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U of G blockchain survey invites participants

March 4, 2019  By Jamie Westover and Dr. Getu Hailu University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is currently conducting a survey to gather information on how and why Ontario farmers may use blockchains on the farm, including greenhouses.

Blockchains are digital ledgers that can be used to record information about how, when and where food was grown and processed. Blockchains enable the digitization, automation and tracking of food production, all of which influence farmers’ profit margins. The adoption of blockchains could benefit farmers as the demands for better traceability and greater supply chain transparency by importers, retailers and consumers push for the implementation of blockchains in agriculture.

The survey should take no longer than 25 minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking this link: Blockchains in Agriculture Survey


Please note that responses will be kept entirely anonymous. Researchers thank participants for taking the time to complete this survey.

Any questions, please contact Jamieson Westover at or Dr. Getu Hailu at

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