Biannual CADE Client Survey

CADE offers services free to Central NY farm and food businesses. CADE asks that in exchange for services, you provide data for services. All information will remain confidential and not be used in an identifiable way without direct permission.


Please do your best to complete the survey in its entirety. This allows CADE to track longitudinal data and show the impact of  CADEs work with our clients - assisting us in securing funding to continue this work. 


This survey is anticipated to take 20 minutes to complete. As a small token of our gratitude for your sharing of information, those who complete a survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $50 gift cards.


If you have any questions please reach out to Senior Program Manager, Kaitlyn Sirna at

Do you consider yourself a (check any that apply):
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:
How important is it to you that your business advance the following values in your planning and operations:How important is it to you that your business advance the following values in your planning and operations:
Are you actively, or are you interested in practicing climate-smart farming?
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.)
Do you currently outsource any of your business’s labor to other service providers? (Example, accountant, marketing, co-packer, sales, transportation, etc.)
In the past 6 months, have you experienced increases in (check all that apply)
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"
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?
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.)

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! We appreciate your efforts.