Please, take the Farm to School Producer Survey!!!

 

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection invites you to participate in the first Wisconsin Farm to School Producer Survey, which is being sent to farmers and agricultural producers in Wisconsin. Whether or not your farm sells product to schools, your response is extremely valuable to the development of state farm to school programs. We estimate this survey will take 15 minutes or less to complete.

The survey is available at this link: http://go.wisc.edu/tjydvs
 
The goal of the Wisconsin Farm to School program is to promote children’s health, strengthen children’s and communities’ knowledge and attitudes surrounding agriculture and nutrition, as well as strengthen local economies by expanding markets for Wisconsin producers.
 
The survey has three main goals:
·      Gather statewide baseline data on farm to school participation and interest by farmers
·      Assess needs and opportunities to grow farm to school in Wisconsin
·      Identify priorities for the development of the Wisconsin Farm to School program, locally and statewide.

Data collected from this survey will remain anonymous and will be used for summary reporting and/or journal articles. Completion of the survey constitutes informed consent for the Wisconsin Farm to School program to use the aggregated information in these ways. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to list your farm business in a Wisconsin Farm to School Directory of producers and food service directors who are interested in farm to school. Please check the box on the last page to join the directory. We also encourage you to provide contact information if you would like to be contracted by Wisconsin Farm to School regarding follow up resources and support.

The survey is available at this link: http://go.wisc.edu/tjydvs .

This survey will be open until April 1, 2013. Please complete your response by this time. If you would prefer a paper copy of this survey, please contact Vanessa Herald (vherald@wisc.edu // 608-263-6064) and one will be mailed to you.

This survey is conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in conjunction with the Center for Integrated Agricultural Centers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.