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Farming on the Edge II

Project Period:

15 months 1994-11-01 - 1995-06-01

Principal Investigator:

Ann Sorensen, CAE; Richard Greene, Northern Illinois University; and Karen Russ, Northern Illinois University

Description
We used GIS to integrate ag census data, NRI data and other national and regional data to generate a national map that highlighted productive farmland under threat by development and a report that defines strategic farmland and why important to protect it

Outcomes
The analysis was institutionalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and continues to be used to prioritize funding and research efforts. The report and map continue to generate over 2,000 “hits” a month on our Internet site.

American Farmland Trust