ERIC Number: ED027504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Comparison of the Attitudes of the Michigan Cooperative Extension Staff Toward Marketing, Agricultural Policy, and Farm Organization.
Hadley, Herbert Harlan
Comparisons were made of commercial farmers' and Extension agents' views of the general farm situation; the effects of government price supports on farm prices; the existing market structure and acceptable ways of bargaining for increased farm product prices; and views of the general farm organizations and how they should be organized and run. Findings were based on the mail response of 140 Michigan Extension staff members and a sample of 331 Michigan farmers. The Extension staff and farmers felt that Michigan farm income was too low and that government price supports were not effective in increasing it. Farmers believed that the marketing system needed to be changed and favored collective, voluntary action rather than reliance on government for changes in the system; but they were reluctant to impose restricting controls, either by government or collectively, upon their freedom for individual action. Expressed was the need for a new type of education for young farm leaders and for institutions to undertake new leadership in changing communities. (Test instruments are included.) (author/nl)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agricultural Production, Attitudes, Collective Bargaining, Doctoral Dissertations, Economics, Educational Needs, Extension Agents, Farmers, Federal Aid, Income, Marketing, Organizations (Groups), Part Time Farmers, Political Power, Rural Youth, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.