Episode 11: Digital Extension: Oregon State’s IPM portal
The county agent is one of the most durable images of rural America, visiting farms and kicking the dirt, and cooperative extension remains one of the most trusted ag institutions. But the extension has been evolving, becoming more specialized and meeting farmers where they are: on their cell phones. In this episode, Adam talks with Dr. Leonard Coop and Nick Andrews, the team behind Oregon State’s IPM portal, USPest.org, which has become an innovative (and free!) digital platform for pest management, spray timing, seasonal crop forecasts, weather alerting, and more.