Organic Seed Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works via education, research, and advocacy issues to build ethical, farmer-centric, and organic seed systems. We are in the process of working with organic farmers, processors, seed companies, advocacy groups and others to create a “State of Organic Seed Report” that captures a snapshot of the successes, obstacles, opportunities, and risks in organic seed systems to date. This report will be public, and used as a discussion document at the State of Organic Seed Symposium in La Crosse, Wisconsin on February 25, 2010, and give guidance in creating an organic seed action plan.
The purpose of this questionnaire is to better assess certified organic growers’ attitudes and perceptions regarding organic seed and categorize obstacles that restrict their usage of organic seed. Questionnaires are also being developed and targeted at certifiers, seed industry, and organic food companies to learn from their perspectives.
Obtaining feedback from organic growers is vital to the assessment process. Let your voice be heard. If you are a certified organic grower we would appreciate your taking the time to complete the questionnaire. It should take about ten minutes of your time. Your responses are voluntary and will be held confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual or farm; all responses will be compiled and analyzed as a group. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matthew Dillon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 360/385-7192. Please also contact Matthew if you are interested in attending the February symposium.
PLEASE – This survey is ONLY for CERTIFIED ORGANIC FARMERS.