Valentin Picasso




International Activity

I focus on forage and grazing system resilience to climate change and the ecological intensification of livestock systems in the US and abroad. In my Forage and Perennial Grains Research Group, we are expanding Kernza, a new perennial grain and forage crop into the US, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. One of our major focuses is providing farmers with tools to design more resilient and stable systems in the face of climate change. We are working to improve silvo-pastoral systems to recover deforested areas of Peru and grazing systems in Uruguay. Fostering international connections is very important for me: I advise students and scholars from Latin America, Africa and Asia. I teach Agronomy 377 – Global Food Production and Health (before Cropping systems of the tropics), study abroad courses (Mexico), and Forage management.

CALS Priority Themes
  • Healthy Ecosystems
  • Changing Climate
  • Food Systems
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Zero Hunger
  • Quality Education
  • Clean Water and Sanitation