In the face of climate change, how can we develop a more safe, sustainable, and resilient food system?

For this workshop, we looked twenty years into the future to envision what the conditions of the Cornbelt might be and the types of productive landscapes, ecologies and social conditions they might generate. Interdisciplinary researchers asked in the face of climate change, how can we develop a more safe, sustainable, and resilient food system? How can you act now to shape the resilience of the region in the future? Can we imagine a new model of agricultural production in which regional ecologies are prioritized alongside production? How can discrete farm-scale strategies aggregate to transform larger social, ecological and economic systems?