Your input will help us figure out the best ways to work together in the Local Hero campaign and measure its success. Farm information is completely confidential and will be only used in aggregate for outreach and reporting purposes.

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* 1. Farm name:

BACKGROUND ON YOUR FARM

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* 2. Who is the farm manager, and when did they start managing the farm? (if more than one, list below)

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* 3. Which of the following best describes your farm?

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* 4. How many total acres did you actively farm in 2018?

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* 5. How many staff did you employ in 2018?
(Note: seasonal = 0-6 mo/year; part-time = <30 hrs/wk)

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* 6. In the past year, has your net income from agriculture:

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* 7. What was your gross farm income in 2018?
(Again, we will keep this information strictly confidential)

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* 8. Did your farm take part in any of the following programs/certifications in 2018?

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* 9. In 2018, what % of your product was sold through each of the following markets?

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* 10. In the past year, did your sales increase via any of these markets? (check all that apply)

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* 11. In the coming year, would you like to sell more via any of these markets? (check all that apply)

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* 12. Please list any retailers, restaurants, or institutions you sell to directly:
(if there are too many to list, feel free to highlight key buyers)

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* 13. Please list any distributors, aggregators, or shippers you use to get your product to market:

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* 14. What are the key factors that limit the growth of your farm or other similar farms (list up to three)?

CISA SERVICES

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* 15. Check which training topics/resources you'd like to see CISA offer:
(indicate any specific topics below)

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* 16. If you have employees, check which types of training you'd like CISA to offer your workers:

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* 17. Would you like CISA to hold focused farmer-to-farmer discussions on specific topics?

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* 18. Please check the boxes below indicating how beneficial you think each of the following is:

  Very Beneficial Moderately Beneficial Not Beneficial
Local Hero supplies (road sign, price cards, stickers)
Being part of a 'buy local' movement
Access to CISA’s website
Local Hero e-newsletter
Listing in CISA's online farm products guide
One-on-one assistance
Workshops
Networking opportunities
CISA staff as a resource
Other (indicate below)

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* 19. Please check the boxes below indicating which benefits you made use of in 2018:

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* 20. Did you implement any new market approaches this year as a result of CISA's assistance?

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* 21. Did you participate in any new marketing opportunities this year as a result of CISA's assistance?

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* 22. Did you make any other changes in your farm business this year as a result of CISA's assistance?

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* 23. Overall, what impact has your participation in CISA had on your farm in the past year?

  Very positive Somewhat positive No impact Negative
Impact

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* 24. Overall, how satisfied were you with your membership in the Local Hero program?

  Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied
Satisfaction

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* 25. Is there anything else we should know to better serve the farmers of the Pioneer Valley?

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