STRIPS Collaborator Survey: 2022 Results
The STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) project has developed collaborative partnerships with more than 50 farmers, landowners, and organizations that have integrated prairie strips into their farm landscapes. One of the STRIPS project's guiding principles is to "create and maintain feedback loops for information sharing among team members, farmer/farm landowner adopters, and other stakeholders." A major goal of these feedback loops is to learn from collaborators who have adopted prairie strips so project staff and partners can help current (and future) collaborators to successfully establish and manage prairie strips.
An important part of those feedback loops is an annual, web-based survey of STRIPS collaborators who have established prairie strips. The purpose of the survey is to learn about collaborating landowners' experiences with the establishment and management of prairie strips to help project staff understand (1) what positive and negative experiences hey have had, (2) what information and technical assistance needs they may have, and (3) to learn from their ideas about how the STRIPS team can improve outreach and promotional efforts. This year's survey, which asked about collaborators' experiences with their prairie strips in 2022, consisted of 10 open-ended questions and three yes/no questions.
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