Research on farming motivations


Dr Emily Buddle, Lead Investigator for the Food Values Research Group, spoke to the Stock Journal about her research around farming motivations.

Emily has conducted a range of interviews and focus groups with farmers throughout the state in order to gain a better understanding of the motivations behind why farmers farm.

Our typical male farmers are really interested in the production side and want to be in the paddock, but then we have our non traditional farming activities which started off as bookwork, but now include compliance, occupational health and safety and human resources
Dr Emily Buddle

Findings from this research, funded by PIRSA, will go towards improving future extension programs.

Find out more here.

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