Tuesday, May 22, 2018

NARBA Caneberry pricing survey

NARBA is conducting a survey of caneberry pricing and retail strategies for 2018. with the help of the University of Arkansas  Please participate if you are a grower. If you haven't settled on your 2018 prices, you can report 2017 prices. All participants will have the opportunity to receive a report of the results.

To access the survey please click the following link:
Also, please share this survey link now with raspberry/blackberry growers you know or work with. We are trying to get the word out both quickly and widely so we can analyze and report the results in June. Thank you, and thank you to those of you who already responded.
Debby Wechsler, NARBA Executive Secretary 
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More information, in the full invitation: 
Dear Producer,
Researchers at the University of Arkansas, in collaboration with the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA), and the University of Vermont, are conducting a survey to learn more about caneberry pricing and retail strategies for 2018. The survey should only take around 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary. Responses will be recorded anonymously and no identifying personal information will be collected within the survey. You are free to refuse to participate in the research and to stop completing the survey at any time.
Information collected in the survey will be used to gain a better understanding of the marketing, pricing, and sales strategies currently being used by caneberry producers across the United States and Canada. Results will be aggregated and published in the June issue of the North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association’s member newsletter. A report will also be emailed to all participants requesting this option.

To access the survey please click the following link:

If you have any questions about this survey itself, please contact Jennie Popp by email or phone at jhpopp@uark.edu or 479-575-7381.   You may also contact NARBA by email at raspberryblackberry@gmail.com, or by phone at 919-542-4037.
Jennie Popp, Ph.D.

This research has been reviewed according to the University of Arkansas IRB procedures for research involving human subjects:
IRB # 1805120083
Approved: 5/16/18

If you have questions about your rights as a participant, or to discuss any concerns about, or problems with the research, you may contact the University of Arkansas Research Compliance office listed below:
Iroshi (Ro) Windwalker, CIP
IRB/RSC Coordinator
Office of Research Compliance
109 MLKG Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701 
Phone: 479.575.2208    
Fax: 479.575.6527
Email: irb@uark.edu