Recently, a national group of researchers headed by Nicole Strong of Oregon State University Extension received a grant from the USDA Cooperative Extension Service to fund a project aimed at building a nationwide network focused on assisting women who own woodlands, and a curriculum for growing local peer-learning groups for women woodland owners, based on the successful Women Owning Woodlands Network in Oregon. Below, Nicole answers some questions…Continue
Studies have shown us that landowners include both peers and professionals in their information networks. But when and why do landowners prefer to use peer information sources over professional ones, and vice versa?
A recent multi-case study of five diverse landowner organizations performed by researchers at the University of Minnesota (some key findings are summarized here) yielded…Continue