Frequently Asked Questions
AgDRIP is a research partnership led by Albany State University and Colorado State University. It is funded by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Data on water use and agricultural production informs efficient farming practices and helps manage our shared water resources. We are interested in the collection of water use information because it can help to ensure the long-term viability of water resources for agricultural production and natural systems.
If you received an invitation or have a participant code, please click here to register your meter. If you believe you are eligible but do not have a participant code, please call 1-229-430-2900.
Only the researchers involved in the project will have access to your individual water use information. The researchers will produce a report about average use in the group of program participants, but your individual water use information will not be shared with anyone outside the research group.
One objective of the project is to learn how specific incentives influence rates of participation in the voluntary program. As such, there are several variations in the specific incentives offered to individual producers.
The program’s first year was in the 2018 growing season. We have sufficient funds to run it again in the 2019 growing season. With sufficient interest from producers and funders, we hope to continue to improve the program and expand participation in 2020 and beyond.
Both of these states have a very high population of farmers with metered agricultural withdrawals. In addition, there are ongoing collaborations between researchers in the two states regarding improved water management that make an innovative program like this possible.
All compensation will be delivered by reloading a prepaid Visa card that is provided to each producer that chooses to participate.
Farmers with a metered agricultural water withdrawal in Colorado and Georgia are eligible to participate. Up to two water meters per owner can be enrolled in the study.
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You can access the Bank of America Commercial Prepaid Card Cardholder Agreement by clicking here.
You will be paid $30 for successfully filling out the registration form and logging into the app or webpage by February 20, or you will receive $15 if you complete the registration form and login into the app or website by March 1. We will notify you when it is time to submit your report and confirm that money has been added to your card. Once we confirm that money has been added to your card, you can use it!
If you lose your card, Bank of America will be able to replace it. Call Bank of America (866)213-8564 to request a replacement. If you have any trouble, give us a call and we will assist you.
Your card should arrive attached to the following activation instructions: Activate your card by calling 1-866-213-8564 or going to this webpage.
The Agricultural Data Reporting Incentive Program (AgDRIP) is committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use the AgDRIP app. AgDRIP app does not collect personal data. AgDRIP app may request access or permission to certain features from your mobile device, including your mobile device’s camera. If you wish to change the AgDRIP app’s access or permissions, you may do so in your device’s settings. Your participation in the program will be kept strictly confidential. None of the individual water use information that is collected as part of the program will be shared with state or federal regulatory entities. AgDRIP only shares aggregate water use information by area, crop and month. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy or practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (229) 430-2900.
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