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ERIC Number: ED018319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 1
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EVALUATING THE UNIT APPROACH--FARM AND HOME DEVELOPMENT. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
MAYER, RALPH E.; RIECK, ROBERT E.
IN AN EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE DEBATE OF STAFF-TO-FAMILY VS STAFF-TO-MASS RELATIONSHIPS IN FARM EXTENSION WORK, THE 1954 FEDERAL EXTENSION APPROPRIATION BILL AUTHORIZED INCEPTION OF A PERSONAL CONTACT, FAMILY UNIT APPROACH CALLED FARM AND HOME DEVELOPMENT (FHD). THE FHD AGENT WORKED WITH THE FARMER AND HIS WIFE IN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH CONSIDERED FAMILY GOALS, ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF FARM ADJUSTMENT, AND PRODUCTION ALTERNATIVES. DATA COLLECTED IN 1964 FROM 36 WISCONSIN COUNTIES THAT HAD CARRIED FHD DURING MOST OF THE FIRST TEN YEARS INDICATED FHD COOPERATING FAMILIES SHOWED MORE IMPROVEMENT IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, DEVELOPED GREATER TECHNICAL INTEREST IN FARMING, AND DISPLAYED A KEENER ABILITY TO ANALYZE THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF TYPICAL FARM DECISIONS THAN DID THE CONTROL FAMILIES. FHD FAMILIES ALSO GENERALLY MADE GREATER FINANCIAL GAINS THAN THE AVERAGE GAIN MADE BY ALL WISCONSIN FARM FAMILIES. WHILE THE STUDY INDICATED THAT EXTENSION AGENTS SHOULD HAVE CONSIDERABLE FLEXIBILITY IN WORKING WITH FARMERS ON A SPECIAL PROBLEM BASIS, EVIDENCE ALSO SHOWED THAT SUBSTANTIVE RESULTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO RESULT WHERE INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL CONTACT HAD OCCURRED. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "JOURNAL OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION," VOL. 5, NO. 2, SUMMER 1967, PP. 101-109. (BR)
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