PAULDING – Researchers from The Ohio State University will be mailing surveys to randomly selected farmland owners in Paulding County.

The objective of the survey is to learn about various issues related to owning and renting farmland, including landowner information needs, owner-renter relationships and decision making, and nutrient management and conservation practice use.

The surveys will arrive on or around March 18.

After about three weeks, a second round of surveys will be sent to landowners who have not yet responded. Participation is voluntary, and the survey data will be confidential.

Researchers from OSU and Iowa State University are mailing the surveys to selected households in two counties in Ohio and two counties in Iowa.

“The project’s overall goal is to help develop information and programs that can help to improve landowner-renter land management partnerships,” says J. Gordon Arbuckle, research collaborator and ISU Extension and Outreach Sociologist.

The survey project is funded by a North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) grant.