Steuben Farmers Surveys
Monday, May 7, 2018,
12:30 AM -
Friday, June 15, 2018,
12:30 AM -
Please fill out our survey if you farm in the four county region
of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Steuben, and Allegany
Two important surveys now are available online to help Steuben County Cornell
Cooperative Extension meet the needs of Steuben farmers. The surveys’
deadlines recently have been changed from June 1 to June 15 to give
farmers more time to participate.
The surveys are:
“Farmer Needs Survey” will provide information for future CCE programs. The
needs survey asks farmers from all backgrounds and experience levels to
identify specific needs, favored resources and ways to provide information.
“Farmer Needs Survey” is located at bit.ly/agneeds18
“Commercial Kitchen Survey” looks at interest in an important element of the
Steuben County Farmland Protection Plan and seeks input on opening a certified
Commercial Kitchen for farmers in Steuben and other counties to safely produce
and sell value-added products.
A part of a proposed “food hub” in Steuben, the commercial kitchen will allow
local farmers to collect, process, and distribute their products to
institutional purchasers in the area, such as hospitals, school districts, and
universities. In addition, it will help Steuben farmers and those the
surrounding region meet future USDA guidelines that encourage consumption of
fruits and vegetables by improving the supply and accessibility of fresh
produce in the area.
The kitchen will serve Steuben and other counties, and is located at bit.ly/farmerkitchen18
For questions and other information, call (607) 664-2301.