Question Title

* 1. The following series of questions ask you about your current land management practices and concerns regarding owning land in Pennsylvania.

How many acres of land do you manage?

Question Title

* 2. How many acres do you have in:

Question Title

* 3. Do you have land in a security/conservation easement?

Question Title

* 4. Are you interested in having your land in a conservation easement?

Question Title

* 5. Please describe where your residence is located.

Question Title

* 6. How would you rate the following as reasons you own your land?

  Very Unimportant Unimportant Moderate Important Very Important N/A
Full-time farming
Forestry
Place of residence

Question Title

* 7. How much have you conducted each of the following activities on your land in the past ten years?

  Never Sometimes Frequently
Timber sales
Grazing
Integrated pest management (IPM)
Hunting
Wild crafting (harvesting plants from their natural habitat)
Forest farming (growing edible or medicinal plants in forested land)

Question Title

* 8. How important are the following issues to you and your lands?

  Very Unimportant Unimportant Moderate Important Very Important
Reduced soil productivity
Development around land
Community support for agricultural lifestyle
Making a living from land
Availability of farm help
Lack of forest regeneration
Lack of markets for farm products
Lack of markets for forest products
Effects of deer browsing
Pressure to sell land or timber

Question Title

* 9. Is the COVID-19 crisis influencing you to explore new streams of income?

Question Title

* 10. The next series of questions concerns your awareness of agroforestry terms and your opinions regarding its potential on your land.

Before receiving this survey, how much did you know about the following practices?

  Practice This Know a lot Know a little Know nearly nothing
AGROFORESTRY - intensive, intentional management of land using woody and herbaceous species together with crops or livestock
WILD CRAFTING - harvesting plants from their natural habitat
WINDBREAK OR SHELTERBELT - lines or bands of trees that reduce wind or pesticide, snow, or nutrient drift from adjacent fields or agricultural areas
ALLEY CROPPING - cultivation of food, forage, or specialty crops between rows of trees or shubs
SILVOPASTURE - intentional and simultaneous management of trees, forage, and livestock together
FOREST RIPARIAN BUFFER - woody and herbaceous vegetation next to surface water often planted to stabilize banks, reduce erosion, and maintain water quality
FOREST FARMING - intensively managing forest for tree products, including maple syrup, nuts, or fruits or understory crops, such as ramps or shiitake mushrooms
NONTIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS - fruits, medicinal plants (such as ginseng or black cohosh), nuts, and other edibles, as well as decorative plants in forests and other wooded areas
FOOD FORESTS - a collection of trees and other plants deliberately grown together near the home or community that provides products use or sale
BIOCHAR - charcoal produced from plant matter and stored in the soil

Question Title

* 11. Rate the importance to you of these potential benefits of agroforestry.

  Very Unimportant Unimportant Moderate Important Very Important
A- Diversifies crop production
B- Increased/supplemental income
C- Increases financial security
D- Provides long-term investment
E- Provides shade/forage for livestock
F- Improves wildlife habitat
G- Protects soil
H- Provides healthy food for family
I- Improves water quality or quantity
J- Increases biodiversity
K- Allows more family involvement in the farm/land
L- Produces natural foods
M- Makes farm/land more interesting

Question Title

* 12. From the selections in the above question, which do you think is the single greatest advantage of adopting agroforestry practices?  (Type the letter that precedes your choice above.)

Question Title

* 13. Rate the importance of the following possible problems that would prevent you from adopting agroforestry practices.

  Very Unimportant Unimportant Moderate Important Very Important
A- No markets for products
B- Does not seem profitable
C- Unfamiliar with technologies
D- Lack of technical assistance
E- Do not know where to market products
F- Have not seen agroforestry demonstrated
G- My neighbors or community members do not do it
H- Do not have infrastructure (building, tools)
I- Cannot afford to experiment
J- Expense of additional management
K- No time for additional crops
L- Lack of seed/seedling sources
M- Insufficient land
N- Competition between trees, crops, and animals

Question Title

* 14. From the selections in the above question, which do you think is the single greatest obstacle to adopting agroforestry practices?  (Type the letter that precedes your choice above.)

Question Title

* 15. To help create more useful assistance programs, it would help to know a bit more about you.  Your responses are strictly confidential.  If you choose to skip a question, please go on to the next one.

What is your gender?

Question Title

* 16. What is your age?

Question Title

* 17. What is your primary occupation (check all that apply)?

Question Title

* 18. Which category represents your total household income from all sources (before taxes)?  Please check one.

Question Title

* 19. What is the highest level of education you have completed?  (Please check one.)

Question Title

* 20. Would you consider participating in community programs to share knowledge of farming and agroforestry?

Question Title

* 21. Could we contact you by telephone to obtain additional information on some of your answers?

Question Title

* 22. Where did you hear about this survey?

0 of 22 answered
 

T