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Data from: Mississippi Farmers' Interest in and Experience with Farm to School

The dataset contains information collected from 38 individuals residing in Mississippi, USA, who completed an online survey designed for small farmers in Mississippi and who fit the USDA definition of small farm (yearly gross cash farm income <$250,000). The survey was created using Snap Surveys Desktop software. Information includes farm products grown or raised, harvest months, produce amounts, farm certifications, internet use, selling practices, experience selling to K-12 schools, challenges selling to K-12 schools, and interest in farm to school (F2S) activities. Farmer demographic characteristics collected include gender, age, ethnicity/race, marital status, and education level. The data was collected from October 2021 to January 2022 using an online mobile and secure survey management system called Snap Online. The data were collected to obtain updated demographic and farm characteristics from small farmers in Mississippi and to determine their current abilities, experiences, and desires to engage in F2S activities. The dataset can be used to learn about small farmers in Mississippi but results should not be generalized to all small farmers in Mississippi or elsewhere in the USA.

Release Date
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area
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Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
State of Mississippi in USA
Temporal Coverage
October 18, 2021 to January 9, 2022
Data Dictionary
Contact Name
Thomson, Jessica
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Program Code
005:040 - Department of Agriculture - National Research
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service