Laura Patterson  |  UC Davis  |  Davis, CA

Subject: For anyone in CA that raises at least 1 pig outdoors: fill out a survey & be entered to win a gi

Hello - I am a former small-scale California farmer and currently a PhD candidate in epidemiology at UC Davis. My thesis focuses on small-scale diversified farms, with an emphasis on the interface of feral pigs and outdoor-raised pigs. My advisor is Dr. Alda Pires, who is a University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) specialist of urban agriculture and food safety.

We recently created an online survey to identify outdoor-raised pigs in California as well as areas which are impacted by feral pig intrusions. This survey is appropriate for anyone that raises at least one pig outside including: pork producers, farmers, ranchers, backyard operations, 4-H/FFA members, pet pig owners, heritage pig breeders, pig rescue groups, etc.

Click here to take the survey.

Survey participation will help UCCE develop outreach and educational materials for all operations that raise pigs outdoors and/or experience feral pig intrusions. The information supplied on this survey will be treated strictly as confidentialand used for statistical analysis purposes only.

This survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and participants will have a chance to win a $100 gift card. Survey will close on November 15, 2018 midnight PST. Winners will be announced early December on my twitter page.

This survey is voluntaryand is being conducted for research and outreach purposes only. People may choose not to participate or quit the survey at any time. There will be no penalty or loss of services to anyone who decides not to take part in the survey. This research has been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board

Dr. Alda Pires and I appreciate your cooperation and support of this project. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Alda Pires at apires@ucdavis.eduor Laura Patterson at

Thank you for your time,

Laura Patterson

In Topics Pest & Disease Management, Food Safety, Wildlife Management, Livestock

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