University of Guelph survey seeks to gather data on farmland values

GUELPH – The University of Guelph is asking farmers to participate in a 15-minute online survey about rental rates and farmland values in the province.

Responses are anonymous and the results of the survey will be reported in aggregate form. 

The research is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, with the intent of providing public info about farmland values and rent costs.

A preamble to the survey states “participation will provide valuable information on these crucial indicators of farmer well-being, and will provide you with a greater understanding of how rental and farmland values are generated.”

Questions can be sent by email to university professor Brady Deaton at bdeaton@uoguelph, or he can be reached by phone at 519-824-4120 x52765.

Results of the survey will be made available on our survey website: