Why Ohio Farmers Should Participate in the CTIC Cover Crops Survey

After taking a break from surveying in the last two years, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is now once again sending out a national cover crop survey to farmers.  The survey questions are primarily geared toward grain farmers. Still, there are some questions specific to horticulture producers and a fair number of items that any type of crop producer would find relevant.  Most survey questions are for farmers already using cover crops, but there are a few for farmers not yet using cover crops.  

Farmer insights are now being sought for the sixth nationwide cover crop survey by USDA's SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) program, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA).

The online questionnaire is now open at https://bit.ly/CCSurvey2020. The survey is open until April 12. Please share the link with others.  The survey seeks answers not just from long-time cover crop fans, but also from new users and farmers who have not planted cover crops at all.

Many of you have seen past results from previous national farmers cover crop surveys funded by the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and carried out by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC).  American Seed Trade Association has also provided financial support for the survey in the last few iterations.

The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participants who complete the survey can enter a drawing for Visa gift cards worth up to $200.

Previous Cover Crop Survey reports are available online at https://www.ctic.org/data/Cover_Crops_Research_and_Demonstration_Cover_Crop_Survey.

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