ITHACA, N.Y. — New York farmers are increasingly coping with extreme weather and climate variability, and researchers at Cornell University want to understand how farmers are responding. The survey, developed by Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming program, has been distributed via email to a small sample of New York’s 35,000 farmers.
The purpose of this survey is to better understand farmer’s decision making, practices and use of decision tools on their farm. What impacts are you experiencing? What practices are you adopting? What tools are you using? What kind of weather and climate data do you need?
The results of this survey will help Extension, university researchers, crop consultants, agribusiness and others to develop tools and strategies that better serve farmers in New York. Cornell researchers are hoping to get more than 400 responses, and are offering every farm or farmer who fills out the survey an Amazon e-gift card as an incentive to increase participation.
If you received an email requesting your participation in the study, please consider completing the survey! All responses are confidential. Participation in the study is voluntary, but we sincerely hope to hear from as many farmers as possible.
If you have any questions about the survey, please Tyler Brewer (Cornell ’19), undergraduate research assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program
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