These data are part of the dissertation research of Michael D. Briscoe. This research analyzed the association between modernization and farmer alienation from their work and their cows, as well as their overall life satisfaction. The results show that modernization has mixed effects on farmer alienation. This statistical finding was supported by interviews with farmers, who expressed that large farms can make it hard to maintain a relationship with their cows, but that technology actually replaces negative aspects of this relationship and allows for new forms of interaction.
Author ORCID Identifier
Jennifer E. Givens https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3103-9795
Michael D. Briscoe https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3397-9465
NSF, Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Utah State University Graduate Research and Creative Opportunities Grant
Utah State University
NSF, Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) 1639458; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2017-67004-26131
INFEWS/T1: Increasing regional to global-scale resilience in Food-Energy-Water systems through coordinated management, technology and institutions
These data were collected using a multi-mode survey and interviews with dairy farmers in Washington identified using publicly available records from the Washington Department of Agriculture. During the spring of 2020 respondents were first invited to participate in the online survey. Then, a mail survey was sent to those who had not responded to the internet survey. Finally, farmers who had responded to the survey were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews.
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Anthropology | Sociology
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Givens, J., & Briscoe, M. D. (2022). Washington Dairy Survey 2020 [Data set]. Utah State University. https://doi.org/10.26078/06ZV-Y812
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