Local Farmers: Share Your Climate Change Observations With Duke University Researchers

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Graduate and undergraduate students doing a research study through a Duke University Bass Connections Project seek the input of local farmers in the region. In response to weather events over the last several years in Watauga and Ashe County, their project team is interested in working with residents to understand where you get information about different natural hazards and understand the risk associated with those hazards. They plan to circulate a short survey and would appreciate your perspective. This survey will take up to 20 minutes. If you are eligible to take the survey and complete 80% of the survey questions (16 or more of the 21 questions), you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Findings will be relayed back to Watauga and Ashe County collaborators (including Cooperative Extension), who have helped us contact you. But study principals promise to not share any of your personal information.

If you are interested in taking the survey, please complete this secure form, which will ask for your email, primary county of residence, and how you heard about this survey (in this case, you can list Cooperative Extension or the New River Headwaters Alternative Agriculture listserv). Survey and incentive eligibility will be determined by your answers to the screening questions. If eligible, you will receive an email with a link to the full survey by mid-February. If you have any questions about this study, please email Brian.Southwell@duke.edu.