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UCCE Survey Request for Sierra Foothill Grape Growers and Farmers

Our local UCCE Food Systems Advisor, Hardeep Singh, is requesting grape grower and farmer input through a needs assessment survey to help document the needs of growers in the Central Sierra Foothill region for the purpose of designing a research and education program for the coming years. This is a voluntary and anonymous survey that will take approximately five minutes to complete. Participants may skip any questions they prefer not to answer. The survey aims to gather information about grower needs regarding: niche and organic crop production; insect-pest management; resource sustainability; appropriate-scale equipment; technology; and marketing. We encourage all farmers who grow tree crops, vegetables, fruits, berries, and ornamentals to participate in the survey and contribute as foundational members of the local food system and community. The perspectives of both existing and prospective growers in the Central Sierra region will help guide the direction of research and education programs to benefit the local community and environment. This survey will aid UCCE in fostering a more comprehensive understanding and support system for farmers within our region. Grower and farmer participation by the end of August is greatly appreciated. Survey link: For any questions/concerns about this survey please contact Hardeep Singh at 559-579-6065 or