Reaction Paper 3 Objectives Summary:
From most important to least based on student reaction papers:

  1. Reduce nutrient loads from agricultural areas to downstream receiving water and marshes
  2. Aglands provide important hydrological and water quality functions integrated landscape-urban, ag, and natural areas.
  3. Reduce negative impacts of ag pesticides released to the environment (tied with 3)
  4. Aglands provide hydrologic function to adjacent ecosystems.
  5. Create and enhance habitat for wildlife with ag landscape
  6. Improve competitiveness of native plants in the industry (tied with 5)
  7. Increase ag diversity (crops, products, and participants)
  8. Preserve, accrete or cumulate organic soils