JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Cooperative Research Program at Lincoln University of Missouri and the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Missouri are inviting producers to participate in a survey titled “Resilient and Sustainable Small Farms: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
The purpose of the study is to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small farmers in Missouri. The survey allows participants to self-determine the size of their operation. The goal is to learn how small farmers have been adapting to the pandemic to become more resilient and sustainable in the long run. A key objective is to inform policies and strategies for small farmers and relevant stakeholders to improve marketability, promote rural development and reduce future uncertainty.
If you are a small farmer, older than 18 and located in Missouri, please visit qualtrics.com to take the survey.
While voluntary, your participation in the survey is crucial. The estimated time of completion is 15-20 minutes. Your answers will be treated with complete confidentiality. You may decline to answer any question, and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty. Upon completing the survey, you can enter information to receive a $30 Amazon gift card as a token of appreciation.
If you have any questions or comments about this questionnaire or the study in general, you can call 573-681-5370 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Missouri Department of Agriculture