From Shashi Li, master’s degree student in agricultural economics at Purdue University:
A research project entitled Summer Cover Crops for Weed Suppression and Soil Quality in Organic Vegetable Production in the Great Lakes Region needs organic vegetable farm managers’ help. The project is being conducted by a team of researchers and extension agents from Purdue University, Cornell University, University of Illinois, and Michigan State University. The objective of the study is to better understand the economic impact of the use of summer cover crops in organic vegetable production systems and to explore the factors which influence the adoption of summer cover cropping practices by managers of successful organic vegetable farmers, like you. As part of the project we are conducting a survey of organic vegetable farmers. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. By doing so you will help ensure that we have the best information possible. Your participation is completely voluntary and all surveys will be treated confidentially by Purdue University. Below is the link to the survey.
You can simply click the link to get the survey or copy and paste it in your browser. And if you are interrupted in the middle of filling out the survey, you can come back later to continue it by clicking the same link with the same computer. We sincerely thank you and appreciate your time in helping us with this important project. If you have any questions or comments about this study, you can reach me by phone at 765-413-5112 or by email. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Brent Gloy and you can also reach him by phone at 765-494-0468 or by email.