Purdue On The Farm is designed to connect Purdue Extension with our clientele and partners to build and enhance relationships, to understand perception and practices, to observe, to generate data to underpin recommendations, and to build professional capacity within our Extension network. We are building the program through four tiers: (1) Survey, (2) Field Monitoring (e.g., disease, pest, challenge v. successes), (3) Demonstration, and (4) On-Farm Research.

Relationships will be built throughout this continuum while serving, providing education, troubleshooting, discussions of latest products, and data generation to be aggregated for larger impacts.

Each one of these tiers meet the farmer (and Educator) where they are at (from simple survey to on-farm research). Some individuals take time to gain confidence and to gain understanding before they can advance to on-farm research that can be aggregated for broader impact.