Tracing its roots back to Iowa's soybean checkoff, INField Advantage is a group of crop producers interested in economics, stewardship, and environmental footprint reduction. Participating farmers use precision ag tools and technologies to conduct research on their own farms. They use data from their own farms and others in their area to evaluate the effectiveness and economic pros and cons of different management practices, such as nutrient application rates, timing, and form.
The goal of INField Advantage is to advance two critical components to driving improved farm-level performance:
- Access to and education on the use of effective, affordable tools and strategies to assess and verify on-farm environmental and economic performance; and,
- Coordination of data collection, analysis, and feedback to farmers using these tools at the individual farm level and in aggregate across multiple farms in a geographic region.