[permaculture] Fwd: [SANET-MG] Survey: Farmers and 'Intermediated Markets'

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 21:32:08 EST 2017

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From: Sean McGovern <smcgovern at sare.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 4:52 PM
Subject: [SANET-MG] Survey: Farmers and 'Intermediated Markets'
To: sanet-mg at googlegroups.com

Forwarded on behalf of ATTRA.

Sean McGovern, SARE Outreach


A new study, funded by USDA, and led by Syracuse University, New York
University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the National Center for
Appropriate Technology (NCAT) seeks to examine local and regional
agricultural production and intermediated markets.

The study will examine the opportunities and risks of four main marketing
opportunities for farmers—direct-to-consumer, direct-to-institution,
direct-to-retail, and selling to intermediaries (such as distributors or
food hubs), who in turn sell the products as local food. *We are interested
in all farmers’ perceptions of these markets, whether currently selling to
these markets or not.*

The survey has several intended benefits for farmers, including the
identification of technical assistance and information needs to help scale
up farms for marketing to intermediaries. A national outreach and technical
assistance program, conducted by NCAT’s ATTRA Program (National Sustainable
Agriculture Information Service) will be developed based on the results of
this research.

The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. It includes
questions to gather basic information about your farm, production, and
marketing practices, and your technical assistance and training needs.

Here is the link to the survey: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?

This survey is voluntary, but your input is critical. Your participation in
this research is confidential; your responses will not be linked to your
contact information in any way.

If you would prefer to complete a paper version of the survey, you can
request a copy by contacting Lydia Oberholtzer, Penn State, at
301-­891-­0470 <(301)%20891-0470> or lso3 at psu.edu.

We appreciate your time! Thank you.

*This project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Competitive Grant #2016-68006-24739 from the USDA National Institute of
Food and Agriculture.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfljvenaura at gmail.com

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