Episode 3: The Science of Prairie
Brandon meets with Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore (PHD), a professor of natural resource ecology and management, and a leader guiding the scientific efforts of landscape ecology on agricultural lands throughout the Midwest. Brandon and Lisa discuss the benefits of restoring prairie, and the solutions it brings to 21st century challenges in agriculture, technology, and innovation.
Brandon also meets with a variety of scientists, agronomists, and professionals such as Connor Woods, a conservation coordinator at Roeslein Alternative Energy (RNG), who explains the beneficial process of harvesting prairie plant biomass for feedstock and how it contributes to renewable energy.
Finally, Brandon attends a Field Day hosted by Lisa for graduate students, colleagues, farmers, and various industry professionals, where she delivers a impactful speech on the importance of strategically integrated prairie.