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Jemison, John M., Jr.; Welcomer, Stephanie; Kersbergen, Richard; Majewski, Carl – Journal of Extension, 2018
We interviewed early adopter no-till farmers in the New England region to assess why they changed tillage practices and what the perceived advantages and disadvantages of doing so were. We then generated word clouds from answers to key interview questions to convey the farmers' experiences. Most of these innovators were influenced to convert to…
Descriptors: Interviews, Agricultural Occupations, Learning Experience, Agricultural Production
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Fuller, David; Johnson, Steven B. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Participatory research is a useful technique for collecting basic data over a large geographic area. Garlic production was chosen as a participatory research study focus in Maine. Project participants (285) received bulbs to plant, monitored their crop, and reported data online. Participants received a monthly educational newsletter to improve…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Data Collection, Agriculture, Gardening