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Citizen science can play role in addressing agricultural challenges


November 20, 2018

An international team of researchers is highlighting the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. One key to capitalizing on such efforts may be to build stronger ties between citizen science and agricultural extension efforts. Full Story

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