C-CHANGE work on socioeconomic innovations focuses on promoting rural and urban socioeconomic development while also spurring investment in long-term care of land, water, wildlife, and other natural assets. We do this by:
- Building connections between scientists and entrepreneurs
- Developing business cases for valuing farm labor and ecosystem services
- Fostering markets for renewable agricultural goods and services
The Socioeconomic Innovations effort is led by Dara Wald.
This was a fun paper to work on. I was really excited when manuscript reviews came back with these remarks from the editor, “This is one of the best papers I have seen this year that takes a science matter and has solid useful policy results.”
Photo by Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University
Developing farmer typologies to inform conservation outreach in agricultural landscapes
Suraj Upadhaya, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Lisa A. Schulte
Land Use Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105157
J. Gordon Arbuckle is a Professor of Sociology and an Extension Sociologist at Iowa State University.
My research indicates that farmers who are actively involved in watershed management groups and other conservation networks are more likely to adopt conservation practices like cover crops.
Photo by Jeremy Singer
Conditional Causal Mediation Analysis of Factors Associated With Cover Crop Adoption in Iowa, USA
Danhyang Lee, J. Gordon Arbuckle, Zhengyuan Zhu, Laurie Nowatzke
Water Resources Research, Volume 54, Issue 11, pages 9566-9584, doi: 10.1029/2017WR022385