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Organic producer survey in progress

One survey is for certified organic producers and the other is for producers transitioning to organic certification.

February 19, 2020

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​The Organic Farming Research Foundation and Organic Seed Alliance are surveying organic producers and producers transitioning to organic production.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation and Organic Seed Alliance have released two national surveys—one for certified organic producers and the other for producers transitioning to organic certification. This collaborative effort is part of a USDA-funded project seeking to learn more about the challenges and research priorities of organic farmers and ranchers, as well as farmers and ranchers transitioning land to certified organic production.

Survey results will be published in updated versions of OFRF's National Organic Research Agenda report and OSA’s State of Organic Seed report. By collaborating on these surveys, OFRF and OSA hope to reduce survey fatigue and increase grower participation.

"OFRF is committed to advancing the research needed to meet the current challenges of organic farming, with the goal of creating a more resilient and ecologically sustainable agricultural system," said OFRF's Executive Director, Brise Tencer.

If you are a certified organic farmer/rancher, respond to this survey:

www.opinion.wsu.edu/organicproduction

If you are a farmer/rancher transitioning to certified organic production (this means no land currently certified organic), take this transitioning producer survey:

www.opinion.wsu.edu/transitionproducers

If you have any questions about this survey, contact Lauren Scott at [email protected] or call 1-800-833-0867. This study has been certified as exempt from the need for review by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.

The survey is being administered by Washington State University and all responses will be kept confidential. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lauren Scott at [email protected] or 1-800-833-0867.

The project is supported by the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative grant no. 2019-51300-30249 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Organic Farming Research Foundation is a non-profit foundation that works to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF cultivates organic research, education, and federal policies that bring more farmers and acreage into organic production.

Organic Seed Alliance is a non-profit that works nationally to advance ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world.

Source: Organic Seed Alliance, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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