Mifflin County Project Updates
The Water for Agriculture project conducted a mail survey of both agricultural and residential landowners in Mifflin County, PA. The mail survey assessed landowner values, beliefs and behaviors related to streams, rivers and groundwater. Addresses for the survey were obtained from publicly available property tax records. A sample of 500 agricultural landowners were sent surveys, and 135 responded (for a response rate of 27%). A sample of 500 residential landowners were sent surveys, and 79 responded (15.8%). These numbers are consistent with or above the national average for mail survey responses.
Why this survey?
The survey was developed by Penn State in conjunction with the Water for Agriculture program’s Mifflin County Local Leadership Team to better understand the perspectives of landowners in Mifflin County regarding ground and surface water issues. Our leadership team and its partners will use these results to inform and prioritize its activities to meet the most critical water and agricultural needs facing Mifflin County. To learn more, visit https://water4ag.psu.edu or contact Walt Whitmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-0468.