Survey of High Tunnel Growers

Squash in a high tunnel
In order to improve participation and effectiveness of conservation assistance programs, it is crucial to know how farmers value soil health improvements and ecosystem services derived from such practices. The main objective of this study is to estimate the values of soil health improvements and ecosystem services among farmers using a choice experiment method. For the study purpose, an experimental farmer survey was developed to collect farmers’ stated preference data. The results from the survey will inform agencies and policymakers on how to adapt existing programs or design a new program, so that incentives for adopting conservation are more effective. For project participation, you will receive a $20 Amazon or Target gift card. To get your personalized link, please email: park1587@umn.edu