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King, Robert N.; Rollins, Timothy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1995
An agricultural innovation (nitrogen testing) had been used by 127 of a sample of 220 farmers. Adoption of the technique was influenced by information and change agents' attitudes. Adopters were also motivated by cost savings. Both adopters and nonadopters either did not have or use soil sampling skills needed to perform the test correctly.…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Agriculture, Change Agents
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Gamon, Julia; And Others – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1994
Comparison of 143 farmers who attended sustainable agriculture conferences (76% response) with 143 controls (57% response) found no significant differences between the 2 groups, suggesting a need to change delivery methods for extension programming. Chemical dealers were the top source of information for both groups. (SK)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Adult Education, Delivery Systems, Extension Education