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What started as a master’s degree thesis has now blossomed into a national study trying to gauge the personalities of Illinois and other farmers. Illinois State and Purdue University are collaborating on a survey they’d like you to complete if you farm. Aslihan (AAHs-leh-hahn) Spaulding is an agriculture professor at I-S-U;
 
 
The internet-based survey plans to examine such things as conscientiousness and agreeableness personality traits along with entrepreneurship of farmers;
 
 
Spaulding says it only takes 10 minutes to complete. If you farm, she urges you to go to the Illinois State University Department of Agriculture Facebook page to find the link to the online survey.

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