We are joined by Josh Egenolf, who is a Ph.d. candidate with the Odum School of Ecology, which is part of the University of Georgia. Josh is currently developing a research proposal that will evaluate the relationships between management typologies and sustainability indicators. His approach is a participatory one that will directly involve producers from the Indiana Beef Alliance, and will be looking at how Holistic Management practitioners make decisions.
Topics of discussion include a description of the general research design, the methodological considerations of holistic research, the importance of farmer participation in research implementation, research as a means for seeking divergent solutions, and the difficulties in funding holistic research.
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