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Umass grad student Kristin Oleskwwicz harvests vegetables growing under PV arrays at a test plot at the UMass Crop Animal Research and Education Center in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. (Photo CC-licensed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

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Civil Eats TV: Women in Wool

We profile women working the land, with animals, and with wool to create a local fiber shed: ‘If you care about where your food comes, you should care about where your fiber comes from.’

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Lisa Schulte Moore. (Photo credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

After Years of Pushing for Prairie Strips, This Ecologist Won a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Lisa Schulte Moore used to have to explain the benefits of her work to farmers in the Corn Belt. Now, over half of farmers in Iowa are willing to plant prairie strips next to cropland to improve soil health and water quality and mitigate climate change.