University of Vermont

Apple Grower Survey for Apple Market Optimization and Expansion through Hard Cider Production Project

Dear Apple Growers,

The goal of this survey is to better understand current production of apples in the state and interest of growers in selling to cideries for the production of hard apple cider. This survey is part of a larger project which aims to increase the amount of Vermont apple that can be directed to cider production while creating additonal sales venues for apple growers. This project was funded by the Vermont Working Lands Enterprise Initiative.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you may refuse to participate, withdraw, or refuse to answer any question at any time. Your responses are anonymous and there is no way to attribute a response to any person. Only aggregate results will be presented. We anticipate no significant risk to your participation as we are not asking for any personal information. Please complete the survey by December 1st. Should you have any further questions about the research, feel free to contact Terrence Bradshaw (tbradsha@uvm.edu; 802-922-2591). If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in a research project you should contact Nancy Stalnaker, the Director of the Research Protections Office at the University of Vermont at 802-656-5040. By advancing to the first question of the survey, you consent to participate.

Thank you for you time,

Terrence Bradshaw

There are 19 questions in this survey.