On February 16th a national campaign was launched to encourage dairy farmers from across the country to “Have Your Say in Canadian Dairy Research”. The team responsible for the campaign under the Dairy Research Cluster, made their first stop at the DFO Dairy Research Extension and Communications event on February 17 in Guelph where dairy farmers, researchers and students had the opportunity to have their say at an exhibit set up onsite.
All Canadian dairy farmers participating in the consultation and knowledge transfer activity are eligible for a chance to win a registration to a dairy research conference and extension event nearest them. While farmers are the main target of the campaign, all individuals working in dairy are invited to fill in the online survey. Interested individuals have until the end of the year to provide their input and all responses will be tabulated and classified to identify farmers’ priorities for research. The information will be presented to the DFC Board in early 2016.
How to have your say?
You can have your say online at:
On the web: www.dairyresearch.ca
By text: Text the # 76000 and in the message box, write the Innovation. The link to the survey page will be sent to you for access on your mobile phone.
In person: At a scheduled event during 2015. Our next stop is the Western Canadian Dairy Seminar in Red Deer, Alberta from March 10-13th.