Greetings Ohio grape growers: The Ohio State University Viticulture Extension Team in collaboration with the Ohio Grapes Industries Committee is conducting a state-wide survey of grape production and prices to better understand the distribution, harvest yield, and price of Ohio-grown grape cultivars from the 2020 season. This year’s survey includes additional categories for both juice and bulk wine pricing if fruit was sold as a processed product. If you grow grapes in Ohio, your feedback is requested regardless of whether fruit, juice, or bulk wine is sold in order to track total production throughout the state. Please take the time to fill out the 2020 Grape Pricing Index survey at the link below.
To facilitate survey marketing and distribution throughout our industry, the information we obtain will be available in aggregated form to Ohio grape growers and vintners through Ohio Grape Industries and The Ohio State University’s communication platforms. As production and prices will be averaged by variety and across regions, all individual responses will remain anonymous and confidential.
Your participation in this study is voluntary and involves minimal risks to you. If you refuse to participate or decide to stop participating in the study, there will be no penalty or consequences. Your decision to participate will not affect your future relationship with The Ohio State University. There is no cost to you except your time.
By clicking the link, you are consenting to take this survey. This survey may be exited at any time and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
As we process your survey entry, your data will be separated from your identity. We will work to make sure that no one sees your survey responses without approval. But, because we are using the Internet, there is a chance that someone could access your online responses without permission. In some cases, this information could be used to identify you. Once decoupled from your identity we will add your responses to those of others and summarize our findings on a state-wide basis. This summary will be broadly distributed via the Ohio Grape Electronic Newsletter (OGEN) and other industry platforms to aid all in planning for the 2021 growing season and beyond. Your de-identified data is relevant to Ohio only and will not be shared with researchers from other states. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email Maria Smith at email@example.com or call 330-263-3825.
For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Ms. Sandra Meadows in the Office of Responsible Research Practices at 1-800-678-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time,
-The OSU Viticulture Extension Team
Please click HERE to begin the 2020 Ohio grape production and pricing survey