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
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
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
C-CHANGE team member Emily Heaton was featured in Parade’s 2020 listing of the best Earth Day activities across America. Heaton is shown in her research field of Miscanthus giganteus being filmed by a crew from Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, producers of the This American Land series. The article notes that Heaton is developing perennial … Continue reading Heaton Featured in Parade’s Earth Day Focus
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
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
ISU researchers pave the way to make prairie strips eligible option for federal conservation program
U.S. farmers will be able to collect federal conservation payments for installing prairie strips on their land, and C-CHANGE-affiliated researchers from Iowa State University helped bridge the gap between the latest science and federal policy. Learn more in this news release from Iowa State.
The work of C-CHANGE investigator, Dr. Dara Wald, is highlighted in by Link.
Video from the Iowa State Office of the VP for Research
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