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Grant Schultz, known in some circles as the “Mad Scientist of Permaculture,” develops tools and techniques for creating and managing agroecosystems, including drought-proofing soils with GPS technology and building electric tractors. Versaland, his 145-acre Iowa farm, produces livestock, fruit, and vegetables in an integrated permaculture system.