Blog Category: Surveys

SURVEY: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Projects in BC

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 07, 2022

Are you working on food sovereignty or food security projects involving Indigenous communities in BC? Tea Creek would love to hear about it! Tea Creek has been awarded the contract to deliver a research paper to present to the Indigenous Advisory Council on Agriculture and Food created as a platform for the ministry and members to work together to enhance the equitable participation of Indigenous peoples in the agriculture and food sector and support the realization of their economic development objectives. They’ve been invited in the paper to report both examples of thriving Indigenous food systems in BC as well … Continue reading SURVEY: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Projects in BC

SURVEY: On-Farm Renewable Energy Generation

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 17, 2022

Canadian farmers are invited to participate in a survey about on-farm renewable energy generation. The primary target is farmers who are currently producing renewable energy on their farms, although non-renewable energy producers are welcome to participate as well. Survey length is approximately 5 – 10 minutes and will close on March 15, 2022. >> Take the Survey Here << About the Researchers We are a group of four students who are completing our third year of the Bachelor of Applied Science Agribusiness program at Olds College. We are currently completing an in-class research project with the aim of determining if … Continue reading SURVEY: On-Farm Renewable Energy Generation

SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 18, 2021

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Are you involved in food or farming in the Okanagan? Help researcher Ayla Brown build food resilience in the Okanagan bioregion by completing the survey below! Who should take the survey: Local food producers (fruit/vegetable producer, livestock producer or rancher, egg farmer, producer of other products such as honey, flour etc.) Wild food collectors (hunter or forager) Local food educators, experts or advocates Local government or council involved in local food Indigenous food knowledge keepers We would like to invite you to participate in a virtual mapping survey, where we will ask you questions about: (1) Yourself and your connection … Continue reading SURVEY FOR OKANAGAN FARMERS

SURVEY: Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

Posted by Michalina Hunter on November 27, 2020

Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

You are invited to participate in a study to understand how capturing soil carbon through agricultural management practices impacts farmer health and food quality.  As a farmer in BC, we thought you might be interested in supporting efforts to shift the current policy paradigm to one that recognizes the multidisciplinary aspects of your job. If you are not a farmer, please pass this along to those that you know! The survey below will take about 20-25 minutes, and doesn’t require any long narrative contributions (although there is space for that if you are so inclined). You may wish to have … Continue reading SURVEY: Soil Quality, Farmer Health, and Product Quality

NEED YOUR INPUT: COVID-19 Alberta Food Assessment

Posted by Dana Penrice on May 04, 2020

Share what kind of support Alberta food business need. As you are aware, COVID-19 is causing massive disruption across our food system and creating concerns about Food Security. Northlands, in partnership with other organizations, has developed a survey to do an initial assessment to determine what information consumers are looking for, as well as what kind of support food businesses need. Please complete this survey and then share it with your networks of food businesses and organizations, as well as any networks that would engage guests, customers or the general public. Here is a link to the survey directly – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ABFood … Continue reading NEED YOUR INPUT: COVID-19 Alberta Food Assessment

Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 03, 2020

If you are intending to farm, are currently farming, or have recently exited farming, please fill out the National New Farmer Survey 2020! This survey is a follow-up to our important 2015 survey which was used to advocate for better policies to support new farmers in Canada, including through Canada’s national food policy at a Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. The results will help understand the unique experiences of new farmers in Canada in 2020. In order to give weight to our recommendations, we need as many farmer voices as possible.  We want to hear from people who are currently … Continue reading Take the Survey: 2020 National New Farmer Survey

Supporting B.C. Farmers in the ALR: Public Engagement Report Recap and Call for Feedback

Posted by Hailey Troock on February 04, 2020

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Call for Feedback on B.C. Government’s Proposed Changes to Legislation for Housing on ALR Land Between September 19 and November 15, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture undertook public consultations to continue to address how to strengthen farming in B.C. The findings can be downloaded here. In 2019, the Province of B.C. implemented new regulations on land in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) through Bill 52. In response to public feedback on the new regulations, the Ministry has “started policy work on several residential options, while continuing to prioritize preserving the land to be used for farming or ranching. The Policy Intentions Paper … Continue reading Supporting B.C. Farmers in the ALR: Public Engagement Report Recap and Call for Feedback

SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 12, 2019 1 Comment

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BC vegetable farmers are wanted to respond to a survey about their farm management! The survey will include questions about field management practices, seed practices, technology use, and employment. The study is being conducted by Dr. Hannah Wittman (Principal Investigator), Susanna Klassen (Doctoral Candidate), and Chris Thoreau (Masters Student), from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the University of British Columbia.   Your responses will help us to better understand your experiences and the sustainability challenges facing vegetable farmers like you, and contribute to ongoing research out of the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. We are especially … Continue reading SURVEY: UBC Farm Management Survey

SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

Posted by Michalina Hunter on December 05, 2019

Dallas Barnes and Anthony Csikos are a team of two recent UBC graduates determined to make eating local the norm. They hope to connect consumers directly to farms in their area through an online platform, think “digital farmer’s market”. Understanding that consumer preferences are changing and that the planet is struggling, these two are inspired to create a solution. The team is working to get farmers involved in this solution and hear their experiences and stories when it comes to selling goods. The following survey is an act of instigating that conversation! They’re looking for small-medium sized BC crop farmers … Continue reading SURVEY: HOW TO CONNECT CONSUMERS TO THEIR SOURCE OF FOOD AND FARMERS

Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!

Posted by Michalina Hunter on October 08, 2019

Are you a Canadian crop farmer? Please take this survey to contribute to research about farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology! Objective: The objective of this study is to understand farmer perspectives on precision agriculture technology, to understand how these technologies are being used on the farm, to examine farmers’ use of agricultural data and their perceptions of digital agricultural data rights and ownership. The survey should take ~25 minutes, and the deadline is Oct. 31st, 2019! Take the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/paagtech We are a research team consisting of University of Guelph graduate students in the Geography, Environment and Geomatics … Continue reading Canadian Crop Farmers – It’s Survey Time!