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Purdue awarded $10 million for #DiverseCornBelt project

A $10 million Center-affiliated project seeks to make Midwestern agriculture more resilient by diversifying farms, marketing and the agricultural landscape.

We’ve all heard of hedging a bet or diversifying a portfolio to be able to weather ups and downs, and this is the same concept, said Center affiliate Linda Prokopy, department head and professor of horticulture and landscape architecture at Purdue University, who leads the project.