Survey Information

Survey Instructions

Great Plains Grazing is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find ways the cattle grazing and supporting agricultural industries can better withstand future extremes in long-term weather patterns with less drastic disruptions in business and income. Great Plains Grazing is a Coordinated Agricultural Program. As partners participating in the research, social science researchers at Kansas State University are collecting information regarding beef and crop production management techniques in the Southern Great Plains.

We respect and value your opinions as a beef cattle and/or crop producer, and are seeking your professional input by asking you to complete the survey. The purpose of the survey is to obtain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to both the vulnerability and resilience of the region’s agricultural production system. Completing the survey will take about 20 minutes and will provide important information. Knowledge gained from this survey will be used to guide regional research.

We are conducting the survey via the Web and phone. For your convenience, we are starting with the Web survey. You may log onto the survey by clicking on the "Take Survey" button at the bottom of this page.

Once logged in, you will be asked for a USERNAME and PASSWORD. Your username and password are listed in the letter you received. 

The Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University is coordinating the survey. The Institute provides information-gathering services for non-profit organizations and governmental entities. For more information, please visit For questions or comments about this survey, please call the Docking Institute Survey Center at 1-844-525-2151 or Michael Walker at 785-628-5563.

Your participation is voluntary and completion of the survey indicates your consent to participate in this study. We respect and value your opinions. Your responses will be held in the strictest confidence, and the records of this study will be kept private. There are no anticipated risks to you from participating. Any written results will only discuss aggregate findings and will not include information that will identify any individual.

Thank you for your time and consideration.