QUEENSTOWN, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association is discovering barriers to 4R (right Source, Rate, Time, and Place) practice adoption. In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, 2,700 randomly selected farmers will receive a mailed survey from the University of Delaware. The overall goal of this survey is to inform outreach efforts and communication strategies about the 4Rs to better serve farmers like you. By understanding the barriers you face in making nutrient management decisions, the survey will also inform voluntary state and federal agricultural cost-share programs. We ask that if you receive this voluntary survey, that you complete and return the survey.
The survey consists of questions about your farm and your experience with nutrient management and has an estimated completion time of 20 minutes. Responses are completely confidential! Those who complete the survey by January 15th will be eligible to enter a drawing for a $250 Visa gift card (10 available), a $100 Visa gift card (20 available), or a $50 Visa gift card (99 available).
The study is being conducted by the University of Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association (the parent organization for the Pennsylvania 4R Alliance and the Delaware-Maryland 4R Alliance).
For more information about the survey, feel free to contact the project manager, Dr. Kelly Davidson at 302-831-8034.
–Mid-Atlantic 4R Nutrient Stewardship Association