ERIC Number: ED021161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Sep
Reference Count: 0
In-Service Training of Agricultural Agents in New York State: 1963; Extension Study Number 6.
Alexander, Frank D.; Harshaw, Jean
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the nature and amount of inservice training which the 168 agricultural agents in New York State received during 1963. Emphasis was on refresher and other training. The greatest number of days of training offered agents was in November followed closely by March and February, in all, a total of 36% of the total days offered. In 1963 for the first time the Early Training School at Cornell for new assistant agents had three groups--third year, second year, and first year. Training was given entirely in July and constituted 30% of the total inservice training offered that year (45 man days). Two Induction Schools at Cornell for new assistant agents were held, one in April and the other in October and November, with 19 man days devoted to the two schools. Over twice as many days of technical compared to methodological subject-matter were offered, with farm management ranking first. The average number of days of training was 12.8, the mean attendance for the meetings being 16.5. Of the estimate total man days of work input for the agents, 5.6% was spent in refresher and other training. No attempt was made to evaluate the program. (eb)
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Education Level: N/A
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