2014 Shelterbelt Survey

This survey is part of the Demonstration and Investigation into Agroforestry Based Livestock Systems Adoption project. This joint project of the Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District and the Rural Development Institute is funded by the Agriculture Greenhouse Gases Program of the Federal government. This project has established a demonstration site for alley cropping, giving an on-the-ground example of how multiple shelterbelts can be used to shelter crops and winter-feeding livestock. The project is also investigating the attitude of producers toward shelterbelts and their use of shelterbelts in their farming operations. Several in-person surveys of beef producers have been completed giving insight into perceived barriers and benefits of shelterbelt use.