UW Seeking Producer Input For Research

The University of Wyoming is wanting to hear from producers on where their research is going. At the Wyoming Forage Field Day held recently at the UW Sustainable Agricultural Research and Extension Center, UW Associate Dean for Research and Director of Experiment Stations Bret Hess the process stared with gathering input from its stakeholders.

UW solicited its extension educators and commodity groups to provide a list of agricultural producers. UW has presented their draft outline for their research priorities and sought input on the direction of the producer Ag-research priorities. In a interview with KNEB/Rural Radio Network, Hess says that information is then provided to UW researchers.

This new approach is already getting the attention of agricultural producers who are open to working more directly with the university.

This effort is being coupled with a producer oriented research grant program through the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. This is another way that will allow research priorities to be addressed that involves the producer. Hess says both programs will address key priorities of the state that are beneficial to the producer.

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