Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Volume

17

Issue

4

First Page

175

Last Page

199

Abstract

Global demand is increasing for food, feed, and fiber; for additional agricultural outputs, such as biofuels; and for ecosystem services, such as clean water and outdoor recreation. In response, new agricultural enterprises are needed that produce more outputs from existing lands while meeting the "triple bottom line" of high performance in economic, environmental, and social terms. Establishing such enterprises requires coordination and development within three critical domains: landscape configurations (i.e., types and arrangements of land uses), supply/value chains (i.e., processing and utilization), and policy and governance. In this essay, we describe our efforts, as land-grant university scientists, to support coordinated innovation and enterprise development in integrated place-based institutions, which we term landlabs. We describe our experiences in three prototyping efforts and outline key features of landlabs that are emerging from these efforts. Land-grant universities have a central and crucial role to play in organizing and operating landlabs.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 17 (2013): 175. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

University of Georgia

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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