Guidelines for the development of a livestock extension program for part-time farmers Public Deposited

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  • The part-time farmer is becoming an increasing important part of the American Way of Life. The Cooperative Extension Service should be prepared to work with these people and help fulfill their educational needs. The purpose of this study is to provide some guidelines that can be used in developing an effective livestock extension program for the part-time farmer. Some of the findings of this paper might also be used in developing extension programs in other areas besides live stock. A questionnaire was mailed to extension service personnel doing livestock work west of the Cascade mountains in Washington and Oregon. Most of the counties sampled had some urban and suburban developments. From the information secured in the questionnaire, the guidelines were developed. The main findings from the study are: 1.Even with parts of Oregon and Washington sparsely populated, 60 percent of the counties in the study have over 40 percent of their farmers that are part-time. 2.Forty-eight percent of the agents actually spent less than ten percent of their time with part-time farmers. 3.Livestock operations make up the largest percent of part-time farms. Of the 25 counties in the study, 11 estimated that 70 percent of their part-time operations were livestock and 17 estimated over 50 percent were livestock operations. 4.Educational meetings that are most successful in terms of participation for part-time operators are: Tours, Lecture and Demonstration, Field Days, Method Demonstrations and Plots. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations are made. 1.Agriculture Extension Agents located where there is a vast influx of part-time farmers, should organize a committee to help plan the program and work with these people. Programs planned for part-time farmers should follow procedures similar to programs for full-time farmers. 2.College staff personnel and extension specialists should be available for planning and presenting programs for part-time farmers as well as full-time farmers. 3.Fact sheets or small bulletins would be more useful for part-time operators than many present materials. The majority of the agents felt that materials should not be prepared in the field. 4.Agents should explore the possibility of evening radio and T.V. programs for part-time farmers. 5.Agents should hold tours and method demonstrations meetings for part-time farmers, preferably on Saturdays.
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