1. INFORMATION

 
Welcome to the Northeast Maple Producer Survey
The University of Vermont is conducting this survey to understand recent development of the maple sector and to inform how education and research can support maple producers. Thank you for taking 20 minutes to complete this survey.

RESEARCH INFORMATION
Title of Study: Northeast Maple Producer Survey
Principal Investigator (PI): Mark Cannella, Extension Associate Professor, UVM        
Funder: UVM Extension/USDA

Introduction:  The University of Vermont is conducting this survey to understand the recent development of the maple sector and to inform how education and research can support maple producers. The survey will ask you about your maple production history, forestry practices, business goals and educational interests.

Voluntary Participation: Taking part in this study is voluntary. You may choose to withdraw at any time.

Study Procedures: If you take part in the survey you will be asked to complete the following online (or print survey). The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
If you would like to request a printed hard copy you can contact Christi Sherlock at 802-476-2003 or Christi.Sherlock@uvm.edu  to have a copy mailed to you.

Risks: We will do our best to protect the information we collect from you during this study. This is an anonymous survey to protect your confidentiality.

Costs and Compensation: There will be no costs to you and not payment offered for your participation.

Confidentiality: All information collected about you during the course of this study will be stored without any identifiers. All mailing or contact information will be maintained in a separate database during the period of survey collection and this information will be discarded once the survey collection phase is completed.

If you have any questions about this study contact Mark Cannella at the following phone number 802-467-2003.  If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, then you may contact the Director of the Research Protections Office at (802) 656-5040.
Please print/save this information sheet for your records before continuing.   (Version August 7, 2019)

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