The survey asks farmers and ranchers to share their experiences, and let the scientific and policy communities know what areas of research are most important to advance organic farming.The survey will remain available online until September 14, 2015.
With only two weeks left to take the survey, we ask all organic farmers who have not yet completed the survey to join the effort and participate at this link: http://opinion.wsu.edu/agresearch/. In addition, we ask partner organizations and organic certifiers to help spread the work that the survey closing date has been extended and that farmers are encouraged to complete the survey before September 14. If you would like any assistance with the survey, please call our office at 831-426-6606.The results are already starting to come in, with information about the types of pest control solutions, marketing advice, and farming research that is most needed by the organic farming community. We are delighted that so many farmers have already shared their perspectives through the survey.
Survey results will be used to update OFRF’s National Organic Research Agenda, an influential roadmap for the USDA and other research institutions, identifying the issues most critical to the success of organic farmers.
Organic Farming Research Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, pro-farmer, all-organic research foundation, and a leading champion of American organic family farmers. Our mission is to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. Since 1990, OFRF has funded 315 organic research projects, and our National Organic Research Agenda report has greatly influenced the USDA’s growing investment in organic farming research.For more information on OFRF and our 2015 National Survey, please call our office at (831) 426-6606 or visit our website at www.ofrf.org.