Harvey County Extension invited producers interested in converting to no-till production to form a local discussion group in 2003. A small group formed, and consistently met monthly during the winter months to focus on no till production. Currently this group boasts over 40 members, and still meets to tackle the questions and discuss the ideas they have. The discussion format has worked well to identify their questions, explore their ideas, develop a network of peers, and has helped them take an active role in their no-till education.
This session will highlight the outcomes of this focus group, and will then lead a discussion on the possibilities of developing other discussion groups that could center on topics such as estate planning, farm management, family farm discussions, etc.
|Conference||2012 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference|
|Presentation Type||60-Minute Concurrent|