We surveyed the perspectives of farmers, crop professionals, and Extension agents and found that they have positive perspectives concerning multifunctional agriculture, including a positive effect of a nearby prairie to cropland productivity. The survey was conducted in central Iowa and included individuals predominantly from Iowa involved in commodity research and production. Our results are preliminary and provide a baseline for further research into the perspectives of change agents in the U.S. Corn Belt. They also provide insight into similarities among key links in the diffusion of innovation chain.
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Doudna, J. W., O’Neal, M. E., Tyndall, J. C., & Helmers, M. J. (2015). Perspectives of Extension Agents and Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States Corn Belt. The Journal of Extension, 53(6), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss6/2