Conservation Technology Information Center seeks farmers for survey

The survey will provide a perspective on why farmers do or do not plant cover crops. | File photo

A nationwide anonymous survey from the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the American Seed Trade Association is looking for both cover crop and non-cover crop farmers.

“This survey provides us with a great perspective on why farmers do or do not plant cover crops, what they expect to gain from the practice, and what their concerns are,” CTIC Project Director Chad Watts said. “Results from the survey help guide policy, research and education on cover crops. In recent years, data from cover crop surveys has been used in testimony on Capitol Hill, featured in the New York Times, and cited in academic journals. People are very eager to hear how farmers view cover crops.”

The online survey is open until May 1 and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. Participants also have the option to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card.

The survey can be found at

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