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This survey is designed for current or beginning farmers specializing in locally produced vegetables, fruits, specialty grains, honey, dairy, eggs, and/or meat.

FARRMS and the Common Enterprise Development Corporation will use the survey results to examine the market, financial, and technical feasibility of a North Dakota food hub. A food hub in North Dakota would work with producers to actively manage the aggregation, distribution, processing, and marketing of source-identified food products.

As a producer or potential producer of local foods, you have been selected to participate in this survey to assist us in:
1) Understanding current opportunities, challenges, and barriers in local food production and distribution.
2) Determining producer interest in scaling-up business strategies to meet the demand for local foods.
3) Gauging interest in developing a producer-led organization to utilize the end business model.

Your cooperation in completing this survey is greatly appreciated and you have the option of remaining anonymous during the process.

Thank you for your involvement in creating a vibrant local foods economy.

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* 1. In which North Dakota county do you farm/garden/sell/value-add product/raise livestock, etc?

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* 2. How large is your current trade area? How far do you transport products to market?

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* 3. Number of acres you own or rent for agricultural production?

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* 4. What percentage of your income does your farm generate?

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* 5. What approximate percentage of your FARM revenue is received from the following direct market outlets?

  Up to 25 percent 25 to 50 percent 50 to 75 percent 75 to 100 percent
Farmers market
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
On-farm sales
Farm-to-School
Other institutional sales such as hospital or restaurant (Wholesale)
Other

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* 6. What products do you market from your farm?

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* 7. Which products generate the greatest revenue for your farm enterprise?

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* 8. Do you have products for which you cannot meet consumer demand?

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* 9. Do you have products for which you have challenges in selling, resulting in waste or excess?

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* 10. What do you do with excess produce or products that are perishable?

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* 11. When pricing product do you...?

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* 12. Which of the following trainings/certifications do you hold and/or use in the management of your farm?

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* 13. Which of the following marketing techniques do you currently use to market your farm?

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* 14. Do you use any of the following in your farm enterprise?

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* 15. Are you interested in growing your business to meet demand for locally produced foods throughout North Dakota?

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* 16. What barriers do you experience when considering scaling-up food production? (policy, access to land, access to markets, etc.)

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* 17. What infrastructure is needed for local food producers to meet demand?

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* 18. Would you be interested in learning more about a how a producer-led organization can help enhance business planning, product marketing, and distribution?

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* 19. If you answered yes to the last questions, please provide the best way to contact you for further participation in this project.

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