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Advancing the Anaerobic Digestion Value Chain

C-CHANGE, the Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises, has received a one-year grant from the Walton Family Foundation to advance an innovative value chain to address challenges facing U.S. Corn Belt. The value chain is based on the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) and associated bioproducts through the anaerobic digestion of herbaceous … Continue reading Advancing the Anaerobic Digestion Value Chain

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C-CHANGE Team Members Win Soil and Water Conservation Society Awards

Several C-CHANGE team members are among the winners of the 2020 SWCS awards from the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS).  Awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in advocating and advancing the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. Conservation Research Award J. Arbuckle, John Gilley, and … Continue reading C-CHANGE Team Members Win Soil and Water Conservation Society Awards

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C-CHANGE awarded USDA NIFA grant

In June 2020, C-CHANGE was awarded a Sustainable Agricultural Systems program grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The grant expands C-CHANGE to a multi-institutional consortium that includes: Iowa State University C-CHANGE, Penn State University Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Roeslein Alternative Energy, FDCE Inc., and USDA-ARS National Laboratory … Continue reading C-CHANGE awarded USDA NIFA grant

Schulte Moore Wins Entrepreneur Award

Lisa Schulte Moore, C-CHANGE director, is the winner of the 2020 College of Business innovationENTREPRENEUR Award from innovationIOWA. Schulte Moore won the honor through her work on developing a novel and strategic system called Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips using the integration of prairie strips into a landscape defined by row crops … Continue reading Schulte Moore Wins Entrepreneur Award

de Kok-Mercado Receives Outstanding New Professional Award

Omar de Kok-Mercado, project coordinator for of the C-CHANGE team and  natural resource ecology and management, received the 2020 Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award from Iowa State University. De Kok-Mercado coordinates and communicates the activities of the Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) as well as C-CHANGE. Learn more from … Continue reading de Kok-Mercado Receives Outstanding New Professional Award

Iowa’s farmers – and American eaters – need a national discussion on transforming US agriculture

Strips of native prairie grasses planted on Larry and Margaret Stone’s Iowa farm protect soil, water and wildlife. Iowa State University/Omar de Kok-Mercado, CC BY-ND Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses bring the state a lot of political attention during presidential election cycles. But in my view, even though some candidates have … Continue reading Iowa’s farmers – and American eaters – need a national discussion on transforming US agriculture