About the Survey
The Ohio Survey of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental issues is a
biennial statewide mail survey that assess the knowledge, attitudes
and behaviors of Ohioans related to emerging -- and potentially
contentious -- food, agricultural, and environmental issues. Topics
explored with the survey have included Ohioans' views of
agriculture's importance in Ohio; attitudes about the environment
and land use; food safety concerns; attitudes and behaviors related
to local and organic foods; attitudes about animal welfare; and
concerns about large scale livestock development in the state.
Application of Survey Results
Survey data and analysis have been utilized in a variety of ways. For
example, data from the 2002 survey have been used to inform farm,
citizen, industry, and academic audiences about the various concerns
Ohioans have of large-scale livestock development in the state.
Results from the 2004 survey related to Ohioans' interest and
consumption of local and organic foods have been shared with various
farm and agricultural groups actively engaged in direct marketing of
farm products to Ohioans. Results from the surveys have been compiled
into a variety of presentations and summary reports available on this
web site. Analyses of survey results have also been published in
scholarly outlets associated with a number of academic disciplines.
For More Information
For more information or to be added to the survey's announcement/update
list, contact project leader Jeff Sharp, associate professor of Rural
Sociology in the Department of Human and Community Resource Development
(614) 292-9410 or firstname.lastname@example.org
announcements/updates will be made no more than three times a year
and will communicate new content available on the website.