This CenUSA Extension and Outreach team coordinates CenUSA’s extensive extension and outreach activities. The team is also charged with developing evaluation mechanisms for assessing learning and behavior change resulting from extension and outreach activities, compiling evaluation results and preparing reports, and coordination of team meetings. Iowa State University's Sorrel Brown serves as the CenUSA Bioenergy lead evaluator.
Drivers and Barriers to Perennial Grass Production for Biofuels
Download CenUSA CoProject Director and Iowa State University professor Keri Jacobs' report from a session she led at the 2012 ISU Integrated Crop Management Workshop. This 1-page PDF document analyzes the participants' perceptions of establishing a switchgrass production system. Feedback from participants showed that produces and farmers will decide whether or not to adopt a perennial grass crop based on the economics of the system. (March 2013).
Possibilities for Aviation Biofuels in the Midwest (Chad Martin, Keith Johnson & Patrick Murphy)
This brief (1-page) report provides information on the attitudes of attendees at an educational meeting showcasing biofuels research and the possibility of wide-scale adoption of biofuel by the aviation industry. (January 2013)