Friday, January 14, 2022

New virtual platform set up by land-grant universities lets farmers help other farmers with greener farming practices

A new virtual platform allows farmers to swap tips and tutorials on greener farming practices.

"One Good Idea was created to increase farmer-to-farmer learning about methods to improve soil, land and finances. Topics cover an array of subjects such as cover crops, conservation tillage, rotational grazing and nutrient management," Jordan Strickler reports for the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Farmers can submit videos, podcasts or ideas in other formats sharing how they successfully adopted such practices.

Farmers can share how they improve soil health and other such practices to help farmers considering similar practices, Strickler reports. The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and is a collaboration of land-grant universities: UK, Mississippi State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Arkansas and the University of Illinois.

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