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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Oilseed to Jet-Fuel Economics, Outreach, and Extension

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Project Number: 5445-21660-003-17
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2014

Objective:
Assess farmer and allied agricultural service providers concerning expansion of bioenergy oilseed production and contracting in existing wheat-based production systems.

Approach:
Extension educators in the region will be contacted to i) identify extension educators’ current level of knowledge concerning oilseed and bioenergy crop production; (ii) determine needed information and technical assistance to train extension educators; (iii) obtain information to guide the development of an outreach program for this project to assist local extension educators. Outreach and extension efforts to the agricultural community will be achieved through: (i) community stakeholder conferences and meetings to obtain input from agricultural stakeholders and disseminate project findings, information an output; and (ii) outreach media, which includes a professionally developed website, electronic decision aides, fact sheets and agricultural demonstrations.

Last Modified: 8/27/2014
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