BOSS for Farms

The CFFO has received $80,125 in funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) towards the first-year costs of a multi-year project that will help farmers make better choices about which Best Management Practices (BMPs) to use on their farms.

The ultimate goal of the project is to develop an automated, user-friendly decision support tool for farmers, called “BOSS for Farms.” BOSS stands for “Best Optimization Scenario Selection.” The tool will allow farmers to more easily find the right combination of BMPs to suit their individual field conditions and the stewardship needs of their regions.

During the winter of 2019, CFFO will consult members attending the CFFO Policy Tour in order to link local knowledge about practices like tillage, cover cropping and erosion control to OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices Series. These findings will be combined with emerging research to establish the necessary foundational data and information set to build BOSS for Farms.

Research and development support for the project will be provided by Agri-Food Economic Systems.

Find a CFFO Policy Tour event in your area HERE.

This project was funded in part through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of the Partnership in Ontario.