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Toward a Circular Corn Belt: Science and Stakeholders, Landscapes and Leadership

Schulte Moore virtually presenting at the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture at ASSA 2022

Agriculture faces a suite of urgent challenges. Current production systems are unlikely to simultaneously address the needs of a growing human population, food insecurity, climate change, and environmental degradation. No person or discipline will be able to solve these challenges alone. New transdisciplinary science efforts are needed to design, build, test, and deploy new agricultural systems that are regenerative, biodiverse, climate-resilient, equitable, and economically sustainable in addition to productive.

In the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture, an AAEA annual event happening at the ASSA 2022, Lisa Schulte Moore from Iowa States, shares how teams are working with farmers, industry, government, and other stakeholders to create new systems in Iowa. She will also suggest lessons that may be more broadly applicable to agricultural change efforts elsewhere.

If you are interested in getting a free media registration to view the T.W. Schultz Memorial Lecture on Saturday, January 8 at 6:00 pm – 7 pm Eastern, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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