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UC Cooperative Extension seeking feedback in Field Crops Online Survey

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The University of California Cooperative Extension team is seeking feedback from growers, consultants and allied industry about field crop production in California. 

Here’s a link to the online questionnaire, which will take about 15-minutes to complete. The survey will help guide UCCE research and extension efforts, including priorities for future programming..  

All responses are anonymous and your answers will be kept confidential. The results will be shared in an aggregate form via reports and presentations. The questionnaire is open until Friday, August 21, 2020. 

If you have questions, please contact the project team at

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