ERIC Number: ED206439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul-21
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report of the Family Farm Program: 1980-1981. First Year Report.
LaBelle, Thomas J.; Goncalves, Jose da Silva
Designed to identify the strengths, weaknesses, and effects of California's Family Farm Program, an umbrella structure composed of four distinct but interrelated organizations (the Family Farm Council, the Central Information Service located at the University of California-Davis, Hartnell College Family Farm Resource Center at Salinas, and Kings River College Family Farm Resource Center at Reedley), this first-year report for 1980-1981 covers activities and events of the different organizations which make up the overall program. Part I of the evaluation provides an overview of the Family Farm Program structure and components, and the methodology and sources of data gathered for the report. Part II deals with the background, goals, and functions of the Family Farm Council. Part III discusses the Central Information Service. Parts IV and V are in-depth reports and assessments of activities at the two Family Farm Resource Centers at Kings River College and Hartnell College, respectively. Part IV presents a general summary for each program component and concludes that although it is necessary to continue to question the efficacy of the Family Farm Program, it should be recognized that the program is experimental. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, College Role, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Extension Education, Farmers, Information Dissemination, Material Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Resource Centers, Rural Areas, Rural Extension, Rural Farm Residents, Spanish Speaking, Technical Assistance, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Juarez and Associates, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California; Family Farm Program (California)