ERIC Number: ED197918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Southern Small Farm Management Workshop (Nashville, Tennessee, October 25-27, 1978). Bulletin Y-146.
Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL.
The purpose of the workshop was to evaluate efforts by the Cooperative Extension Service to provide educational services to the small farmer (one who markets less than $20,000 worth of products a year), to exchange ideas on small farm management, and to recommend program directions for the future. Experts in various farm management areas participated; the program included the following talks and panel discussions: Background, Effort, and Problems Related to Extension's Program for Small Farmers; Small Farm Programs in the Southern United States; Serving Farmers Through General Ongoing Extension Programs in Kentucky, Alabama, and Louisiana; How Small Farmers Get Information and Make Decisions; Information and Help Available at the Southern Rural Development Center; Needs and Aspirations of People on Small Farms; How to Determine Goals, Values, and Aspirations of Small Farm Families; Training Paraprofessionals in North Carolina; Training Small Farm Family Educational Assistants; Economically Oriented Tools or Concepts That Can Be Used With Limited Resource Farmers; The Role of Paraprofessionals Working With Limited Resource Farmers; Small Farm Marketing Problems; Marketing Feeder Pigs and Feeder Calves by Limited Resource Farmers; Direct Marketing of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables; and Ideas for Development Programs with Small Farmers. (AN)
Descriptors: Adult Farmer Education, Animals, Aspiration, Decision Making, Extension Education, Farm Management, Farmers, Job Training, Marketing, Needs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, Rural Extension, Workshops
Ovid Bay, SEA-Extension, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Valley Authority, Muscle Shoals, AL.