Wisconsin Farm to School Study

The University of Wisconsin is conducting a study, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Extension and REAP Food Group, to understand how food producers across the state of Wisconsin are participating in the Farm-to-School market. The project prioritizes reaching socially disadvantaged and historically underserved producers in Wisconsin, with a focus on reaching Black, Indigenous, Hmong, and other farmers of color. Specifically, it is looking at BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) growers’ and producers’ access to and participation in farm-to-school markets, with a hope to make participation in school food supply chains viable and profitable. 

We are inviting you to participate in a survey where you will be asked to share your perspectives and experiences on selling to schools within your distribution area. Please also share the survey information and link below with food producers in Wisconsin who may either identify as BIPOC, historically underserved, or socially-disadvantaged, or may be connected to growers who identify as such.

More information about the project and how your responses will be used can be found at the survey link. Upon completion of the survey, you will receive a $15 Amazon gift card. This survey will remain open until March 15th, 2023.

Follow this link to the Survey:

Take the Survey
* Please note, this electronic survey is currently only available in English, but is being translated into Spanish and Hmong.  We will reach out when the translated versions are prepared.  

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Research Coordinator, Allison Crook Hellenbrand, at achellenbran@wisc.edu or the Study Lead, Professor Jennifer Gaddis, at jgaddis@wisc.edu or 617-320-4501 for more information.