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Resilient Agriculture

This publication for farmers, farm advisors and agricultural teachers contains articles about some of the findings of a USDA-NIFA-funded project researching ways to make corn-soybean systems more resilient to the impacts of climate change. This publication won a 2014 Extension Education Materials Award Certificate of Excellence from the American Association of Agronomy and the 2014 Gold Award for technical publications from the Association for Communications Excellence. Individual articles from within this publication are available for download below as well. This resource is part of the US
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Farmer Perspectives on Agricultural Practices, Information, and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 2

This second atlas (Volume 2) provides additional results from a 2012 survey of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Here, the focus is upon farmers' specific behaviors, beliefs about climate and weather, and the tools they utilize to make farm decisions.

Farmer Perspectives on Agriculture and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 1

A resource for extension educators, agricultural advisors and others, for understanding regional perspectives of corn-soybean farmers about climate change. Delineated by watershed, this collection of tables and maps provides the results of a USDA-NIFA-supported survey, conducted in 2012, of 4,778 farmers in 11 Corn-belt states. Learn about farmer beliefs and concerns about climate change, attitudes toward adaptation and mitigation, perceived capacity to deal with the impacts and recent experiences with extreme weather events.