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How spending time with new and young farmers has made me a better person!

Posted by Mike Dewar on March 28, 2014

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Mike Dewar is writing his Masters Degree on farmers in Northern BC through UNBC. We’re excited to have him blog with YA. I am a lucky man!  As an aspiring farmer (someday!), appreciator and researcher of farmers, I was lucky enough to travel across northern BC’s Highway 16 corridor to spend time with new and young farmers this past fall.  The main purpose of this journey was to complete research for my graduate studies thesis, however the rewards of this journey extended far beyond the work. For my research, I helped out on 12 regional farms operated by new and … Continue reading How spending time with new and young farmers has made me a better person!

Northern BC New and Young Farmer Research

Posted by Mike Dewar on November 28, 2013 2 Comments

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Seeking farmers 55 years of age and younger who have farmed along northern BC’s Highway 16 corridor for 10 years or less to participate in research on farmers’ motivations. UNBC graduate student, Mike Dewar is conducting research on the motivations and success of new and young farmers and ranchers in Northern BC’s Highway 16 Corridor.  He is currently seeking potential research participants. The investigation will examine new and young farmers’ motivations focusing on farmers’ goals, resources, and practices that facilitate success. It is anticipated that results will benefit active and potential new and young regional farmers as well as regional … Continue reading Northern BC New and Young Farmer Research