John Osthus

FieldRise hosted two Webinars in late April attended by soybean industry leaders from state and national organizations to share results of innovative Check-off funded research documenting the advanced stewardship practice status of soybean farmers. Presentation: Soybean Sustainability Data and Outreach Ideas- April Webinar Assessment Results: Midwest Soybean Sustai...

John Osthus

Please join the FieldRise Network in welcoming the Cranberry Institute as a new Network member!  This international organization leads growers and the industry to success through health, agricultural and environmental stewardship research and education.  The Institute is supported by members that handle, process and sell cranberries on behalf of their growers.  We look forward to working with the Cranberry Institute on their sustainability solutions!...

John Osthus

FieldRise is partnering with several other agriculture organizations to help develop a sustainability training track for Certified Crop Advisers. Additionally, FieldRise partners have been on the road extensively this winter, sharing progress through presentations at several state, regional and national professional meeting venues....

John Osthus

FieldRise has fully transitioned from its National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) roots. We’re now combining the data with audience engagement strategies to advance supply chain stewardship and business goals. Our Ph.D. agronomic, economics, and analytics experts measure practices with FieldRise Frontier surveys, then apply a novel, peer-reviewed statistical analysis method that ensures objectivity. Then our six audience engagement specialists help client communications teams use new strategies to support realistic advances and get progress recognized throughout the marketplace....

John Osthus

Sustainability assessment data anchor a wide range of sustainability decisions and marketing claims, and being objective about how survey data are weighted is key to knowing current practice adoption -- and identifying realistic goals. This system is the foundation of our FieldRise Frontier Sustainability Scorecard system, which helps quantify and visualize practice adoption intensity. The FieldRise stewardship assessments are simple for farmers, but the way the surveys are constructed and how the Frontiers of Sustainability results are calculated are innovative, and covered in this pape...