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ERIC Number: ED018714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 238
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Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION STUDY OF FARM AND HOME MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN NEW YORK STATE. A SIX-PART REPORT.
ALEXANDER, FRANK D.
IN 1954 CONGRESS EARMARKED FUNDS FOR A FARM AND HOME MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO OFFER INTENSIVE ON-THE FARM COUNSELING IN MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING. THIS SIX-PART EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM AS IT WAS CONDUCTED IN NEW YORK STATE, PRIMARILY WITH DAIRY OPERATORS, WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE PROGRAM'S EFFECTIVENESS RELATIVE TO LESS INTENSIVE PROGRAMS. PART 1 ESTABLISHED THE REPRESENTATIVENESS OF 250 PARTICIPANTS IN THE EVALUATION SAMPLE BY COMPARING THEM TO 150 NONPARTICIPANTS ON SUCH MATTERS AS SIZE OF HERD AND FARM RECEIPTS. PART 2 IS THE AGRICULTURAL AND HOME DEMONSTRATION AGENTS' DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM AS REPORTED ON QUESTIONNAIRES. PART 3 EXAMINES THE PROGRAM THROUGH THE EYES OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFS. A CASE STUDY REVEALS THE AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE OF 25 PARTICIPATING FAMILIES TO 58 DIFFERENT TOPICS IN THE PROGRAM, SUCH AS ANALYSIS OF FARM EXPENDITURE AND AGRONOMY. A STUDY OF A THREE-TOWNSHIP AREA OPENS TO QUESTION THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AUTOMATICALLY FUNCTIONS AS AN INFORMATION DIFFUSION CHANNEL. A COST-BENEFIT STUDY USING THE AGENTS'S TIME INPUT AS MAJOR COSTS AND THE FARM OPERATORS' CHANGES IN LABOR INCOMES AS BENEFITS, INDICATES THAT THE AVERAGE INCOME ADVANTAGE OF 87 PARTICIPANTS IN 1959 EXCEEDED THE COST OF THE PROGRAM. (TABLES PROVIDE STATISTICAL DATA.) (RT)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture at Cornell Univ.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Home Economics at Cornell Univ.
Identifiers: New York