Researchers at the University of Minnesota are exploring how farmers can respond to climate change by adjusting the mix of crops that they grow.
The addition of native prairie plants and cover crops like winter rye can make farm fields more resilient to the effects of climate change.
But how do you convince farmers to grow them? That's the challenge that Nick Jordan has taken on.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him. He's a professor of agronomy and plant genetics at the University of Minnesota. He's also with the Institute on the Environment.
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