ERIC Number: ED052448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Results of a Training Program for Cole Crop Growers.
An agricultural training program was implemented with the following objectives: (1) to develop a program suited to the needs of cole crop growers, (2) to promote awareness of the need for training programs of this nature. The target population was comprised of 19 low-income cole farmers. A comparative group with characteristics similar to the experimental group was composed of 18 cole crop growers who did not participate in the program. This program was an experimental agricultural training course, consisting of 10 two-hour lectures presented two evenings a week. It was designed to cover the complete production process involved in the growing of cole crops for processing. The general approach used by the instructor was as follows: (1) Terms familiar to those in attendance were used in preference to technical terms; (2) Ideas or concepts that were deemed new to the growers were expressed in more than one way; (3) The farmers were given the opportunity to ask questions and suggest topics. The training program produced positive results in terms of a better quality product and utilization of more efficient production methods. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Prince Edward Island NewStart, Inc., Montague.