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The current operating environment for agriculture is increasingly dynamic. Modern technologies and changing priorities are seeing the emergence of new opportunities for farming businesses. To support Australia’s rural economy grow in value and diversity, AgriFutures Australia aims to identify and assess new and alternate farming revenue streams, specifically related to renewable energy.
To help guide the priorities for this program of work, AgriFutures Australia wants to understand your interest and views on the different opportunities that are emerging in relation to renewables.
Please note that AgriFutures will keep all responses confidential and ensure the privacy of respondents is maintained. Only de-identified summary data will be used.

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* 1. How would you rate your level of knowledge of renewable energy? Do you know (select one)

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* 2. If you are a farmer, how interested are you in including renewable energy into your farming business? (Select one)

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* 3. From an agricultural perspective, how important would you rate each of the following Renewable Energy areas?

  Not important at all Little importance Somewhat important Quite important Very important Unsure
Battery Storage
Bioenergy/energy from Waste
Electric Vehicles
Geothermal
Hybrid Technologies
Hydrogen
Hydro Power/Hydro Energy Storage
Ocean Tidal
Solar
Wind
Other

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* 4. When considering Renewable Energy, how important are each of the following issues to you?

  Not important at all Little importance Somewhat important Quite important Very important Unsure
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Reducing reliance on fossil fuels
Diversifying energy supply
Reducing energy costs
Generating additional revenue
Increasing the security/certainty of energy supply
Implementing a safe energy source
Locally generating energy
Re-using farm waste
Being power self-sufficient/off the grid
Reducing pollution/improved health
Adopting new technologies
Other 

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* 5. In terms of implementing renewable energy technologies, how challenging do you think each of the following issues are?

  Not challenging at all Small challenge Somewhat challenging Quite challenging Very challenging Unsure
Not having new skills to implement and maintain systems
High capital costs
High maintenance/operating costs
Difficult to integrate with existing enterprises
Loss of useable land
Difficult access to energy markets
Remote lcoation
Difficult to feed energy back into the grid
Equipment reliability issues
Lack of government incentives
Technology is not good enough yet
Unstable supply/lack of availability when needed
Lack of information available to make an informed decision
Lack of storage capability
Possible negative impacts on livestock/wildlife
Other

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* 6. If you are a farmer/producer, when do you anticipate starting to implement renewable technologies into your business?

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* 7. What information would you like to access to help you determine the best renewable technology options for your business? (Select one or more)

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* 8. How would you rate yourself in terms of technology adoption? (Select one)

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* 9. What is your primary role in relation to agriculture? (Select one)

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* 10. If a farmer/producer, identify if your business grows/produces any of the following: (Select one or more)

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* 11. If a farmer/producer, please estimate approximate percentages of where your income is derived (must be a total of 100%).

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* 12. If a farmer/producer, please estimate your business revenue for 2021/22:

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* 13. Are you:

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* 14. What is your highest level of formal education

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* 15. What age group are you in?

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