How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch
|Be attentive to details when testing new methods. This farmer-researcher checks emergence through a cover crop mulch |
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Farmers and ranchers seeking to cut production costs or improve their stewardship of natural resources often experiment with new methods. Devising and carrying out research tests with an organized design can bring reliable, valuable answers to some of your most pressing production questions. In "How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch," learn more about how to conduct research at the farm level. It includes practical tips for crop and livestock producers, four sidebars about SARE-funded producers who improved their farms, ranches and off-ranch marketing thanks to well-managed research, and a comprehensive list of more in-depth resources.