Savanna Institute Alternative to Corn / Soy - Implementation, Research Education

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  1. Mary-Kate

    Mary-Kate Junior Member

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    The Savanna Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing restorative, savanna-based agricultural systems through research, education, and outreach. As the daughter organization of the Restoration Agriculture Institute, Savanna Institute has been tasked with the mission of implementing real world case studies of the savanna-based agriculture system.

    We are currently working with farmers across the region to prepare for the first iteration of the Savanna Institute Case Study Program in 2014. The SI Case Study Program explores the potential of savanna-based systems to become ecologically sound, agriculturally productive, and economically viable alternatives to the corn-soybean rotation that currently dominates agriculture in the Midwestern United States.

    We are proud to introduce you to our 2014 Case Study Program farmers. These pioneering individuals and families have joined us in the pursuit of a more viable agriculture industry. To meet the farmers of the Savanna Institute, most of whom were inspired by Permaculturist Mark Shepard , visit https://www.savannainstitute.org/farmers.html


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    To use the pre-plow Midwestern Oak Savanna as the basis for the restorative production of food, fuel, and carbon sequestration.

    Based on the ideas presented in Mark Shepard's Restoration Agriculture the Savanna Institute is the daughter organization of Restoration Agriculture Institute, founded by Mark Shepard.

    In partnering with researchers, universities, farmers and local farm communities, Savanna Institute seeks to implement, research and educate about ecologically restorative , biodverse farming systems as a viable alternative to the corn - soy rotation most farmers are in the Midwestern section of the United States.

    To meet the farmers and members of Savanna Institute, visit https://www.savannainstitute.org/farmers.html









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    cheers and kudoes! i'm glad to see anyone in the Midwest of the USoA who is doing alternative agriculture.
     
  3. Rick Larson

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    I will be visiting Mary-Kate!
     

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