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The Cross-Cutting Initiative uses a systems approach and multiple research areas to balance competing and complementary goals of ecosystem health, productivity, economic and social well-being.
Water, energy, soil and alternative farming systems: It has become clear as we enter this era of new agriculture that the research issues and solutions for problems have become more complex and difficult to understand.
Initiative coordinator: Malcolm Robertson, (515) 294-1166, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leopold Center has been a strong supporter of the Long-Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) plots since their establishment in 1998 at the ISU Neely Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farm in Adair County. This work is supported by a competitive grant that is part of the Cross-Cutting Initiative. Details here