prairie land Annual Knox College Tradition Burns Bright in the Spring By T.J. Carson • Mar 15, 2017 T.J. Carson Every spring since 1954, Knox College students and faculty have taken part in a one day event that helps bring new life to an old prairie. The event is so popular that the school's sports teams derive their nickname from it. Restoring Prairie on the Great Plains By Brian Seifferlein • Feb 1, 2016 Courtesy Prairie Plains Resource Institute From the air, the Midwest looks like a patchwork of cropland and pastures. But before the land was turned over to plows and center pivots, most of it was a sea of grass. Restoration Effort Returns Prairie Meadow to Its Roots By Emily Boyer • Jul 21, 2014 TSPR's Emily Boyer A two-acre vacant lot near the Old Macomb Cemetery is beginning to look the way it did hundreds of years ago. Farm Land vs Prairie Land By Grant Gerlock • Oct 7, 2013 Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media Rod Christen and his sister Kay farm corn, soybeans, and wheat on the family’s land near the small town of Steinauer in southeast Nebraska, but their main crop is grass.