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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Wallace M Meyer III

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This project seeks to explore whether regenerative agriculture can be a tool to mitigate climate change and increase resilience. It asks if specific practices of no-till (NT) and “Three Sisters” intercropping can contribute to a collective climate mitigation “toolkit” across regions of the USA.

Climate change is the existential threat of the century. We are already experiencing shifts in weather and disease patterns and increased food insecurity. Industrial agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, highlighting the imperative of the development of and transition to well-informed regenerative agricultural practices. Despite the urgency, a comprehensive set of agricultural “climate best practices'' does not exist for the USA or any specific region. As such, we are currently ill-equipped to give recommendations to farmers or policy makers, and subsequently ill-prepared to address this existential threat.