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Georgia farmers asked to respond to follow-up COVID-19 survey

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Dec 09, 2020 at 0:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of American life. In an effort to get a more complete understanding of how Georgia farmers have been affected, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA), Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) and UGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED) are jointly offering a follow-up survey to collect information on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting Georgia farms.

In May 2020, GFA, GFB and CAED polled more than 850 producers, asking them to describe the early impacts of the disease on agriculture in Georgia.

The follow-up survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Agricultural producers located in the state of Georgia are encouraged to complete the survey, which may be completed only once for each farm/ranch operation. The deadline to complete the survey is Jan. 15.

Names of farms or individuals will not be recorded for each survey record completed. All information will be kept strictly confidential. You may choose whether to participate in the survey, and you may withdraw at any time. There is no personal compensation provided for participation. The Qualtrics survey system uses data encryption, so there is minimal risk that security of any online data may be breached.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Vanessa P. Shonkwiler by calling 706-542-9811 or emailing . Questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant to this survey should be directed to the chairperson of the University of Georgia Institutional Review Board by calling 706-542-3199 or emailing

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