UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
In 2018, 1,363 Wisconsin Agricultural Service Providers (ASP) such as crop consultants, veterinarians, financial services personnel, etc., were surveyed to determine if, and how, they were accessing and using the Internet and digital technologies. The study team asked how these ASP use digital technology as they work with their farmer clients, the adequacy of office and mobile Internet connections, and challenges digital technologies create for their businesses. Barriers to digital technology adoption were studied, such as access to training and education on how to best use technology, access to software and hardware, and concerns about data security and privacy. Of the delivered surveys, 462 (35%) of the ASP provided useable data. This fact sheet summarizes data for the study respondents.
In 2018, 3,000 Wisconsin dairy, livestock and crop farmers were surveyed to determine if and how they were accessing and using the Internet. The study team also asked about other categories of digital technology used on farms such as sensors, automation, precision agriculture equipment and smartphone apps. Barriers to digital technology adoption were studied, such as access to training/education on how to best use technology, access to software and hardware, and concerns about security and privacy. Of the delivered surveys, 1,021 (34%) of the farmers provided useable data. This fact sheet summarizes data for the study respondents.
The purpose of this study was to conduct the evaluation portion of a federal 3-year grant evaluating Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlases. Surveys were administered to producers and consumers:
Dena Mooney, with the Calumet County Planning Department, working in conjunction with UW-Extension, contacted the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls to gather producer feedback for an update of the County’s farmland preservation plan. Ms. Mooney, her committee and the SRC jointly developed the questionnaire used to gather the desired feedback. In addition, the County used their GIS system to query all properties within the project area (unincorporated communities) that had an agricultural improvement value of $50,000 or more and cross referenced the list to ensure maximum participation by the farming community.
Will Cronin, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator for Crawford County University of Wisconsin-Extension, requested the assistance of the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls on a survey focused on farmer's markets in the county. In response, Mr. Cronin and the SRC developed a short survey to try to identify barriers preventing County residents from using these markets.
The goals of the Wisconsin Walleye Surveys were to help assess the market for Wisconsin farm-raised walleye using new technologies. The study included two separate surveys, the Wisconsin Walleye Marketing Survey and the Wisconsin Fingerling Walleye Survey.
The primary purpose of this study was to gain a greater understanding of the volume, frequency, and current disposal methods of agricultural and boat wrap plastic in the State of Wisconsin in order to attract and retain plastic recycling facilities. The study was organized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), the Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC) of the University of Wisconsin–Extension, and Organic Valley Cooperative. Financial support was provided by SHWEC, Organic Valley Cooperative, and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company.
The purpose of this study was to gather information and opinions about conservation issues from Trempealeau County farmland owners.
The purpose of this study was to gather opinions with respect to farmland preservation and agricultural issues in Eau Claire County. Eau Claire County officials identified two populations to include in the survey: agricultural stakeholders (farm operators and persons involved in businesses related to agriculture) and rural residents (households outside of the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona). The questionnaires for these two populations were very similar. The primary difference was the addition of several questions on the agriculture stakeholder version.
Summary of the data gathered during the three-day run (July 9 – 11, 2013) of the Barron County Farm Technology Days (FTD). In cases in which comparable questions were asked, data from Barron County is compared to data from the 2010 Pierce County FTD.
The purpose of this study was to gather opinions with respect to farmland preservation and agricultural issues in Marathon County. County officials identified two populations to include in the survey: agricultural stakeholders and the general public. The questionnaires for these two populations were very similar. The primary difference was the addition of several questions on the agriculture stakeholder version.
This study was developed to evaluate the outcomes of the 2013 Landscape and Grounds Short Course sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Extension in three southeast Wisconsin locations. Participants in the short course sessions were asked to complete a short questionnaire to rate their knowledge on each topic before the short course and after the short course. Answer choices were Poor, Fair, Good, and Excellent.At the end of their last session attended, registrants were given a separate questionnaire to provide overall feedback on the short course.
The purpose of this study was to gather opinions from agricultural stakeholders with respect to farmland preservation and agricultural issues in Polk County.
In October 2011, Reedsburg, Wisconsin held its' annual Fermentation Fest. A component of the event in 2011 was a 50-mile tour (Dtour) through Sauk County of art installations, artist-built roadside culture stands, rural culture education sites, and pasture performances. To evaluate the impact of this event, the Survey Research Center (SRC) contacted Dtour participants (audience, artists, performers, landowners, and businesses) by email and mail in November and December 2011 and invited them to participate in a survey. Four surveys were created based on a participant's role in the Dtour. Information from the surveys are expected to provide feedback on the 2011 Dtour and guide future Dtour planning.
This survey was designed to gather information about the safety practices of members of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) and their interest in professional development opportunities with respect to safety on dairy farms.
Bill Gnatzig, Steve Bach, and Lynn Harrison opted to work with the SRC to implement their Agriculture Development and Diversification project on improving the supply of quality hogs to Wisconsin's meat processors. In the first part of this study, the SRC surveyed members of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors (WAMP) and other, non-WAMP meat processors, about key hog supply issues they face. In a second part of the study, the SRC conducted two phone conferences with six processors from around the state.
The purpose of this study was to gather opinions from Ozaukee County residents concerning issues related to: farmland preservation, parks, recreation, natural areas, and open space preservation issues in the County.
The UW-Extension Feeder Cattle Workshops Evaluation was designed to help guide future research and educational programming associated with feeder cattle management.
The purpose of this study was to gather opinions from farmers, farmland owners, and agri-business owners/managers about farmland preservation and agricultural issues in St. Croix County.
The primary purposes of this survey were to:
The survey sought information from producers of mead, wine made from grapes, and cider from apples, pears, and other fruit. The goal of the survey was to gather information about production, revenues, costs, and visitors at wineries and cideries in the state.
The goal of the General Population Survey was to estimate the number of households in the state that own at least one horse. The Horse Owners' Survey was designed to assess the economic impact horse owners have on the State's economy.
Surveys were sent out to Wisconsin farmers who had completed the 2004 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey attempts to understand how, why, and where Wisconsin farmers, as a group, are investing off the farm....(and) what sort of educational programs would help producers to set goals and invest more effectively.
A survey of Somali residents in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area to assess their goat meat consumption preferences.