ERIC Number: EJ1136445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Agricultural Leadership Development: From Networking to Application
Kaufman, Eric K.; Carter, Hannah S.
Journal of Leadership Education, v4 n2 p66-75 Win 2005
Agricultural leadership programs have been widely supported by both the public and private sector and have been praised for the "networking" they provide. However, is there any community benefit? Could these programs be doing more? This paper provides some insight into these issues by looking at contributions of the related research. First, a connection is made between social capital theory and the value of networking. Then, agricultural leadership programs are discussed in terms of benefits they provide to participants and the communities that they serve. Finally, an application component is proposed for use in agricultural leadership programs as a way of improving the effectiveness for the communities that support them.
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Social Capital, Social Theories, Networks, Role, Community Leaders, Program Development, Educational Benefits
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Arizona