Farmers Urged to Participate in Survey

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Cover Crops

Cover CropThe Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is asking for grower participation in their most recent survey.  The organization is requesting 15 minutes of your time to learn more about cover crops being grown in the U.S.

“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,” says Chad Watts, project director at the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in West Lafayette, Indiana, which administers the survey. “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 survey can be accessed online at until May 1, 2016.  Answers are anonymous and participants may choose to enter a drawing fro a $100 gift card.

This is the fourth annual cover crop survey from the CTIC and is run in conjunction with the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) with assistance from Penton Media.

You can view the results of the last three surveys here.