There is a critical need to co-create mechanisms that promote producer-led
experimentation, while also creating a data pipeline for university research.
Co-creation is significant because it improves the relevance of the science,
while also improving the autonomy of producers for independent experimentation.
Our rationale is that a co-creation process will enhance producer efforts to
obtain higher quality data, improve their capacity to translate research
findings, and facilitate gathering of usable on-farm data. We will partner with
other stakeholders to target a producer-initiated research question to evaluate
our co-creation approach, innovating in participatory research, and
simultaneously offering Extension opportunities in related topics to broader