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* 1. Do you currently produce for winter markets from October to April? Note: if you don't grow for winter markets during this timeframe, please answer "no".

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* 2. If you don't currently sell to winter or off-season markets, are you currently considering expanding your production to grow and sell your products during this season?

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* 3. How long have you been growing year round?

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* 4. What are average gross sales for your year round and off-season products?

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* 5. Are you interested in expanding, scaling or updating the infrastructure you use in year round production within the next:

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* 6. In the year-round markets you're interested in or currently sell to, which products are in greatest demand?

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* 7. Do you project that growing these crops would increase your farm's profitability?

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* 8. Type of Greenhouse or Infrastructure currently in use (select all that apply)

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* 9. Please select all the heating and/or ventilation systems you currently use for year round production.

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* 10. Please select renewable energy systems you currently use in year round production.

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* 11. Please select all the production technologies you currently use in year round production.

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* 12. Please rate the importance of these areas to your year round agriculture business’ success (1 - most important / 7 = least important). Descriptions below:

Crop Management - including production planning, seed, pest and fungal control, fertility, yield monitoring, and farm/brand certification

Water Management – including access to water, irrigation, water quality
Labor Management – including availability of labor, labor turnover, labor skills, managing employees

Farm Management Systems – including data-driven decision-support systems, accounting, interpreting data, managing change

Postharvest, Processing, and Supply Chain Logistics – including access to markets, pricing, refrigeration, transportation, retail requirements)

Infrastructure - including heat and energy utilities, tools, new facilities and updating/maintaining technology

Access to Capital


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* 13. Where do you currently get technical assistance or information on the areas above?

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* 14. What year round growing techniques or technologies are you interested in learning more about?

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* 15. What is the highest priority issue your year round business is facing right now?

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* 16. Are you interested in serving on an advisory board working to support the expansion of year-round agriculture in Maine? (If yes please share your e-mail below.)

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* 17. Are you interested in receiving project updates? (If yes please provide a preferred e-mail below.)

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