ERIC Number: EJ1085454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Perspectives of Extension Agents and Farmers toward Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States Corn Belt
Doudna, John W.; O'Neal, Matthew E.; Tyndall, John C.; Helmers, Matthew J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6RIB5 Dec 2015
We surveyed the perspectives of farmers, crop professionals, and Extension agents and found that they have positive perspectives concerning multifunctional agriculture, including a positive effect of a nearby prairie to cropland productivity. The survey was conducted in central Iowa and included individuals predominantly from Iowa involved in commodity research and production. Our results are preliminary and provide a baseline for further research into the perspectives of change agents in the U.S. Corn Belt. They also provide insight into similarities among key links in the diffusion of innovation chain.
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Engineering, Community Surveys, Change Agents, Likert Scales, Federal Aid, Conservation (Environment), Self Efficacy, Agriculture, Community Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa