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Take a quick OFRF Survey!

The Organic Farming Research Foundation needs your help improving the EQIP Organic Initiative by Nov. 10th!!

Send in Your Comments on the EQIP Organic Initiative

Complete OFRF's Short Survey Today

All survey responses will be confidential

The Organic Farming Research Foundation seeks your feedback on the recent Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative, implemented by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). OFRF is interested in your views, regardless of whether or not you participated in this program. OFRF would like feedback about the needs of certified organic producers and those producers transitioning to organic agriculture systems. OFRF is interested in what worked well and, as importantly, how to improve these types of programs in the future. Based on the results of this survey, OFRF will make recommendations on improving future versions of this initiative.

Last spring, the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) created a special initiative as a part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. This initiative, called the Organic Initiative, provides financial and technical assistance to agriculture producers who want to improve their organic operations or transition land to organic production.

Now that sign-up for the program is over, the Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is collecting feedback from farmers on the EQIP Organic Initiative. OFRF wants to hear from all farmers, not just those who have an EQIP Organic Initiative contract. They want to hear from conventional and organic producers; from producers who applied to the Organic Initiative and those who didn't. Whether or not you received a contract through the EQIP Organic Initiative, please help us make it better by providing your feedback on this short survey.

OFRF will use the feedback on the 2009 Organic Initiative to provide recommendations to NRCS to make the 2010 Initiative work better for farmers. This survey is only the first step in gathering farmer feedback on the initiative. OFRF will continue to facilitate growers' feedback to NRCS in order to improve the program in the future.

In order to get data to NRCS in time to affect the 2010 Organic Initiative, this survey will only be available until November 10. Please fill it out today.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Lerman, OFRF Policy Organizer at (831) 426-6606 x 108 or 

Click here to fill out OFRF's survey on the 2009 EQIP Organic Initiative



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