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Established in 1982, the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is conducted through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension, the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Generally known as “The Farm Poll,” this annual survey effort collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to rural communities across Iowa and the Midwest. The Farm Poll serves to inform the development and improvement of extension and research programs and is used by local, state, and national leaders in their decisionmaking processes. We thank the many farm families who responded to this year’s survey and appreciate their continued participation in the poll.
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Arbuckle, J. Gordon; Korsching, Peter; Lasley, Paul; and Kast, Chris, "Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2008 Summary Report" (2008). Extension Community and Economic Development Publications. 21.