About This Website
and our Conservation Agriculture Group at Cornell

The Worldwide Conservation Agriculture Knowledge Resources website is being maintained and expanded by the Conservation Agriculture Group at Cornell University, with funding from The Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The CA Group consists of faculty, staff and students in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) who are interested in conservation agriculture and associated practices, including no-till, cover cropping, and related soil health topics. Technical guidance is provided by the SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice). Additional funding for developing the site databases was obtained from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

The primary developers of the current website are Peter Hobbs, head of the CA Group at Cornell and adjunct professor of soil and crop sciences, and Lucy Fisher, director of communications for Internatinal Program's SRI International Network and Resources Center (SRI-Rice) and developer of the former Worldwide Portal to Information on Soil Health. The Conservation Agriculture Group began developing this website several years ago based on a 2006 class project by Peter Shelton, who is now with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

There are already many good CA resource pages available on the internet. While our website also links to a variety of information resources from around the world, one of our most important tasks is to provide up-to-date CA research information, which is currently not well-organized on the internet. Our Zotero research databases allow users to search, sort, export and reformat bibliographic information about conservation agriculture research articles. While full-text access to subscription information cannot be bypassed through our site, abstracts and author contact information can be accessed by most users with internet access.

The new CA website is a member of the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC), a voluntary alliance of members based on the concept of “centers of excellence.”


For questions or further information on Conservation Agriculture, the resources on the website, or the CA Group at Cornell University, please contact us:

Peter Hobbs
Adjunct Professor
Section of Soil and Crop Sciences 
School of Integrative Plant Sciences, CALS
Cornell University 
Ithaca, New York

Lucy Fisher
Associate Director of Communications 
SRI International Network and Resources Center 
International Programs. CALS
Ithaca, New York


Post-doctoral / graduate student contributors to the Worldwide Conservation Agriculture Knowledge Resources website
Emily Ambrose Sidney Madsen
Peter Shelton Zia Ahmed
Adam Kennedy Rajeev Rajbhandari
Jeffrey Wall Jeremy Elliot-Engel
Lorraine Perricone-Dazzo Eugene Fifer
Devon Jenkins Hannah Koski
Zhoucen Feng Phil Frost
Megan Gilbert Xingyu Luo


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