This guide, and supporting case studies, walks producers through a step-by-step process for planning, preparing and conducting research trials on the farm. Some of these steps include:

  • Formulating the research question
  • Determining what to measure
  • Assessing resources
  • Ensuring timing and accuracy of data collection
  • Using field data sheets
  • Analyzing and interpreting results

The guide includes blank pages and templates for capturing notes and data.

This video highlights the value producers can get from conducting their own on-farm research and explains how to use the Guide to On-Farm Demonstration Research. It shares the experiences of producers in the Bulkley-Nechako & Fraser-Fort George region who participated in an applied research project testing forage production practices and helped inform the development of the guide.

Resources & Downloads:

A Guide to On-Farm Demonstration Research | Farm Adaptation Innovator Program – YouTube

Guide – On-Farm Demonstration Research – 2016

Case Study 1 – Testing an Idea Before Betting the Farm On It – 2017

Case Study 2 – Using Science to Guide Decision-Making – 2017

Case Study 3 – Detailed Measurements Show What Your Eyes Can’t See – 2017

Case Study 4 – Even Inconclusive Forage Trial Findings Offer Benefits – 2017