Eighty small-group workshops were organized over 3 years to lead crop and livestock producers through preparation of two-field nutrient management plans using their own farm data. Follow-up surveys quantified the adoption of recommended manure management practices and completion of nutrient management plans resulting from the workshops. The small-group format combined the effectiveness of one-on-one contact and coaching with the staff-time efficiency of group presentations of background information.
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Everett, L. A., Blanchet, K., & DeJong-Hughes, J. (2010). Small-Group Workshops Develop Participant Commitment for Nutrient Management Planning. The Journal of Extension, 48(4), Article 32. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss4/32