Knowledge       Mobilization      Agri-Food Style!  From extension to knowledge translation and  transfer (KTT): the Unive...
Outline        A brief history of extension        The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership        The Research Program        Knowle...
From Extension to KTT in Ontario 1874                           1890’s                                  1906 • Ontario Sch...
The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership              Unique in Canada              Attracts a critical mass of research expertise to...
Research funded through the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership    7 Research Themes covering a robust agri-food and    rural resear...
The Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Program                                             $5 million one-time      ...
The (KTT) Funding Program 4 Calls for Proposals starting in May 2010 Approximately $3 million awarded to faculty for KTT p...
Rebecca Hallett, School of    Environmental Sciences8
Calf-ETERIA:Using CALF health and productivity as a template foran Evaluation of Translation and Extension ofResearch Info...
KTT Networking, Events, and ToolsResearch Forums and ExposKTT Community of PracticeAnnual Knowledge Exchange DayKTT ToolsE...
KTT as part of the research process*:Research User          Involvement of       KTT Methods and       Explain how usersGr...
KTT? Or Innovation Brokering?  - Based on work by Laurens Klerkx  Demand articulation: helping to refine knowledge  demand...
Single source delivery of                         extension                         - Straightforward but basicCollaborati...
Collaboration – Lessons (still being) Learned                     Institutional Cultures: unique partnership              ...
Closing Thoughts…   “ It is perhaps the defining question of our time: How to tackle the   complex, interrelated challenge...
Acknowledgements:  • Elin Gwyn, OMAFRA  • Melissa MacKay, U of Guelph  • Barb Dillingham, OMAFRA  • Duff MacKinnon, OMAFRA...
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  1. 1. Knowledge Mobilization Agri-Food Style! From extension to knowledge translation and transfer (KTT): the University of Guelph partners with the Ontario agri-food sector.Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  2. 2. Outline A brief history of extension The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership The Research Program Knowledge Translation and Transfer Innovation and Collaboration QuestionsDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  3. 3. From Extension to KTT in Ontario 1874 1890’s 1906 • Ontario School of Ag • Ontario Travelling • First Ag Rep hired in and experimental Dairy Trains Ontario Farm “Fogo Process” 1960’s 2008-2013 1990’s 1920’s onwards New OMAFRA-UofG • OMAFRA shifts • Growth and Partnership Agreement emphasis to Leads Development of KTT Focus and Specialists OMAFRA, OAC, and U of G Extension = knowledge intensive actions associated with specialized information, learning, and communicationDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012 3
  4. 4. The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership Unique in Canada Attracts a critical mass of research expertise to the University, to the City of Guelph, and to the Ontario agri-food sector The annual economic impact exceeds $1.15 billion. 2008-2013 renewal included a one-time funding allotment for ‘Knowledge Translation and Transfer’Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  5. 5. Research funded through the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership 7 Research Themes covering a robust agri-food and rural research enterprise at U of Guelph: Production Systems (Animals and Plants) Bioeconomy Environmental Sustainability Agricultural and Rural Policy Emergency Management Food for Health Product Development and Enhancement through the Value ChainDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  6. 6. The Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Program $5 million one-time funding 2008-2013Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  7. 7. The (KTT) Funding Program 4 Calls for Proposals starting in May 2010 Approximately $3 million awarded to faculty for KTT projects Close to 60 projects in total by 2013 Broad cross-section of projects across the 7 research themes Creative collaborations, use of social media, technology, etc. Project reporting on-going: evaluation will be keyhttp://www.uoguelph.ca/research/omafra/partnership/KTT_and_IP.shtmlDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  8. 8. Rebecca Hallett, School of Environmental Sciences8
  9. 9. Calf-ETERIA:Using CALF health and productivity as a template foran Evaluation of Translation and Extension ofResearch Information for AgricultureDr. Ken LeslieDept. of PopulationMedicine, OVC9
  10. 10. KTT Networking, Events, and ToolsResearch Forums and ExposKTT Community of PracticeAnnual Knowledge Exchange DayKTT ToolsEnhanced Communications @AgFoodRuralLink Dr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of Guelph Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum Ottawa, ON, June 2012
  11. 11. KTT as part of the research process*:Research User Involvement of KTT Methods and Explain how usersGroups Research Users in Timelines will benefit from Project the researchThis research is The users of this The research users The users benefitimportant research are will be from the research into:_______ involved in the communicated via this way:_____ implementation of the following ways: the project: _____ _________1. 1. 1. 1.2. 2. 2. 2. * Component of research proposals for the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership research program. 11
  12. 12. KTT? Or Innovation Brokering? - Based on work by Laurens Klerkx Demand articulation: helping to refine knowledge demand need and knowledge supply opportunities Network formulation: facilitation of linkages between relevant actors Innovation process management: facilitating learning and cooperation in the innovation process and broader network of innovation actors https://researchimpact.othree.ca/forums/journalclub/innovation-brokersDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  13. 13. Single source delivery of extension - Straightforward but basicCollaborative Model for KTT(Government/Academia/Industry)- Complex, rewarding, and long-lasting13
  14. 14. Collaboration – Lessons (still being) Learned Institutional Cultures: unique partnership creates ‘embedded’ collaboration Meeting Priorities: creating shared vision and goals; understanding roles Engaging the private sector and the not-for- profit stakeholders: finding the common ground can be challengingDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  15. 15. Closing Thoughts… “ It is perhaps the defining question of our time: How to tackle the complex, interrelated challenges of the 21st century in a coherent and effective way? The answer, I am convinced, lies in what I call the diplomacy of knowledge, defined as our ability and willingness to work together and share our learning across discipline and borders. When people achieve the right mixture of creativity, communication and co-operation, remarkable things can happen.” David Johnson, Governor-General of Canada February, 2012, Globe & MailDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012
  16. 16. Acknowledgements: • Elin Gwyn, OMAFRA • Melissa MacKay, U of Guelph • Barb Dillingham, OMAFRA • Duff MacKinnon, OMAFRA • Helen Hambly Odame, U of Guelph • All of the creative faculty and collaborators working on KTT projects! Thanks for listening and for more information: bwilton@uoguelph.caDr. Bronwynne Wilton, University of GuelphCanadian Knowledge Mobilization ForumOttawa, ON, June 2012

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