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Final Reminder: Help Inform Organic Research Priorities by June 1

by Noah Lakritz |

Organic researchers need your help in identifying the challenges that certified organic producers and transitioning organic producers face. The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF), Organic Seed Alliance (OSA), and the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC) created surveys that will help set their research priorities. 

Certified organic farmers and ranchers can take the organic survey here:

Farmers and ranchers who are transitioning to organic certification can take the transition survey here:

The surveys close on June 1, 2020. They are confidential and take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can start and finish the survey at your own pace as the online survey saves your responses as you go. Respondents who complete the survey can enter to win a $100 gift card to REI. If you do not have access to a computer and cannot complete the survey online, please call OFRF at (831) 426-6606.

The results of these surveys will be published in OFRF’s National Organic Research Agenda (NORA) report and OSA’s State of Organic Seed (SOS) report. They will help set the organizational priorities for these organizations and help ensure that organic research meets the needs of organic producers.  

If you have any questions about the surveys, please contact Lauren Scott at  


Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) 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 (OSA) is a non-profit that works nationally to advance ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. Through research, education, and advocacy, OSA fosters organic seed systems that are democratic and just, support human and environmental health, and deliver genetically diverse and regionally adapted seed to farmers everywhere.

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