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U2U Decision Support Tool Educational Resources

The U2U Educational Resources page includes everything you need to quickly learn about and disseminate U2U decision support tools.


Using Useful to Usable (U2U) Tools for an Introductory Agronomy Course (Purdue University)

This lab assignment was constructed to provide introductory Agronomy students with a knowledge base of farming technology and available agricultural decision-making tools.

Videos & Presentations


Webinar: Lessons Learned about Selling Conservation

January 2015

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Dr. Linda Prokopy provides a review of research on farmer adoption of behavior and provides examples of how the U2U project is using social science to improve decision support tool design, uptake and evaluation.


Symposium: Improving Climate Information for Midwestern Crop Production

November 2015

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The U2U team hosted a special session at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting focused on the Useful to Usable project. In total there are 8 presentations available in this session.


Webinar: Do extreme events cause a shift in climate change beliefs?

November 2014

Dr. Stuart Carlton looks at how the 2012 Midwestern drought affected ag advisors' climate risk perceptions, climate change beliefs, and adaptation attitude.

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2016 U2U DST Factsheet

September 2016


DST Factsheet

November 2014

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Recent Publications

Selected Journal Articles

Prokopy, L.S., C.E. Hart, R. Massey, M. Widhalm, J. Andresen, J. Angel, T. Blewett, O.C. Doering, R. Elmore, B.M. Gramig, P. Guinan, B.L. Hall, A. Jain, C.L. Knutson, M.C. Lemos, L.W. Morton, D. Niyogi, R. Power, M.D. Shulski, C. X. Song, E.S. Takle, and D. Todey. 2015. “Improving team communication for enhanced delivery of agro-climate decision support tools.” Agricultural Systems. 138: 31-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.05.002(View Abstract)

Niyogi, D, X. Liu, J. Andresen, Y. Song, A.K. Jain, O, Kellner, E. Takle, and O. Doering. 2015. Crop Models Can Capture the Impacts of Climate Variability on Corn Yield. Geophysical Research Letters. 42(9): 3356-3363. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063841.(View Abstract)

Selected Extension Publications

Church, S., Haigh, T., Widhalm, M., Prokopy, L., Arbuckle, J., Hobbs, J., Knoot, T., Knutson, C., Loy, A., Mase, A., Mcguire, J., Morton, L., Tyndall, J. (2015). Farmer Perspectives on Agricultural Practices, Information, and Weather Variability in the Corn Belt: A Statistical Atlas, Volume 2. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/R79W0CFS (View Publication)


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