Next Generation On-Farm Research Initiative
Sustainable Production
Field management Nutrient managementSoil healthTillageYield trials
Lead Principal Investigator:
Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Brief Project Summary:

The goal is to continue the impactful collaborative initiative among the NCB, NCGA, NSB and UNL Extension to launch the next generation of applied farm research success using contemporary technology, tools and learning networks. Rapidly evolving precision agriculture technologies offer great opportunity to elevate on-farm research discovery and data analysis capacity. Emerging interest in professional learning networks, both in person and online, warrant evolving the way we engage growers to remain connected and relevant—an intergenerational approach to moving the soybean (and corn) industry forward.

Unique Keywords:
#crop management systems
Information And Results
Project Deliverables

1. Identify research protocols and data collection processes that leverage on-farm research using contemporary precision agriculture technologies and pursue meaningful research collaborations with extension faculty (2019).
2. Engage NSB (and NCB) in prioritization of on-farm research priorities (2019).
3. Develop relationships with soybean (and corn) growers that are engaged and interested in on-farm research discoveries (2019).
4. Establish relationships with UNL faculty focused on “big data” management and analysis (2019)
5. Develop relationships with industry professionals allowing for increased collaboration on research projects (2019)
6. Disseminate research results in a variety of modes: web, social media, print, electronic, in-person meetings and field days, and applied academic agronomy journals (2019).
7. Research-based results will be used by soybean (and corn) growers to enhance profitability and sustainability of their respective operations and commodity industries (2019 and beyond).
8. An on-going evaluation assessment of program impact will be developed and implemented annually with a sampling of the NOFRN (2019).

Final Project Results

Updated November 20, 2019:

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The United Soybean Research Retention policy will display final reports with the project once completed but working files will be purged after three years. And financial information after seven years. All pertinent information is in the final report or if you want more information, please contact the project lead at your state soybean organization or principal investigator listed on the project.