2013 So You Want to Farm in Maine Webinar Signup Survey


This survey will enable us to tailor the So You Want to Farm in Maine webinar for the folks who will  be participating to make it as worthwhile as possible.   

Please note we do plan to archive the webinar so you can view it at anytime after the live sessions. Once we receive this completed survey we will send you the website for the webinar. It is suggested that you have a fast internet connection to view the webinars. You can consider viewing the webinars at a local library.     

Thanks for completing this survey and we look forward to seeing you at the webinar.





 
1.

Identify yourself with one of the following:

Full time farmer (typically making 50% or more of the household income from agricultural enterprises
Part time farmer (making less than 50% of household income from agricultural enterprises
Currently not farming but interested in farming as a business

What enterprises are you planning to include (or already have as a part of your business plan) livestock based, crop based or service based?

 
2.

Animal Based

Beef
Dairy Cows
Swine
Sheep
Dairy Goats
Meat Goats
Horses
Poultry (Eggs)
Poultry (Meat)
Other  
3.

Crop Based

Hay
Corn silage
Small grains
Potatoes
Mixed vegetables
Fruit trees
Berries
Nursery stock
Greenhouse
Christmas trees
Maple syrup
Cut flowers
Firewood
Other  


How do you typically sell (or plan to sell) your products? Check all that apply.

 
4.

Direct to Consumer

Farmers' Market
Roadside Stand (on farm)
Tail-gate Market (off farm)
Pick-your-own
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
E-commerce (web page)
Other  
5.

Indirect to consumer

Restaurant, caterers, etc.
Other farm stores
Grocery stores
Broker, auctions, etc.
Other  


And now a few questions about your business skills.

 
6.


As a farmer/grower, how confident are you in your business skills?

No confidence
Very low confidence
Low
Okay
Very confident
7.

Rate your satisfaction of the record keeping system that you typically use for your business.

Not satisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Satisfied
Very Satisfied
Not applicable
8.


What business skills would you like to gain?

 Very interested Interested Not interested   
Business budgeting   
Business planning   
Computer use   
Cost cutting   
Evaluating an existing enterprise for profitability   
Getting and keeping organized   
Insurance (product, liability, property, crop, etc.)   
Investing   
Obtaining loans and working with a lender   
9.


Additional business skills you would like to gain.

 Very interested Interested Not interested   
Legal matters   
Labor management (hiring, firing, worker benefits, pay, etc.)   
Payroll   
Marketing & product promotion   
Merchandising (selling)   
Retirement planning   
Record keeping   
Selecting an enterprise   
Taxes (local, state, federal)   
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10.

Do you have an up-to-date written business plan for your farm?

Yes
No
11.

Do you have a written marketing plan for your farm?

Yes
No
12.


The main thing I want to gain from this farm business course is...

 

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13.

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First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
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14.

What county is your residence?

Aroostook
Androscoggin
Cumberland
Franklin
Hancock
Kennebec
Knox
Lincoln
Oxford
Penobscot
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