Mar 2, 2022
Sustainable ag project seeks cover crop survey participants
Are you someone who has adopted cover cropping on your farm? Are you someone who tried cover crops but had a negative experience? The University of Georgia would like to get your opinions on cover crops.
Cover cropping experience is not necessary; in fact, they are very interested in hearing from farmers who don’t use cover crops!
At the end of March, Ph.D. student Maria Teresa Tancredi from the University of Georgia will be visiting South-East and South-Central Pennsylvania to interview farmers. Her research is part of the Precision Sustainable Agriculture (PSA) project, which focuses on farmer perspectives on cover crops in commodity agriculture. PSA is a multi-state collaboration of researchers, outreach educators, and farmers working to maximize farm productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
Your participation in the survey will help PSA better understand farmers’ viewpoints on cover crops and develop support for growers interested in adopting or expanding their use of cover crops.
Participants will be asked to:
- Rank different statements about farm management and cover crops.
- Talk about your opinions on cover crops and other management issues.
- Provide demographic information about yourself.
Tancredi will meet with growers in-person for 90 minutes. Growers will receive a YETI mug as thanks for participating. If you would like to participate in the survey, please contact Maria Tancredi at MariaTeresa.Tancredi@uga.edu.