Mission: When people, land, and community are as one, all three members prosper; when they relate not as members but as competing interests, all three are exploited. By consulting nature as the source and measure of that membership, the land institute seeks to develop an agriculture that will save soil from being lost or poisoned while promoting a community life at once prosperous and enduring.
Programs: The land institute is developing a new farming system, natural systems agriculture (nsa), with perennial wheat, etc. Grown in mixtures that provide their own fertility, weed control and water management and hold the soil year-round. Nsa responds to the urgent need to stop soil erosion worldwide.
education and public policy - work that focuses on encouraging others to become more active in work that promotes ecology and agriculture. Includes publication of the land report and presentation of the prairie festival, a public event of workshops. The land report reaches approximately 3,000 people and the prairie festival has an attendance of approximately 1,000 people.