- How farmers who grow fruits and vegetables for sale are using raw manure or grazing animals in fruit and vegetable production areas
- How these farmers might be impacted if the recommended interval between the application of raw manure (or grazing animals) in areas where fruits and vegetables are grown, and harvesting the produce is extended
- What barriers may exist for farmers if they were to transition from using raw manure to treated compost
Farmer input wanted on surveys
Agricultural research done in universities and institutions can have a big impact on policy and funding, as well as the development of practical tools, techniques, breeds, and more for farmers. Often one of the first steps in a research project is a survey - to determine the level of need or interest, or to gather a snapshot of perspectives and information. There are a few surveys out at the moment that could use the input of Vermont farmers, and we hope you'll take a few minutes out of your busy harvest season to fill out one or more.