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You’re Already Doing Research – Now Here’s How To Make It Pay.

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  1 Comment

Trying out a new technique may make you money. Or it might just cost a bundle. Here’s how you can figure out the answers to all your pasture questions – on your own pasture. And it’s just in time to help you if you’re thinking of getting a SARE grant to cover the costs!

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Research isn’t a four-letter word. It’s something we do from the time we are born, tryin
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Author and editor emeritus

Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

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  1. Great article! SARE grants are excellent resources and supports. I hear that in some areas, there will be incentive for farmers to partner with Extension or other ‘professional’ organizations to do more intensive/thorough testing.

    Whether or not you’re in Iowa, the Practical Farmers of Iowa (practicalfarmers.org) has a history of on-farm research projects. Check out the Cooperator’s Program to see what folks have looked at. We also support farmer-researchers with modest stipends and cost-shares to show appreciation for the hard work.

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