Video: Perspectives on Systems Research
This set of videos, produced by Lee Meyer and Jeff Franklin of the University of Kentucky with support from the University of Georgia, uses the advice and experiences of systems research experts to help you become a productive systems researcher and a more successful grant writer.
The educational program is divided into five video modules:
The videos can also be found on University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture YouTube channel.
Meet the Experts
Charlie Jackson, director one of the founding farmers of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project in North Carolina. ASAP helps create and expand local food markets by linking local farms to local markets and supporters, and building healthy communities through connections to local food.
Vivien Allen, the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Thornton Distinguished Professor of Forages in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. Allen’s research has included over a decade’s worth of successful results integrating crop and livestock systems with water management to enhance natural resources, improve profitability, and create a more sustainable approach to agriculture.
Anthony Flaccavento, executive director and founder of Appalachian Sustainable Development, a non-profit dedicated to developing healthy, diverse, and ecologically sound economic opportunities in southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee.
Paul Mueller, a professor of crop science and sustainable ag coordinator at North Carolina State University. Mueller is also the coordinator for the Farming Systems Research Unit of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, a non-profit that develops and promotes food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.