End of Season Survey: CRAFT Farmers How long have you operated your farm?*< 1 year1-5 years5-10 years10+ yearsAre you meeting your desired income goals?*YesNoAre your gross sales below $100,000 and the gross household income of the farm operator below $20,000 annually?*YesNoDo you use organic or similar methods?*YesNoAre you certified organic?*YesNoIn what areas do you feel your knowledge/skills improved due to this year's CRAFT tours? Check all that apply. This helps us know how effective the tours have been in at educating CRAFT members.* Field Preparation & Planting Production Planning & Record Keeping Marketing, Processing, & Value-Added Products Soil, Nutrient Cycling, Cover-Cropping, Composting Irrigation/Watering Pest Management (Insects, Diseases, & Weeds) Equipment, Tools, & Maintenance Season Extension & Greenhouse Management Other If other, please describe.*How has this year's CRAFT program affected your farming practices or influenced your plans for the future? In what ways?*Please highlight one CRAFT tour or experience that stood out for you and note how it was impactful. Our grantors are looking for stories from program participants as another measure of the program's success.*We are hoping to get funding to help new farmers succeed. To do so, we are compiling data. Can we share your anonymous responses with our funding partners?*YesNoOptional QuestionsDid the timing and organization of the tours work for you? Day of the week? More or less time at tours? More emails/fewer emails? More hands-on? Apprentice-only events?What other kinds of farm operations or additional skills would you like to see or learn on tours? What other farms would you like to visit?Would you consider partnering with a beginning farmer as his or her mentor during the first 1-2 years of operation if some form of compensation were available?YesNoHave you used the printed or online version of the CRAFT handbook this summer?YesNoDo you plan to use it in the future?YesNoWas it helpful or unhelpful? Please explain.What topics would you like to cover during the winter round tables this year?Would you be interested in facilitating a winter round table?YesNoPlease provide your name, email address, and potential topic.How old are you?18-2930-3940-4950-5960-6970+Are youmalefemaleotherWhere are you from?What education level have you completed?Did not complete high schoolHigh schoolSome collegeUndergraduateMastersPhD & beyondWhat was your background in farming prior to starting your farm?If you'd like to be entered to win a free one-day pass to the Organic Growers School Spring Conference, please give us your name & email address.