Wanted: Young Farmers to Participate in Research on Attitudes about Conservation & Endangered Species

17264736_10154148629772434_4233743748831829347_nDr. Carolyn Peach Brown, Environmental Studies, from the University of Prince Edward Island is looking for participants in a study about young farmers’ perspectives on environmental conservation and Species at Risk on Prince Edward Island (PEI).  The aim of the research is to better understand the role that young farmers are playing, or can play, in protection of the environment and species at risk on PEI.  This will provide important information to guide the development of policy and educational programs about Species at Risk on PEI.

Specifically, she is looking for any farmer on PEI between the ages of 18 and 50. Knowledge about Species at Risk is not necessary for participation in the study.

Your participation would involve completing an on line survey (see link below) or Dr. Brown can send it to you via email. The survey will ask questions about your awareness and knowledge about Species at Risk on PEI and your perspective on their protection.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, when you have time available. Your participation will be anonymous.  In other words, your personal identity will not be revealed.  Those who complete the survey will have the option of having their name included in a draw for a $100 gift card from an agricultural supply store of their choice. Continue reading

Regional Convention – August 7

AylaThe Region One annual convention will take place on Monday, August 7th at Milton Community Hall in Miltonvale Park. With guest speaker, Ayla Fenton. Ayla will also participate in a youth retreat on the weekend prior to the convention.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Milton Community Hall and the meeting is expected to conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m.  The registration fee of $20 per person includes the noon meal. For information about the convention, including childcare, call Reg Phelan at 902-961-2428.  Both PEI Agriculture Minister Hon. Alan McIsaac and Federal Agriculture Minister Hon. Lawrence MacAulay have been invited to address the gathering.