2013 So You Want to Farm in Maine Course Evaluation
1.

How many sessions of the webinar were you able to view either live or from the archived sessions? 

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2.

 Please rate this webinar series.  To what extent did the lectures effectively address topics in advancing your farm business skills?

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3.

Listed below are topics covered in this webinar series.  Circle your understanding of each BEFORE the webinar.   

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Assessing Your Resources  
Enterprise Budgets  
Business Plan, Recordkeeping & Taxes  
Market Research  
Production Information, Agencies & Regulations  
Financing & Insurance  
Financial Planning  
Equipment  
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Listed below are topics covered in this webinar series.  Circle your understanding of each AFTER the workshop. 

 None Minimal Moderate Considerable  
Assessing Your Resources  
Enterprise Budgets  
Business Plans, Record Keeping & Taxes  
Market Research  
Production Information, Agencies & Regulations  
Financing & Insurance  
Financial Planning  
Equipment  
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5.

Imagining a staircase that represents your confidence about your ability to create a viable farm business with the bottom stair representing No Confidence and the top stair representing Very Confident how many steps show how you changed in how confident you feel about your ability to create (or improve) a farm business NOW that the webinars have concluded.  Number of Steps changed.


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6.

As a result of attending this webinar series, what practices have you implemented?

 Already did Did as a result of the workshop Will do in future Not sure  
Do an enterprise budget when considering a new farm enterprise  
Develop new enterprises or products  
Create a business plan  
Implement/improve production record keeping systems  
Implement/improve financial record keeping systems  
Do market research  
Expand and enhance markets  
Create a marketing plan and/or develop new marketing tools  
Seek out other farmers and farm service providers for advice and information  
Evaluate equipment needs for my farm enterprise  
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7.

What do you think are the most significant problems facing farm business owners in Maine?  

 

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What could be done to solve them? 


 

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9.

How likely are you to recommend this webinar series to someone else? 

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10.

How likely are you to utilize the University of Maine Cooperative Extension as a resource in the future?

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11.

 

Please give a rating of the course text Starting and Running a Small Farm Business by Sarah Beth Aubrey.

 (circle answer, 1 being not very helpful, 10 being very helpful)


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12.

Please rate the http://farminmaine.com/wordpress site that held all the course reference materials.  

I never tried to get into the site
I was never able to get into the site
I couldn't open a lot of the information and links on the site
I was able to open and view the information on the website, but didn't find it helpful
I was able to open and view the information on the website and found the information helpful.
I shared the website address with other farmers
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Please give a rating of the various handouts and files located at the www.farminmaine.wordpress.com website. 

 (circle answer, 1 being not very helpful, 10 being very helpful)

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14.
Please rate the Adobe Connect technology used to offer this webinar and archive sessions.
No good - don't ever use it again
OK - it had a few glitches but I would be willing to participate in another webinar with this technology again.
Fine - it had a few glitches but doesn't every technology have a few?
Great - it made attendance at this program possible for me
Other  
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Please give an overall rating of the entire webinar series.

(circle answer, 1 being not very helpful, 10 being very helpful)

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16.
Please comment on the value of this webinar series. Would you be willing to pay to access the webinar?
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Please comment on the value of this webinar series.  If you had to pay to access the webinar, what do you think it would be worth?
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$101-$200
$201-$300
$301-$500
$500-$1000
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18.

Please comment on the value of this webinar series.  Do you think you benefited from attending this webinar series?

 

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19.

Below are a number of ways University of Maine Cooperative Extension can provide information to you. Please rate each from 1= I would definitely use to 5 = I would never use.  

 
Face to face consultation
Meeting at one location
Field Day at a farm
Printed factsheet or newsletter
Electronic factsheet or newsletter
Website
Short video clips on website or YouTube
Webinar either live or archived
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Other Comments

 

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