We're constantly interfacing with the public and with farmers, based on a variety of different research that is going on in our department. Our students are often involved in the research that's going on. We might be researching farm prices and rental rates, which is something I would research, and then we would have students involved in that, bringing both their on-farm knowledge but also extending that into the community.
If I can just dovetail back to what Mr. Ritz was talking about yesterday, we constantly have outreach material that is science based. For example, I do a podcast show where we talk about things like these...and neonics, and we talk about GM products.
That's a constant role of the outreach efforts in our department. I think the university is heavily involved in all of these.