ERIC Number: ED042133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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A Study of Ordering Patterns of Extension Agents in Tennessee Counties for Selected Tennessee Agricultural Extension Publications with Agricultural Titles during the Two-Year Perios, July 1, 1965-June 30, 1967.
Francis, Jesse E.; And Others
With a view toward improving allocation of funds, this study analyzed the ordering of agricultural extension publications during 1965-67 by the 95 agricultural Extension staffs in Tennessee. Ten variables in ordering behavior, and four relating to programs, were considered. Data from 1,559 order forms were reported in numbers, percentages, averages, and county rank in terms of orders placed. Major findings included these: (1) high and low ordering counties tended to use the prescribed order form and have the county agricultural agent initiate orders, but failed to pool orders (except for low ordering staffs) to confine orders to an average of one every two months; (2) farm crops and fertilizers; fruits and vegetables; and insects, plant diseases, and pests account for almost 2/3 of all copies of agricultural extension publications ordered; (3) 3/5 of all copies were ordered by the 32 high ordering counties; (4) the county appropriation to county agricultural agents was the most accurate predictor of the total number of copies ordered for the state, while numbers of full time farm family equivalents were the best predictor for the 32 lowest ordering counties. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee