Sarah Rotz, a Ph.D candidate studying at the University of Guelph is conducting agricultural research out of the University of Guelph. She is seeking Ontario grain farmers with corn somewhere in their rotation to participate in an online survey. The research examines on-farm resilience to climate change, and the impacts of extreme weather on their production, as well as their methods of adapting to such changes. In doing so, she is looking at the role of agricultural environments, farm socio-economics, and institutional relationships in shaping resilience to weather and climate variations on the farm.
Participants who complete the survey will receive a $20 gift card as a thank-you for your time and contribution, and the survey will take approximately 35-50 minutes to complete. The research is being supervised by Dr. Evan Fraser, Dr. Ralph Martin, and Dr. John Smithers at the University of Guelph, and the project has been sponsored by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
This research intends to be directly useful for farmers, and the broader farm industry in Ontario.
The survey link and code are below, feel free to send along any questions you may have to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org She is also happy to go through the survey with farmers by phone (519 824 4120 ext 53011) if they would prefer.
Survey Code: Cornfarmer2015