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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

Browse Presentations

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.

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2016 U2U DST Factsheet

September 2016


DST Factsheet

November 2014

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Recent Publications

U2U Special Issue Published in Climate Risk Management

Ten new publications featuring the U2U project were published in the March 2017 issue of the journal Climate Risk Management. Papers in this U2U-focused issue are open access and highlight new social science analysis on farmers’ and advisors’ perceptions of climate risks, detailed information about our decision tools and project evaluation methods, and more. Read Special Issue

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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