Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Agricultural & Extension Education
Deborah A. Boone.
The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and attitudes on meat goats and the meat goat industry in West Virginia by West Virginia Extension agents and high school agricultural teachers. A descriptive research design was selected for the study. A mailed questionnaire was sent to 51 Extension agents and 88 agriculture teachers who were the accessible population. Of the 139 agriculture educators 99 responded to the survey, for a response rate of 71.2%. A majority (67.1%) of Extension agents and high school agricultural teachers have noticed an increase in the meat goat industry in their areas and are aware of an interest in the meat goat industry within their communities. Very few (22.2%) of the agricultural educators, however, have received formal training in meat goat production or the meat goat industry. Over three fourths (79.8%) of the respondents have reported they would be willing to attend formal educational programs.
Kirk, Angela L., "Knowledge and attitudes of West Virginia Extension agents and high school agricultural educators with regard to meat goats and the meat goat industry" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2359.