The goal is Continuous Living Cover cropping systems on the land in the U.S. Midwest. To achieve this, Green Lands Blue Waters has formed a partnership of universities, producer associations, environment groups, agricultural businesses, and government agencies.
Together we are improving the genetics of old and new crops, conducting basic research, helping translate knowledge into Continuous Living Cover cropping systems, building new extension and outreach capacity, directly assisting farmers, and building profitable markets for new crops. With businesses, policy-makers and regulators we are demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of farming with continuous living cover, and creating an environment where these new crops are competitive and profitable from the farmstead to global markets.
The University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences administers the Regional Office for the Green Lands Blue Waters Partnership.