Do you self identify or have a certification as a minority or women owned business (MWBE)?
This question deals with farm transitions - this may include an intergenerational business transfer within the family, a purchase (of land and/or a business) from a new farmer, or similar circumstances. Please check all that apply to you:
Culture How important is it to you that your business advance the following values in your planning and operations? (one star being not important - five stars being very important)
Are you actively, or are you interested in practicing climate-smart farming?
In what ways does your business practice sustainability? Investments
Have you made investments in your business or enterprise in the past 6 months? This may look like physical capital investments (loans, new equipment purchases, buildings/land), or human capital investments (personal education, employee training, etc.)
Please describe any physical investments (loans, new equipment purchases, buildings/land): Please describe any human investments (personal education, employee training, etc.): Jobs
Do you currently outsource any of your business’s labor to other service providers? (Example, accountant, marketing, co-packer, sales, transportation, etc.)
If yes, what types of services are you outsourcing? If yes, how many jobs (listed as number of FTE) are outsourced? Financials What are your gross sales, in dollars? What is your net on farm income, in dollars? What are your total revenues, in dollars? What is your net on farm income, percentage?
In the past 6 months, have you experienced increases in (check all that apply)
GRANTS: How much funding in grants have you AND applied for in the past six months (March 2022-October 2022)? Please list in dollars received LOANS: How much funding in loans have you AND applied for in the past six months (March 2022-October 2022)? Please list in dollars received Product and Supply Chain
Do you have a business that adds value to, improves process of, aggregates or distributes New York Products?
How many, if any, aggregators, distributors, transportation facilities do you work with? If none, please enter 0, if these logistics are handled 100% internally, please enter 1 under "Self". How many, if any, co-packing or processing facilities does your business or enterprise use? Digital and Technology
Do you post your business or products in or on any digital or print directories (example: Harvest NY Database, Local Line, ripeCommunity, County Tourism Guide, etc.)
Are you utilizing any farming technologies to do any of the following?
Are there any other "advancements in technology" that your business or enterprise uses? Support and Needs
Do you feel supported by current local, state or federal policies that impact your business (ex: Farm to School legislation, Small Business Support, Nourish NY, etc.)
OPEN COMMENTS on support by current local, state or federal policies, programs, etc. What ways do you wish CADE could offer support to you? What CADE services have you found helpful to you that you can correlate to your business successes? What are topics or areas you are looking for more information, education, leadership, policy direction, etc. Examples: enterprise budgets, managing grants, agritourism, climate smart farming We know this is a long survey -- but anything else? Please check this box if you'd be willing to provide CADE with an "Impact Letter" for reporting - we would provide you with a template (asking for similar information as reported in this survey), and help you compile a few sentences from your survey response about your experience with CADE, which we would submit as a part of our reporting to funders. This helps us highlight stories and put "faces" to the numbers. I will provide CADE with an Impact Letter Submit