Kansas Rural Center Producer Survey

The Clean Water Farm (CWF) - River Friendly Farm Project (RFFP) of the Kansas Rural Center has provided valuable support for Kansas farmers and ranchers while helping to protect our water resources for over 15 years.  KRC is conducting a survey of all of the CWF-RFF Program participants (those who received cost-share grants and those who completed the River Friendly Farm environmental assessment notebook) to assess the program’s impact and how we may best continue serving you and other farmers.

You may fill out either the paper survey we sent you and mail it back to us, or you can opt to fill it out online here via the provided link. Your response will remain anonymous, but if you choose to provide your name and contact information, we will place your name into a drawing for a prize.

KRC will provide a copy of one of the following three books to up to 24 project participants who respond to the survey and include their names:

"Managing Your Cover Crops Profitably", Third Edition 2007, SARE

"Building Soils for Better Crops", Third Edition, 2010, SARE
“Pasture and Range Plants” by Dr. Gerald Tomanek

Thank you for your participation. Your responses will help us develop better programming and assistance for other KS farmers and ranchers.

Mary Fund
CWF Project Coordinator
Kansas Rural Center
785-873-3431
ksrc@rainbowtel.net

 
1.

Please enter the information indicated below (optional).


First Name:
Last Name:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
emailaddress@xyz.com
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State/Province
(US/Canada):
Postal Code:

2.

Age in years:

<30
31-40
41-50
51-60
61-70
>70
3.

Name of Watershed (if known):

 

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4.

Describe your farm operation:

Crops
Livestock
Crop/Livestock
Horticulture Crops
Other  
5.

Selet the type and number of livestock on your farm/ranch:

 1-49 Animals 50-299 Animals 300-999 Animals 1000+ Animals  
Beef, Cow/Calf  
Beef, Stocker  
Beef, Finishing  
Dairy  
Sheep/Goats  
Swine  
Poultry  
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6.

Farm Size (total owned and/or rented):

Under 160 acres
160-320 acres
321-640 acres
641-999 acres
1000-2000 acres
Over 2000 acres
7.

Rate your general satisfaction with the applicable Kansas Rural Center services:

 Satisfied Somewhat Satisfied Not Satisfied Not Applicable  
RFFP Farm Assessment Notebook  
CWF Cost-share Project  
Farm Visit by KRC Staff  
KRC Workshops/Tours  
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8.

Have you completed an RFFP farm assessment notebook? (if "No", skip to Question 14)

Yes
No
9.

Rate the helpfulness of the RFFP notebook in farm planning:

Helpful
Somewhat Helpful
Not Helpful
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10.

Which items in your Action Plan have you completed?

 

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11.

Check what barriers you have encountered for anything you have not completed in your Action Plan:

Lack of time
Lack of financial assistance
Lack of technical or planning assistance
Lack of information
Landlord/tenant resistance
Other  
  • Comment:

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12.

Have you completed a Clean Water Farms (CWF) cost-share project? (If "No" skip to Question 14)

Yes
No
13.

Briefly describe your CWF cost-share project:

 

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14.

List KRC or WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) sponsored workshops and farm tours you have attended in the past 3 years:

 

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15.

Briefly describe any new practices or management changes you adopted after attending the workshop(s):

 

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16.

Check management practices and/or structural changes you have implemented on your farm/ranch that improves water quality (in addition to CWF cost-share project):

Improved pasture management (interseeding legumes, rotationg pastures, etc.)
Structural improvements for livestock waste (diversions, terraces, sediment basins, lagoon, grass buffer, etc.)
Management improvements for livestock waste (extending the grazing season, feeding hay on pasture, moving bale feeders, etc.)
Redesign or relocation of winter facilities
Fencing riparian areas and/or ponds to exclude livestock
Installation of alternative watering facilitiy
Planting grass buffers or filters
Planting cover crops in crop rotation
Conversion of vulnerable cropland to grass
Repair of household waste system
Other  
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17.

Have you accessed additional resources to implement above projects? (If "No" skip to Question 19)

Yes
No
18.


Which agencies have assisted you on projects in Question 17?

NRCS (Natural Resource and Conservation Service)
WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy)
Local Conservation District
Other  
19.

Briefly list remaining needs on your farm/ranch operation (i.e., natural resource, capital, labor, information/education, etc.):

 

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20.

Rate the accessibility of state and federal farm programs:

 Very Accessible Somewhat Accessible Not Accessible   
Local Conservation District   
NRCS EQIP Program   
Local USDA/FSA Office   
Kansas State University   
WRAPS Program   
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21.

Are you aware of the WRAPS (Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy) program in your area? (If "No" skip to Question 23)

Yes
No
22.

Have you applied for WRAPS cost-share funds?

Yes
No
23.

What are your sources for agriculture and conservation information?

Publications
Agencies
Other Farmers
Salesmen
Internet
Other  
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24.

Do you have general comments/recommendations regarding KRC's services and/or the RFFP assessment and planning process?

 

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