Research into Action: How do farmers access the latest in research findings?

The University of Guelph is conducting a survey of Essex County agricultural growers to understand how information sharing between researchers and producers works and if there are ways it can be improved.

It is important that information developed by universities, government and other organizations be widely available and useful to producers. Ideas presented should be applicable to local conditions and practical for landowners to implement. The Essex Agricultural Survey is being conducted on behalf of Agri-Food and Rural Link, the Knowledge Translation and Transfer program funded under the OMAFRA/University of Guelph Partnership. This program is focussed on accelerating the transfer of research into practical use in Ontario communities.

An online questionnaire is now available and will be open until January 28th.  If you farm in Essex County, your input is very important, so please take some time to provide your experiences and ideas. This survey will only take approximately 15 minutes of your time and all responses will remain anonymous and confidential.

Go directly to the survey or access it through the University of Guelph Agri-Food and Rural Link website.

For more information on the survey or a to obtain a copy of the questionnaire please contact:
Logan Juffermans, University of Guelph
Phone: 519-826-3801; Fax: 519-826-3841
Email: ljufferm@uoguelph.ca

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