Share your variety trial, on-farm experiment results or great new equipment with fellow farmers and researchers. Combine this message with other topics and offer a 4 to 6 hour field day.
Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton of North Carolina State University Extension shared their experience planning and hosting on-farm programs and field days. eOrganic hosted their webinar called “Out in the Sun: How to Plan and Put on an Engaging, Informative and Successful Field Day.” [Learn more here.]
Photo: At an on-farm field day in Milton, PA, Mitch Hunter, a PhD student in Agronomy at Penn State, demonstrates how to measure light interception by a cover crop canopy and discusses how this influences a cover crop’s ability to suppress weeds. Photo courtesy of Charlie White.