WANTED: Farmer Feedback on EQIP Organic Initiative
The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking the input of conventional and organic farmers to help improve the 2010 Organic Initiative – a program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Offered first in 2009 as part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the program provided $50 million for financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers wanting to improve their organic operations or transition land to organic production.
OFRF wants to hear from conventional and organic producers; from producers who applied to the Organic Initiative and from those who didn’t. All survey responses are confidential and will be used to provide feedback to NRCS on how to improve the program. Click here for more information and here to complete the survey. And please distribute the link among your farmer friends or members and urge them to complete the survey by November 10th.