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Producer priority survey still needs your input

Cotton producer survey answers will guide efforts of Agricultural Research Division First 2000 respondents receive gift awards. Need data before June meeting.

 There is still time to take Cotton Incorporated’s electronic Producer Priority Survey. The survey will remain open until May 25th, 2011.

The first 1,000 respondents will receive one of the new Under Armour “Charged Cotton” t-shirts. The next 1,000 respondents will receive a high-quality jeweler screwdriver set. Gift awards terminate after 2,000 surveys have been completed.

“We know producers are too often asked to complete surveys; however, their input here is vital because it will help decide how we allot their assessment dollars to ag research projects moving into 2012,” explains Dr. Kater Hake, Vice President of Agricultural Research for Cotton Incorporated.

This survey started with a directive from the board members of Cotton Incorporated and the Cotton Board who wanted to give grass-roots producers the opportunity to offer their individual input to help guide the efforts of their cotton check-off program.

By now producers should have received a post card in the mail which includes a Web address of the survey and a code to “unlock” the survey. The 15 minute survey has two parts: 1) An open-ended opportunity for farmers to comment on their issues/concerns throughout the growing season and 2) the ability for them to prioritize their specific issues/concerns.

 “Our Board leadership wants the results of the survey tabulated and presented during Cotton Incorporated’s June meeting, so we encourage everyone who receives a post card in the mail to please participate,” concludes Hake.

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