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New online database helps Minnesota farmers share sustainable practices

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A new online database will connect farmers with other farmers to share their experiences with sustainable farming methods. Farmers will be able to pull up the tool on their phone or desktop computer, and find nearby peers willing to share their experiences with specific practices.

The idea originated in a University of Minnesota Extension Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (Southwest RSDP) Natural Resources Work Group meeting two years ago. Since then, the Southwest RSDP has supported the development of case studies to populate the database. According to Southwest RSDP Executive Director Anne Dybsetter, this peer-to-peer sharing is about honoring farmer experience and expertise.

Read full story: New online database helps Minnesota farmers share sustainable practices, RSDP Happenings newsletter, March 2018 issue.

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