Take cover crop survey to be eligible for $100 gift card

Farm Forum

Use cover crops? Yes or no, take this survey to share your thoughts

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is seeking farmer input on cover crops as a conservation option on U.S. farms. This online survey will take 10 minutes or less and is for all farmers whether they use cover crops or not.

• If you currently use cover crops, this is your chance to report what works and does not work.

• If you do not use cover crops, tell us why not and help us understand where more scientific evidence is needed to encourage their adoption.

To access the survey, visit Your answers will remain completely anonymous.

Just a few minutes of your time will help improve cover crop programs and efforts to increase access to information and technical assistance.

After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to register for two $100 gift card drawings. Gift card registration takes place at a separate website to ensure that your responses to this survey remain completely anonymous.

Please respond by Jan. 31 to be eligible for the $100 gift card drawing.

This survey is sponsored by North Central SARE and is being carried out by CTIC. It addresses the 2013 growing season, and is a follow up to a CTIC survey last year that addressed the 2012 growing season. Results of that survey, which showed that cover crops improved corn and soybean yields in drought conditions, can be found at

For the purposes of this survey, a cover crop refers to any crop intentionally planted between traditional spring/summer cash crop production periods.

If you have questions about this survey, please contact: Chad Watts, Conservation Technology Information Center, 3495 Kent Avenue, Suite J100, West Lafayette, IN 47906, (574) 242-0147,