Research Symposium

Are you interested in conducting research? Do you want to learn about this year’s projects?

Please join us for the 2020 Virtual Research Symposium.


The virtual Research Symposium is an online gathering where farmer-researchers share their research from the field season. This year’s research findings are focused on no-till vegetable production, amendments to hasten emergence of small grains, reduced protein for heritage chickens, tomato grafting on different varieties, rapid regeneration of land for vegetable production, the best summer and fall lettuce varieties, sweet potato variety trial and updates on other variety and breeding trials. If you are interested in conducting research or want to learn about this year’s projects, please join us! 

A follow-up planning session will be held in the Research & Seed Participatory Workshop on Thursday December 3.


Research Symposium Part 1: Monday November 30, 11:00AM – 12:30PM

  • Year in review
  • 5 presentations by farmer-researchers with time for questions


Research Symposium Part 2: Monday November 30, 1:30PM-3:00PM

  • 6 presentations by farmer-researchers with time for questions


Research & Seed Participatory Workshop: Thursday December 3, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

The Research & Seed Programs Participatory Workshop is the space to plan farmer-led research projects for the upcoming years. Working with other farmers with similar research ideas, this workshop is the central place to ask questions about farmer-led research and work through your ideas for an on-farm research trial. Please join us to get curious together!