Survey aims to find ways to better serve ag industry

Olivia McClure, Guidry, Kurt M.  |  7/30/2015 1:51:45 AM

News Release Distributed 07/29/15

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry is conducting a survey to find out how the AgCenter can better serve industry stakeholders through research and extension programs.

Guidry is gathering information from soybean farmers, crop consultants and agricultural industry personnel. The survey responses will be used as the AgCenter tailors its programs to better meet changing needs of the industry.

“The survey will provide an opportunity to identify critical areas of research and education needed to maintain the industry’s competitiveness,” Guidry said.

The survey can be taken online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LASoybeanSurvey any time until Nov. 30. It will also be given out at agriculture-related events and mailed to a random sample of producers and crop consultants.

Respondents will be asked to identify the issues most important to them and the sources they consult for agriculture information. Their responses will help the AgCenter determine more efficient ways to reach stakeholders with research findings and educational programs, Guidry said.

“It will be important that producers, consultants, and input and service providers from all across the state complete the survey so that the results reflect the needs of the entire industry,” he said.

The survey project is being funded in part by the Louisiana Soybean and Feed Grain Research and Promotion Board to ensure that the board is supporting activities with the greatest positive impact, Guidry said.

Olivia McClure

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