Summer 2012 Call

Summer 2012 Call Successful Projects

The fourth call included two priority areas: Innovative Methods and Tools, and Increasing Capacity for KTT with the Agri-Food and Rural sectors. The call was met with a high level of interest from the University of Guelph community and resulted in 16 funded projects, totalling approximately $370,000. Many of the projects funded in this round were focused on technology-based KTT, including smartphone apps, use of social media and website development. 

Click on the project title below to view the executive summary:

 Project TitlePrincipal Investigator 
Animal Welfare for Decision MakersTina Widowski
Sourcebook of Best Practices in KTT/Extension with a Focus on Performance Measurement/EvaluationHelen Hambly 
Innovative Video and Web-based Knowledge Transfer Techniques for Beneficial Greenhouse Gases Management Practices for Ontario Dairy Farms Claudia Wagner-Riddle 
Social Media for Engaging Stakeholders, Mapping and Mobilizing Rural Assets in the Headwaters Region (Dufferin County, Town of Caledon & Town of Erin) John Fitzsimons 
Design, Development and Evaluation of a mobile animal health and welfare diagnostic App ?Preventing Heat Stress in Livestock and Poultry?  Qusay Mahmoud 
Undergraduate Student Experiential Learning Program Andy Robinson 
Research-Practice Design Charrette: Strengthening a program agenda for connecting children and youth to good food Linda Hawkins  
Honey & Pollen Plants for Ontario?s Beekeepers:  An Annotated Electronic Floral Calendar Peter Kevan  
Enhancing Best Practices through a Social Media Community of Practice for Farmers interested in Value Added Opportunities Mike von Massow 
The Application of Innovative Web-Based Engagement for Community Projects Wayne Caldwell  
The next steps for the Equine Guelph KTT program to reach the grassroots and associations of the equine industry Gayle Ecker and Jeff Thomason 
The development and evaluation of  the effectiveness of different KTT methods to transfer research knowledge of animal welfare and on-farm food safety  to Ontario pork producers Robert Friendship 
Nourishing Ontario: Community Food Project/Hub toolkit website, typology development and information dissemination project Karen Landman 
Developing Dialogue and Resources to Raise Awareness and Education Concerning Livestock Emergencies and Humane Euthanasia Methods David Kelton 
Enhancing the provincial response to an agricultural emergency through training in Incident Command System (ICS) for livestock and poultry industry organizationsDavid Kelton 
Fostering proactive coccidiosis control management in the poultry industry by developing a self-guided, interactive training module and promoting on-farm usage John Barta