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 how information from Extension Agents was being disseminated to dairy producers in Pennsylvania in areas of program advertisement and teaching methods. It also sought to determine if Extension Agents are reaching special populations of producers (e.g. Amish, Hispanic, disabled) in their areas. A descriptive research design was used to collect the data for this study. The target population was all dairy producers in Pennsylvania and the Extension Agents that serve these producers. The study found that Extension Agents and dairy producers agree on advertisement methods but disagree on teaching methods. Furthermore, the types of programs offered by Extension Agents differ from the types desired by dairy producers. Extension Agents report they are adjusting programs to accommodate Amish producers, but not necessarily Hispanic or disabled producers.
Nelson, Carrie B., "Evaluation of information transfer between Extension Agents and dairy producers in Pennsylvania" (2008). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2637.