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UW-Platteville to Contribute to Diverse Corn Belt Project
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/15/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Agriculture is contributing to a $10 million project that aims to to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

It's called #DiverseCornBelt: Resilient Intensification, being primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and led by Purdue University.

The main objectives of the five-year project is to to identify a viable set of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cropping systems that are more resilient to market volatility and environmental stressors and then deliver these new, diversified approaches to farmers, landowners and communities through a network of tools, training and resources.

"I am particularly excited about working with my colleagues to put together and deliver this course and am hopeful that many students at UW-Platteville will take part and benefit," said UWP Associate Professor Dr. Pete Lammers. "This will be a unique opportunity for students at UW-Platteville to travel and network with students from other states while exploring farming and food systems throughout the Midwest."

In addition, the effort will develop and deliver undergraduate educational modules to educate the future workforce.

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