Loess Hills Young People's FarmLess than 15 percent of the major external research and education grants the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded last year even touched on the science of agroecology—the science of managing agricultural lands to boost the health of the farmland and surrounding environment—according to a study published Friday in the journal Environmental Science and Policy. The study was conducted by Marcia DeLonge, a scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Food and Environment Program; Liz Carlisle, a fellow at the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at the University of California, Berkeley; and Albie Miles, an assistant professor in the Sustainable Community Food Systems Program at the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu. Find the study here and learn what SILT does to support agroecology practices.