Changing production practices or modifying your farm or ranch system in some way can be risky, so be sure that you have used correct experimental design and statistical methods to ensure that you have clear, accurate information on which to base your decisions. However, you might ask: “What if I am not quite ready to work on a project of this type? Are there other kinds of research I can do on my farm that will provide useful information?” The answer is yes. Although on-farm research has been defined fairly narrowly in this publication, there are other avenues for experimenting with new varieties or production practices to find answers to your questions.