Commercial Horticulture / Small Acreage
Yavapai and Coconino Counties
How is COVID-19 affecting farming activities in Arizona and how are farmers adjusting?
The unprecedented outbreak of the novel COVID-19 virus has impacted most activities in the world with far-reaching and devastating effects. Most of the world's economies have stalled, including the United States', which now leads, with the largest number of COVID cases. The effects on the US economy could disproportionately impact hardworking farmers and workers who ensure the nation is supplied with food, fiber, and shelter, especially in states dominated by agricultural activities. This survey is to help understand how COVID-19 has affected Arizona's agricultural operations, including adjustments made and/or required. Your responses will help influence policy and possible ways to minimize negative impacts going forward.
If you are an Arizona farmer, over 18 years of age, we would like your input by completing this 10 minute survey. Survey Link
Prior to taking the survey, please read the Consent Form (no physical signature is required on the consent form).
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Commercial Horticulture and Small Acreage (CHSA) is the University of Arizona research and extension program, focused on identifying the needs of small-scale growers in central and northern Arizona and providing science-based information to guide growers in their decision making. The target of CHSA is to promote sustainable local food production in central and northern Arizona by combining expertise and experiences of local growers, agriculture professionals, and stakeholders in a joint effort to maximize sustainable use of local resources.
Our Vision We are guided by the agriculture history of central and northern Arizona and motivated by the rich cultural heritage and diversity of small- and medium-scale farms that remain resilient on enhancing the environment and improving the quality of life for both producers and consumers.
Our mission is to promote such a community via applied research and extension outreach programs for the successful adoption of sustainable management practices and potentially profitable crops that will enhance food security in the region.
Our goal is to serve our various stakeholders-farmers, marketing managers, the USDA, and policymakers through a collaborative effort with growers in applied research and Extension education programs that utilize expertise and resources from The University of Arizona, USDA, private industry, and other NGO’s.