* 1. What are the top three reasons you attended the 2015 HNE Conference? Please number 1, 2, 3.

* 2. Overall, how well did the HNE Conference meet your expectation(s)? (Circle one)

* 3. How much did your knowledge of marketing and marketing techniques improve? (Circle one)

* 4. What makes a session the most beneficial to you? (Can check more than one)

* 5. What are the top three biggest challenges you face in our business?

* 6. Have you attended past HNE Conferences?

* 7. If Yes: Do you feel there has been an increase in sales as a result of knowledge gained from attending past HNE Conferences?

* 8. Which pre-conference tour did you attend?

* 9. If yes, did the tour meet your expectations?

* 10. Feedback on the tour is welcomed

* 11. Are you a specialty crop producer? (Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as "fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Christmas trees, honey, maple syrup and value added products from specialty crops are also included.)

* 12. What's the size of your operation?

* 13. Do you fit the USDA's definition of a "socially disadvantaged farmer"? USDA defines a socially disadvantaged farmer as a group whose members have been subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

* 14. Have you been farming for less than 10 years?

* 15. What state are you from?

* 16. How did you hear about the HNE Conference? (check all that apply)

* 17. Trade Show: Please circle the number below that best describes your experience.

* 18. How well did the Trade Show meet your expectations?

* 19. How was the selection and type of vendors?

* 20. Was there enough time to visit the trade show?

* 21. What was the most valuable for you throughout the HNE Conference?

* 22. What was the least helpful throughout the HNE Conference?

* 23. General comments, good, bad, or ugly are welcomed!

* 24. Suggestions for future year’s themes, speakers, workshops?

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