Introduction: Defining Sustainable Agriculture

Thank you for participating in our anonymous survey! The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Please answer all questions as honestly and completely as possible. Answers will be kept completely anonymous and confidential. Questions are not mandatory, so if a question does not apply to your experience, please feel free to leave it blank. Answers will be recorded after the completion of each section.

This survey is intended for researchers or other professionals with an advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) and with academic or professional experience that is relevant to sustainable agricultural systems.

The goal of this survey is to collect information from researchers on their experiences securing funding and conducting research broadly related to a more sustainable agricultural system. The survey contains three sets of questions, related to:

1) securing funding for this type of work
2) researchers’ satisfaction with different aspects of sustainable agriculture research and outreach; and
3) institutional challenges to sustainable agriculture research and outreach

If you have questions about the survey or its use, please contact Tali Robbins at

* 1. How do you define sustainable agriculture? Your answer may be brief -- a few sentences, phrases, or less. We will use your definition to understand how definitions vary and to provide greater context for your responses to the following questions.