On-Farm Research Conference Focuses on How to Get Good Data

Farmers, ag business and Extension professionals invited to participate in December session.

An opportunity for Extension professionals, agribusiness leaders and interested farmers to increase their understanding of research methods is the goal of a conference planned for Dec. 18-19 at Iowa State University.

The On-Farm Research Conference features training on how to conduct scientifically valid in-field research. The program includes sections on selecting research sites, methods and technology for data collection, and basis statistics and analyses of data generated. The conference features a combination of general sessions and workshops.

How to produce quality, sound data

Daren Mueller, ISU Extension program specialist and conference coordinator, says, "Our goal with this event is to help individuals understand the research process and then produce quality, sound data that have value to Iowa growers."

The school will be held Dec.18-19 at the Knapp-Storms Dining Complex on the ISU campus, and is being conducted by ISU Extension and the ISU Corn and Soybean Initiative through a grant from the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center. The registration fee is $50 postmarked by Dec. 11. Late registration fee is $75. Pre-registration is required for this conference. More information about the conference is at www.aep.iastate.edu/onfarm, or by calling ISU Agribusiness Education Program at 515-294-6429.

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