How to Find Local On-Farm Testing Sites

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Each year, local N.C. Cooperative Extension agents aid NC State to establish research trials with cooperating growers. These trials provide data allowing growers to advance technology, reduce fertilizer use, manage pests in a manner that provides the least impact to the environment, and more. Additionally, each agent also establishes tests or demonstrations on farms with cooperating growers. Data from these sites are often compiled with identical tests in other counties for analysis. Finally, an agent may have localized issues or concerns. As such, the agent may establish a grant-funded project or research site. Collectively, data gathered from these farm plots provide a continual evaluation of farming practices to ensure sustainable production.

While impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic have indeed decreased the number of sites, N.C. Cooperative Extension has developed protocols to reduce contact yet establish research sites on farms. Within the Southeast Extension District,  an overview of these sites, NC State University & NC State Extension Field Trials and Demonstration Sites is available through Google Maps. Location, cooperating grower, N.C. Cooperative Extension agent contact information and brief production summary is usually available. (Hint: This site has been used for multiple years to make sure to select the current year to view 2020 sites).