Research study of knowledge in agricultural journalism and communication

09.06.2013 - 20:31

Dear agricultural journalist,

As part of the IFAJ, your work as an agricultural journalist or communicator is vital to agricultural development, locally and globally.

This email is to ask for your help with research that is examining the role of agricultural journalists and communicators in mobilizing knowledge and sharing it with farmers.

We are fortunate to have this study is being conducted at no cost to IFAJ, through Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural Education and Communications.

Once complete, the research will help describe the knowledge flow in agricultural journalism and communications.  The knowledge gleaned from you and other IFAJ members’ contributions will benefit the federation and all agricultural journalists.

The researchers understand the need for privacy. So, at no point in the questionnaire will you be asked to provide any personally identifying information.

As well, your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you can stop taking the questionnaire at anytime by exiting your browser. Completing the questionnaire should not take longer than 30 minutes. This study has been approved by Texas Tech’s Human Research Protection Program to ensure that the research at no time will risk your personal information or responses. For more information about these protections

This link will take you to the questionnaire.

Thank you for your help with this study.  Your responses will help build a better understanding of the unique role agricultural journalists and communicators play in rural development.

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please contact us, or go to the link below for more information.

Masaru Yamada
Owen Roberts
Vice-president, IFAJ

Research Team:

  Masaru Yamada, Ph.D.
  Visiting Professor
  School of Agriculture
  Meiji University
  Phone: +81-70-5550-5295

  David L. Doerfert, Ph.D.
  Associate Chair and Professor
  Dept. of Agricultural Education & Communications
  Texas Tech University
  Phone: 806-742-2816
  Fax: 806.742.2880

  William Nelson
  Graduate Research Assistant
  Dept. of Agricultural Education & Communications
  Texas Tech University
  Phone: 806.742-2816
  Fax: 806.742-2880

  Owen Roberts, Ed.D., P.Ag.
  International Federation of Agricultural Journalists
  Room 445 University Centre
  University of Guelph
  Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
  Phone: +1 519-824-4120 Extension 58278