Producer Decision Making

Illuminating mindsets that accelerate voluntary conservation adoption

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Farmer Learning Community Insights From The Field: A Chorus of Conservation ’Whys’

It seems that so much of the conversation about farmers and conservation centers on why farmers are not implementing conservation, including barriers and limitations to voluntary adoption. Those sentiments sometimes sound like,  “If only we could figure out how to reduce the economic consequences of….” or,  “That will never work with our equipment limitations…” or, “There is so much generational momentum with that practice…”  Although...

Producer Decision Making

Insights

The key to a robust data network is actually a robust human network

Digital farm-level data collection, use, and sharing rates across the U.S. are problematically low. These low rates create a snowball effect, ultimately hindering the progress of the farm operation itself...

Sustainable produce is about more than just in-the-ground practices

One of the first things I talk to specialty crop producers about is how they keep their records. And not just their financial records but records of their on-farm practices,...

Producer Decision Making

Projects

Farmer Perceptions on Water

“Without water there is no food.” – Nebraska farmer Of those top five risks facing humanity, water challenges are central to four of them, according to the World Economic Forum’s...

Farmer Perspectives on Data

Several challenges prevent farmers from collecting and sharing data on their production practices with downstream supply chain organizations, such as food companies and retailers. This project undertook research in collaboration...

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Resources

Farmer Perspectives on Data Report
Downloadable PDF.
Conservation Communicators Guide for Non-Cropped Acres
Downloadable PDF.
State of Sustainable Ag Report
Downloadable PDF.

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