Indiana Urban Agriculture Farmer Survey

First, we would like to thank you for all you do in your communities whether it be teaching people to grow, providing healthy foods or a space for people to get their hands in the dirt, educating youth or more than we can list. We understand that you may participate in urban agriculture in multiple ways. That being said, we have recognized that Purdue Extension and our community partners have a long way to go to provide relevant and accessible materials and programs to support your diverse endeavors.

We are asking you to take no more than 15 minutes to complete a survey to help Extension and our community partners better serve Indiana urban farmers and gardeners. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions, concerns or suggestions. And please, share with your fellow farmers! Your responses will remain anonymous.

Nathan Shoaf
Urban Agriculture Coordinator
nlshoaf@purdue.edu | (765) 496-3225

Dr. Laura Ingwell
Asst. Professor, Entomology
lingwell@purdue.edu | (765) 494-6167

What is Urban Agriculture?



Urban Agriculture is just as it sounds—the practice of raising food in urban or suburban areas, alongside the hustle and bustle of city life. Urban agriculture can be many things-- a schoolyard chicken coop and vegetable garden teaching students healthy habits, a vacant lot growing food for neighborhood families, a church garden feeding the hungry, or an entrepreneur's acre supplying restaurants and farmers markets. Cities and towns that support urban agriculture may enjoy increased food security, youth development, small business development, reduced blight in neighborhoods, and increased quality of life overall. Purdue Extension believes that supporting urban agriculture in Indiana’s cities and towns will lead to healthier, more resilient people and places!