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Hats off to Cohort 0! On-Farm Recharge University completes workshop series

The first-ever grower cohort completed MAGSA’s On-Farm Recharge University (OFR-U) workshop series in April. Over a six-month period starting last November, “Cohort 0” completed six workshops covering a full breadth of On-Farm Recharge topics, from possible grant funding for OFR-related improvements to ideal timing and duration of flooding different crop types for recharge. 

OFR-U workshops were led by OFR expert Phil Bachand, PhD., and featured guest speakers with expertise in wide ranging On-Farm Recharge topics.

To complement workshops and provide real world examples of On-Farm Recharge, field trips were integrated into the cohort experience. A series of site visits are taking place through May, where the OFR-U team will meet growers at their farms to discuss site-specific implementation of On-Farm Recharge.

If you are a MAGSA grower and are interested in joining Cohort 1 this fall, email the OFR-U team at!

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