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Farmer Perspectives on 4R Plus, Cover Crops, and Soil Health. Extension Report SOC3103. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Extension.

Arbuckle, J. 2022

Evaluation of multiple baseline SWAT simulations for the Des Moines River and Skunk River Watersheds in central Iowa. Science of the Total Environment. 839: 156302.

Brighenti, T.A., P.W. Gassman, K.E. Schilling, R. Srinivasan, M. Liebman and J.R. Thompson. 2022.

Validation of fruits and vegetable growth parameters for SWAT model
crop yield simulations in Iowa. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.

Brighenti, T.M., N. ÄOEerkasova, T.F. Stone, P.W. Gassman, J.G. Arnold, J.R. Kiniry, J.R. Thompson, M. Liebman, M. Meki, R. Srinivasan, A. Nair and M.J. White. 2023.

Accessing the influence of a bias correction method on future climate scenarios using SWAT as an impact model indicator. Water. 15(4): 750

Brighenti , T.M., P.W. Gassman, W.J. Gutowski and J.R. Thompson. 2023

SWAT model comparison between two methods for calculating tile-drain flow via spatial and temporal calibration. Journal of the ASABE

Brighenti , T.M., P.W. Gassman, W.J. Gutowski and J.R. Thompson. 2023.

Overcoming the Hurdle: Addressing Implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) Through a Social Science Lens. STAC Publication Number 22-002, Edgewater, MD. 107

Collins, L., Stephenson, K., Palm-Forster, L., Power, L., Gibson, A., Arbuckle, J., Handen, A., and Read, D. 2022.

A Guide to 23 Global Syntheses of Plant Diversity Effects: Unpacking Consensus and Incongruence across Trophic Levels. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 98(3), 121-148.

Holmes, K. D., & Blubaugh, C. K. (2023).

Comparative Simulation of Crop Productivity, Soil Moisture and Nitrate-N Leaching Losses for Intermediate Wheatgrass and Maize in Minnesota using the DSSAT Model. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Agroecology and Ecosystem Services 7: DOI 10.3389/fsufs.2023.1010383

Mulla, D.J., M. Tahir and J. M. Jungers. 2023.

Measuring and Predicting Iowa Farmers Current and Potential Future Use of Cover Crops. Society & Natural Resources 36(7):755-775. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2023.2183442.

Nowatzke, Laurie W., and J. G. Arbuckle. 2023.

The Social Factors Influencing Cover Crop Adoption in the Midwest: A Controlled Comparison. Environmental Management. 72; 614-629.

Popovici, Ruxandra, Pranay Ranjan, Mazie Bernard, Emily Usher, Kris Johnson, Linda Prokopy. 2023.

Cover Crop Practices in Iowa 20152020. Staff Report 22-SR 119. Ames, IA: Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.

Singh, S., A. Plastina, & J. Arbuckle. 2022.

Individual- and County-Level Factors Associated with Farmers Use of 4R Plus Nutrient Management Practices. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 78 (5): 41229.

Upadhaya, S., J. G. Arbuckle, and L. A. Schulte. 2023.

Farmer Typologies Integrating Latent and Observed Characteristics: Insights for Soil and Water Conservation Outreach. Land Use Policy 134 (November): 106889.

Upadhaya, Suraj, J. G. Arbuckle, and Lisa A. Schulte. 2023.

Policy process and problem framing for state Nutrient Reduction Strategies in the US Upper Mississippi River Basin. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 78(1), 7081.

Wardropper, C. B., Genskow, K., Lavoie, A., Franklin, D., Usher, E., Wilke, A., Arbuckle, J., Jackson-Smith, D., Prokopy, L., & Rissman, A. 2023.

Predicting nitrate-N losses from farm fields in the Rogers Creek Watershed, MN for alfalfa, Kernza, and winter camelina crop rotations using the SWAT model. Frontiers in Agronomy, section Agroecological Cropping Systems 5

Wilson, G.L., D.J. Mulla, N.R. Jordan, J.M. Jungers and B.A. Gordon.

Barriers and Opportunities for Diversification. UIUC Critical Conversations Workshop, Chicago, IL

Prokopy, Linda. September 2023.

Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2022 Summary Report. Extension Report SOC3105. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Extension.

Arbuckle, J. and C. Morris. 2022.

Testing the Affect of Modified Sense of Place, Conservation Ethic, and Good Farmer Identity Measures on Predicting the Adoption of Cover Crops in Working Landscapes in Iowa. Society & Natural Resources, 0(0), 121.

Bennett, E. A., Burnham, M., Ulrich-Schad, J. D., Arbuckle, J. G., Eaton, W. M., Church, S. P., Eanes, F. R., Cross, J. E., & Williamson, M. A. 2023.

Imagining a Diverse Corn Belt 2023 Illinois Stewardship Alliance Soil Health Week. March 10, 2023. Accessed 9/29/2023. 33 registrants.

Blubaugh, C., Maynard, L., Traldi, R., Usher, E., Prokopy, L.

Expanding Crop Rotation Options and the Diverse Corn Belt Project. Illinois Indiana Extension
Climate Series. August 24, 2023.

Asprooth L., Usher, E.


tatus quo, transformation, collapse: Potential futures of agriculture in the Midwestern United States.
International Association for Society and Natural Resources Conference. June 12-15, 2023. Portland, Maine

AFloress, K., M. Baskerville, S.P. Church, S. Harden, L. Maynard, L.S. Prokopy, M. Tiboris, A. Thompson, R. Traldi, E. Usher. (2023).

Barriers, Opportunities, and the Future of Agricultural Diversification in the Corn Belt: Farmer’s Perspectives. International Association for Society and Natural Resources Conference. June 12-15, 2023. Portland, Maine.

Traldi, R., E. Usher, L. Asprooth, J. Arbuckle, S.P. Church, K. Floress, A. Torres, L.S. Prokopy. (2023).

Sociology of soil and water conservation in agriculture: What have we learned, and where are we headed? Plant to Table: Food Production, Culture, and Consequences on the Great Plains, Center for Great Plains Studies 48th Conference. Lincoln, NE, April 20, 2023. (120)

Arbuckle, J.G.

A Stepladder toward Adoption of Multiple Complementary Conservation Practices: Iowa Farmers’ Concurrent Use of No-Till, Cover Crops, and Extended Rotations. Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference, August 9, 2023. (32)

Nowatzke, L. and J. Arbuckle.

Grass to Gas: Stakeholder Perspectives on the Development of a Hypothetical On-Farm Perennial Grass-Based Renewable Natural Gas Production Value Chain. Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference, August 8, 2023. (17)

Morris, C. and J. Arbuckle.

Global warming’s “Six Americas” among Iowa farmers: Employing a short climate change survey to explore differential attitudes within a subpopulation. International Association for Society and Natural Resources Annual Conference, Portland, ME, June 13, 2023. (25)

Nowatzke, L. and J. Arbuckle.

Combining social willingness & ecological potential to assess biomassbased biogas production potential. 2023 American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Denver, March 23-27, 2023.

Upadhaya, S., Arbuckle, J.G., & Mba-Wright, Mark.

Adoption of Agricultural Conservation Practices: Focus on Drainage Management. Learning from Leaders: Accelerating the Adoption of Conservation Drainage Webinar, Agricultural Drainage Management Coalition. January 26, 2023. (40)

Arbuckle, J. and L.S. Prokopy.

What is Regenerative Ag? UIUC Extension Crop Management Conference, Urbana, Dekalb, and online (~300 people)

Heaton E.A. and Becker, T. (February 2023)

Presentation to UIUC Extension’s Farm Assets Conference, Savoy, IL (Nov 2022, 400 people)

Heaton E.A.

Envisioning a Diverse and Resilient Corn Belt Sustainable Ag Summit, November 17th, 2022, Phoenix, AZ

Prokopy, L., Harden, S., Clark, R., (2022)

Social science research informing sustainability efforts. Corteva Sustainability Leadership Team Meeting. June 23, 2023. (22)

Arbuckle, J.

Presentation on Comet Farm for diversified crop rotations to Martin Farms, 5,000 acres in Alabama

Delaney, K. and Heaton E.A. (March 2023)

Understanding the Role of Microbes in Soil Organic Matter Building and Functioning, Beck Agricultural Center, West Lafayette, IN, Jan 24, 2023.

Rui, Yichao.

Soil Health and C Building in Row Crop and Pasture Systems, Indiana Grazing Schools talk. Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, Dubois, IN, June 10, 2023.

Rui, Yichao.

Soil Health and C Building in Row Crop and Pasture Systems, Indiana Grazing Schools talk. Randolph County Extension Office, Winchester, IN, June 16, 2023.

Rui, Yichao.

IL Regenerative Ag Initiative spring public convening, online (April 2023; 25 Extension and public diversified agriculture stakeholders)

DiverseCornBelt: Visioning What Can Come Next. Purdue University Institute for a Sustainable Future. February 2, 2023

Prokopy, L., Thompson, A,.

Diverse Corn Belt: Visioning What Can Come Next Purdue University Farm Policy study group, February 11th, 2023

Usher, E.,

Updates from the DiverseCornBelt: Enhancing Rural Resilience through Landscape Diversity in the Midwest Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference, August 6-9, 2023. Des Moines, IA

Asprooth, L., Gassman, P., Gramig, B., Prokopy, L., Schilling, K., Usher, E.,

Sustainability & Diversification Practices & Demands of the US Fresh Produce & Food Retail Industry. Illinois State University Research Symposium April 14th, 2023. Bloomington, IL

Ackah, R., Spaulding, A. (2023).

Diversifying the Corn Belt: Is There a Role for Horticultural Food Crops? American Horticultural Society, July 2023. Orlando, Florida.

Asprooth, L., Prokopy, L., Maynard, E., Traldi, R., Usher, E., Torres, A., Ulloa Gomez, M.

The Social Dimension of Agricultural Conservation. NRCS Soil Health Training, West Lafayette, IN.

Prokopy, Linda. June 2023.

Overview of the Diverse Corn Belt Project. Colorado State University, Departmental Seminar, Fort Collins, CO.

Prokopy, Linda. September 2023.