An interactive, online magazine now provides comprehensive information for those considering on-farm research.
The “Grower’s Guide to On-Farm Research” was developed as a tool to be used in conjunction with the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN).
NOFRN is sponsored by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in partnership with the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Board. The goal of the network is to put into effect a statewide, on-farm research program addressing critical farmer production, profitability and natural resources questions.
The guide provides a comprehensive overview of what growers can expect by participating in on-farm research. Some of the current research includes irrigation, nitrogen management in corn production, corn population and cover crops.
Jenny Rees, UNL Extension educator, said the on-farm research grower’s guide is interactive on computers, tablets and mobile phones whether Apple or Android.
“The online magazine isn’t your typical online publication, Rees said. “This was designed for three different learning styles: audio, reading and visual via YouTube videos. We hope this will be an excellent resource for our growers and anyone interested in partnering with us to conduct on-farm research.”
For more information on the project or how to participate, contact Keith Glewen, UNL Extension, at 402-624-8030 or firstname.lastname@example.org, a local UNL Extension office, the Nebraska Corn Board at 402-471-2676 or Nebraska Corn Growers Association at 402-438-6459.
For more information about the NOFRN, visit cropwatch.unl.edu/farmresearch. UNL Extension is in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.