On-Farm Experimentation Community
- guidelines to implement OFE with farmers
- examples of OFE, experiences and lesson learnt
- statistical solutions to analyse OFE data
- best practices to solve specific OFE problems
The new community (OFE-C) will be a complement to the international Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation (COFE).
Technical topics like design, analytical and implementation specifics of on-farm experiments will be part of the Community, while methodological approaches, rationales and benefits of on-farm experimentation will be overarching topic areas for the Consortium.
Major benefits include making use of the Community’s existing website and network, notably scientific expertise
The leaders of the new Community would need to be careful that the objectives of the Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation and the Community do not overlap and create duplication of efforts.
Starting the construction of an “OFE Wiki” including definitions, projects 1-pager descriptions, scripts, expertise contacts and software recommendations, exercises with (training / non real) databases, repository of protocols and existing farmer/extension guides
Developing a message board for Community members to post specific needs, connect people swiftly and conveniently (demand/offer), and provide a platform for rapid feedback on emerging directions.
Building an “OFE wiki How-to”: seeking reports and guidelines about On-Farm Experimentation The ISPA Community OFDS (On-Farm Data-Sharing and experimentation) is creating an online “OFE wiki How-to” to support On-Farm Experimentation initiatives worldwide. We are looking for: Relevant material aimed at practitioners to (re-)publish (or link toward) e.g. design manuals, implementation guidelines for farmers, best practice recommendations, scripts and protocols for analysts, statistical solutions and packages, accounts of experiences and lesson learnt for extension personnel, etc. People motivated to volunteer time and effort to help setup, compile, organise, write-up the Wiki (excellent opportunity ...more
26 June 2018, Montreal, Quebec, Canada The meeting started at 6:35 pm with 11 people in attendance. After introductions, a discussion occurred about changing the focus of the OFDS Community from sharing of field-scale trial data collected on production farms to methods, protocols and analysis of on-farm experimentation. The rationale for the change provided by Nicolas Tremblay and Tom Morris was that the proposed new Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation with leadership by Simon Cook would benefit from having a scientific home in ISPA, and because some of the objectives of the OFDS group have been shifted to an OFDS Working Group in ...more
Minutes of First On-Farm Data Sharing Community Meeting – ICPA – St. Louis, MO Union Station Hotel, Grand Ballroom B, 1 August 2016, 7:40 pm to 8:40 pm Attendees: Nicolas Tremblay, David Clay, Peter Kyveryga, Ignacio Ciampitti, Scott Murrell, Tom Morris, Gordon Reichert, Gary Hatfield, David Bonfil, Clive Blacker, Richard Heath, Rodrigo Tression, Lucas Haag, Suzanne Fey, Nicole Rabe, David Krueger, Cornelia Weltzien, Marilyn Kot, Guillermo Balboa. Tom Morris and Nicolas Tremblay thank everyone for attending the first meeting of the OFDS community. Many great ideas were provided and discussed. We will keep you informed about activities of the community by email. If you ...more
Tremblay, N. 2015. Agricultural Data Interest Group and Research Data Alliance, Travel Report to Paris, September 2015. 34 pages. Available here.