Organic Farmer Survey

All NOFA chapters and MOFGA are circulating this survey to organic farmers. This survey is for all organic farms – certified organic, farmers’ pledge, self-declared organic, rural or urban – regardless of size or crops. Please plan to take 20-30 minutes to fill out the questions on your farm’s labor practices and markets. The purpose of this study is to find out how things like pay, housing, health and the prices farmers receive affect farmers and farmworkers. The 2012 Census of Agriculture does not cover this information! The results will help guide the policy and technical assistance work of NOFA and MOFGA.

Survey results will be confidential, and only shared in summary form. The survey forms an important part of Becca Berkey’s dissertation at Antioch University New England and a joint project with the NOFA Interstate Council Domestic Fair Trade Committee.

If you have questions, contact Becca Berkey, Lead Researcher at or 407-506-9204 or Elizabeth Henderson of the NOFA Interstate Council Domestic Fair Trade Committee at

You will find the survey at:

We appreciate the time you take to help us in this important work. Please complete the survey no later than March 10, 2013.