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COG OSO Farmer Needs Survey for Eastern Ontario & Western Quebec
  • For all farmers – organic, ecological, biodynamic, conventional - all scales, all commodities
  • Opportunity to have your say in guiding our Farmer Outreach Programming
  • A project of Canadian Organic Growers, Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter
  • 3 survey participants will be randomly chosen to receive a free gift from COG OSO
  • Contact: Colin Lundy, COG OSO Farmer Outreach Coordinator, colin@cog.ca or 613-493-0020
  • General information at www.cog.ca/ottawa 

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This survey is to help Canadian Organic Growers understand what motivates farmers to consider becoming organic, as well as what prevents them from actually doing it. We want to know the barriers to organic production locally. In addition, we ask about how to better deliver Farmer Outreach and Training services that would help farmers transition to, or develop existing, organic production practices.

This survey has been closed. Time to analyze and report and then put reports into action. Thanks to everyone who responded. Please feel free to use this forum to further the discussion here or contact me directly with regards to the survey and organic farming.

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