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Extension Educators Collecting Industry-specific Stakeholder Input

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  • Bitsch, Vera
  • Ferris, Ted
  • Lee, Katherine L.
  • McFadden, Mike
  • Ross, Dean

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Extension educators have explored different methods for collecting stakeholder input, but a suitable methodology has not been agreed on. The Michigan State University Extension dairy team works with an advisory board and also collected formal stakeholder input through ten regional partner group surveys in 1997. In 2007, the team decided to seek another round of broad-based and inclusive stakeholder input. The research team decided to employ issue identification groups at different locations throughout the state and a mail survey. This paper reports on the procedure developed for this purpose and its results.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida with number 43249.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea08:43249

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Keywords: focus group discussion; formative evaluation; issue identification; issue prioritization; multi-disciplinary teams; nominal group technique; Agribusiness; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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  1. Bitsch, Vera & Kassa, Getachew Abate & Harsh, Stephen B. & Mugera, Amin W., 2006. "Human Resource Management Risks: Sources and Control Strategies Based on Dairy Farmer Focus Groups," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 38(01), April.
  2. Bitsch, Vera & Olynk, Nicole J., 2008. "Risk-Increasing and Risk-Reducing Practices in Human Resource Management: Focus Group Discussions with Livestock Managers," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 40(01), April.
  3. repec:jaa:jagape:v:36:y:2004:i:3:p:731-745 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. Bitsch, Vera & Harsh, Stephen B., 2004. "Labor Risk Attributes in the Green Industry: Business Owners' and Managers' Perspectives," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 36(03), December.
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