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Leopold Center Awards Research Grants for 2017


The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture has awarded grants totaling $1.4 million for 21 new research and demonstration projects to begin this year.

The four research initiatives are Ecology, Marketing and Food Systems, Policy, and Cross-Cutting.

Leopold Center Director Mark Rasmussen said, “With 2017 being the Leopold Center’s 30th year of operations, we have reviewed the scope of our funded research projects. Over these three decades, the projects we have funded are innovative, forward-thinking and successful.”

The grants will aid in the advancement of sustainable agriculture while protecting Iowa’s soil, water, and help Iowa citizens increase the availability of locally grown foods.