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Welcome to the web home for Field, Lab, Earth, the podcast from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. The podcast all about past and present advances in agronomic, crop, soil, and environmental sciences, our show features timely interviews with our authors about research in these fields.

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Aug 20, 2021

Research is crucial for the advancement of agriculture. However, research solutions must also be feasible for the farmers who will be implementing them. This episode, Heather Hampton+Knodle will discuss her many hats in the worlds of agriculture, policy, and research solutions, as well as her journey as a farmer and research collaborator.

Tune in to learn:

  • How getting everyone in the room together can benefit agriculture
  • How precision agriculture is opening new doors for collaborative research
  • What factors farmers consider when implementing solutions
  • Why you need to leave pride at the door

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