ERIC Number: ED092728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Influence of Selected Factors on Numbers of Office Visits and Telephone Calls Made to the Wilson County Extension Office, Lebanon, Tennessee.
Arnett, Melvin H.; And Others
The study, undertaken to help a county Extension program meet more efficiently the needs of its clientele, identifies selected personal, family, and farm characteristics of 203 adult males who made office visits and telephone calls to the Extension office during a 3-year period, seeking information on production or marketing of farm products and/or the conservation and use of natural resources or resource development. The findings, presented in full, indicate that adults who frequently sought agricultural information through visiting and/or calling the Extension office were also highly involved in other phases of the Extension program and in other farm related agencies and organizations, and seemed to have characteristics related to innovativeness in the adoption of new farm technology. To reach a larger clientele, the researchers recommend: (1) informing those who frequently contact the Extension office of the latest and best farm technology and of the needs, problems, and opportunities of all farm people, for diffusion of this information to other farmers; (2) increasing use of communications media; and (3) initiating personal contacts through farm visits. (Statistical data is appended.) (AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee