Read and download reports of novel on-farm research projects designed and led by farmers in field crops, horticulture, livestock, on-farm energy and more.
Most reports range from two to four pages and summarize rigorous, replicated on-farm research projects planned and conducted by farmers with guidance throughout the process from Practical Farmers’ staff Research Scientist and Cooperators’ Program Coordinator to ensure high-quality data collection and meaningful results. Reports encompass a range of topics in field crops, grazing and livestock, horticulture, on-farm energy and local food. Data from Cooperators’ Program projects is analyzed by Practical Farmers staff trained in agronomic research methods. Research reports are written by Practical Farmers staff to ensure consistency and quality, and are available for free in hard copy or online.