Dr. Rob Myers discussed farmer, rancher, and researcher interaction through the lens of grants and projects funded by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) programming during the last 30 years. Dr. Myers is the Regional Director of Extension Programs for the USDA-NIFA North Central Region, SARE.
Dr. Myers stressed the importance of integrating early and continuous input from farmers and ranchers on potential research projects. He also outlined methods and materials SARE uses for recruiting potential research partners.