Agricultural Innovations and Land Use

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Rural Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Bourbon Room, Astor, Mezzanine
Organizers: Christopher Laingen
Chairs: Christopher Laingen


Papers in this session will cover topics about accurately measuring agricultural land use using USDA Census of Agriculture data, historic tobacco production in northwest Missouri, consequences and implications of unpredicted causes and driving forces of rural land change (international trade, Conservation Reserve Program, and ethanol), innovation and 19th century wheat production in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, and monitoring agricultural land use change (cattle ranching and small-grain farming) in the Northwestern Great Plains.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Christopher R. Laingen*, Eastern Illinois University, The Trouble with Total Cropland 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Dawn Drake*, Missouri Western State University, From Blossom to Ash: The Tobacco Industry in Northwest Missouri 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Darrell Napton*, South Dakota State University, Unpredicted Rural Land Changes and Their Consequences and Sustainability Implications 20 4:00 PM
Presenter John Hudson*, Northwestern University, Agricultural Innovation on an Agricultural Frontier: Wheat in the mid-19th century Rock River Valley 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Roger Auch*, United States Geological Survey, Kristi Sayler, United States Geological Survey, "A Hard Way to Make a Living": Monitoring Natural Resources Land-Cover, Land-Use Change in the Northwestern Great Plains Ecoregion 20 4:40 PM

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