OFRF Survey Gathers Organic Farmers’ Research Needs

Please take a few moments to respond to the Organic Farming Research Foundation’s (OFRF) National Survey of Organic Farmers. Widespread participation by organic farmers across the country will ensure that all types and scales of certified organic production are reflected in the survey’s results. Responses will be accepted through August 30.

A link to the survey was distributed via email to every certified organic farmer in the United States with an email address, so follow the link you received or access the survey at http://opinion.wsu.edu/agresearch/.

The 34-question survey focuses on certified organic farmers’ research needs and also collects information on the organic community’s experience with GMO contamination, pesticide drift, and food safety issues.

Past OFRF survey results have influenced the USDA and policymakers to create programs that support organic agriculture. Organic research priorities identified by the surveys also help develop OFRF’s organic research agenda, a resource that is widely cited by scientists as they seek research funds to answer production questions raised by organic producers.

All survey responses are confidential. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.

For more information on OFRF and their 2015 National Survey, please call the OFRF office at (831) 426-6606 or visit their website.