Farmers Reflect on On-Farm Research

A roundtable discussion on on-farm research. Collaborative on-farm research is growing as an important means to connect science and practice in organic agriculture and improve the relevance and applicability of research results. Farmers will share challenges, benefits, and results; researchers will contribute their experience; and the group will discuss ways to strengthen the practice and grow the impact of collaborative organic research. Key topics include: What’s important for effective on-farm research trials? How do farmers integrate research tasks into their farm operations? And how do they use the results? What do farmers think their research partners could do better?