What makes farmers try new practices?

Source: Science Daily

Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems — trees, shrubs, or grasses that simultaneously benefit the environment and generate high-value products that can be harvested for a profit.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314135442.htm