ERIC Number: ED036770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Ontario Farmers' Use of Selected Technical Publications.
Bell, Ian C.; Blackburn, Donald J.
This study sought to determine the extent to which selected publications of the Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food were received by farmers in the Province on Ontario, Canada. Investigations were made of relationships between various social and demographic characteristics of respondents, and their receipt of these publications. A questionnaire was mailed to a randomly selected two per cent sample of Ontario farmers. Stratification by counties ensured farmer representation in each of the 54 counties comprising Ontario. A response rate of 46% yielded 894 completed questionnaires. One half of the respondents received none of three publications included in this study. A positive relationship was found between receipt of publications and the following characteristics of respondents: age, formal education, marital status, main source of income, size of farm, working status, commercial status, number of agricultural meetings attended, membership in organizations, childrens' membership in 4-H or Junior Farmer clubs, and district of residence in Ontario. (author/mf)
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Identifiers: Canada; Ontario
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 27-28, 1970