LSC doctoral candidate James Spartz interviewed on WRCO Richland Center

LSC doctoral candidate James T. Spartz was recently interviewed by WRCO Radio’s “Saturday News at Noon,” based in Richland Center, Wisconsin, about his research on bioenergy issues in Southwest Wisconsin.

Spartz reported preliminary results from a survey households in Richland, Crawford and Vernon counties conducted in May and June of 2012. The goal of the research has been to study public perceptions of bioenergy, framed in terms of agricultural or forestry-based land use.

Funding for this project was provided, in part, by the Kickapoo Valley Reforestation Fund and the Hatch Research Program (Grant #WIS01633) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Listen to the audio of the interview: [display_podcast]

Spartz’s dissertation is a regional case study of public perceptions, issue framing and trust and information-seeking behavior surrounding forest and agricultural bioenergy issues in Southwest Wisconsin. You can read more about Spartz’s work on his blog here and follow him on Twitter at @JTspartz.