Participate in a Crop Insurance Survey with Iowa State

January 30, 2023 8:46 AM
Blog Post

What: A survey about farmers’ crop insurance decisions, led by Iowa State University researchers in collaboration with researchers at Kansas State University, Michigan State University, and University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, with funding support from USDA.

How: To participate, scan the QR code below or go to         

Purpose: The Federal Crop Insurance Program is a key program for U.S. agriculture, covering over 120 ag commodities over 280 million acres annually during 2000-2020. The survey’s purpose is to understand farmers’ crop insurance decisions with the purpose of helping them make the best of this program for their operation.

Details: The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. It has 6 sections of questions about crop insurance usage, crop insurance decisions in given scenarios and basics of farm operation.

Honorarium: An Amazon gift card for your reward will be sent to the email address you provide in the survey. You should expect to receive this reward, $71 on average (ranging $50-$99), within a week of survey completion.

Contacts: Dr. Hongli Feng at Iowa State University (ISU) (, 515-294-6780) or Dr. Robert Shupp at Michigan State University (MSU) ( for research methods related questions. ISU’s Compliance and Ethics Hotline (515-294-7119) for concerns about this study.


QR code for survey link


Erin Hodgson Professor

Dr. Erin Hodgson started working in the Department of Entomology, now the Department of Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology, at Iowa State University in 2009. She is a professor with extension and research responsibilities in corn and soybeans. She has a general background in integrated...