Living Lab – Ontario

Living Laboratories Initiative

The OSN is part of Living Lab – Ontario which focuses on reducing soil losses and nutrient runoff from agricultural land into Lake Erie to improve water quality as well as conserving soil health, and increasing biodiversity on farms.  Click on the farmer below to learn more about each organization’s research…


Led by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA), Living Lab – Ontario collaborators include six farm co-operators, three Conservation Authorities, and several scientists from both Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). The organizations include: the Innovative Farmers association of Ontario (IFAO) which ; Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO) and Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA), Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) will be contributing to the site monitoring.

Funding for the Living Labs – Ontario initiative is generously provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Watch the update on our Research with Living Lab – Ontario Economists here!

Check Out Our Report on Cover Crop Adoption in Ontario


Innovations in Small Grains

Doing On-farm Research

Grazing Cover Crops

Full Time Cover Crops

Healthy Soil, Clean Water