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Solutions for Agricultural Transformation: Insights on Knowledge-Intensive Agriculture

Agriculture is now at a crossroad. Its resource base is shrinking, and the productivity of the resource is declining. Existing agricultural production systems with heavy dependence on different inputs have become increasingly untenable. Fortunately, technological innovations and improvements create opportunities for a paradigm shift from labor and resource-intensive to knowledge-intensive agriculture.

Illustration Photo: Soil sensor at Cronin Farm & Dan Forgey. 2016 Leopold Conservation Award Winner. (credits: USDA NRCS South Dakota / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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