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ERIC Number: ED035830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 88
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Oklahoma's County Commissioners' Attitudes Toward the Use of Area Specialized Agricultural Extension Agents.
Campbell, Charles Eugene
Using a mailed questionnaire, this study surveyed the attitudes of county commissioners in Oklahoma toward the proposed use of specialized agricultural extension agents assigned to a multicounty area, and toward allocation of county tax funds for this purpose. Selected personal data were also obtained. Respondents (out of a sample of 178) were 71 commissioners in the "area" group (where area specialists had been working about a year) and 72 in the "non-area" group. There was strong agreement that an extension office should be maintained in each county and that area agents should not concentrate their living quarters in one county of an area. A slight majority favored having area specialists, considered that a six to eight county area could be satisfactorily served by one area agent, and felt that recipients of specialists' help should pay a fee. Two-thirds felt that specialists should be provided in addition to existing agents, but only 29.4% were willing to allocate county funds. Little difference in attitudes was evident between "area" and "non-area" commissioners. (author/ly)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Oklahoma
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