The Organic Farming Research Foundation and Organic Seed Alliance are in the process of conducting two surveys. One survey is for certified organic producers and the other for producers transitioning to organic certification.

This collaborative effort is part of a USDA-funded project seeking to learn more about the challenges and research priorities of organic farmers and ranchers, and those transitioning land to certified organic production.

Data from the survey allows OFRF and OSA to provide data for federal funding for organic research.

The survey for certified organic farmer/ranchers can be found on the internet at:

Farmers and ranchers who are transitioning to certified organic production (this means no land currently certified organic) can find their survey at

The survey is being administered by Washington State University and all responses will be kept confidential. Questions about the survey may be directed to Lauren Scott at or 1-800-833-0867.

This article was submitted by the Organic Farming Research Foundation.