Location: Natural Resource Management Research
Project Number: 5445-21660-002-11-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2012
End Date: May 15, 2013
Assess barriers to farmer adoption of oilseed production, outreach and extension needs, and value chain structure to overcome adoption barriers and accelerate development of a commercial canola to jet fuel industry.
Farmer oilseed adoption assessment methods will be developed and tested, and results will be analyzed. The target population for outreach and extension will be identified, and assessment of outreach and extension needs will be conducted and analyzed. Community stakeholder meetings and rural business development forums will be designed and implemented. Social networks and their role in establishing a new canola to jet fuel value chain will be monitored, mapped and analyzed.