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A New Look at the Agricultural Community as Extension Clientele in the West

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  • Tranel, Jeffrey E.
  • Hewlett, John P.
  • Weigel, Randolph R.
  • Rahman, Tauhidur
  • Teegerstrom, Trent
  • Ehmke, Cole

Abstract

This report presents the preliminary results of a statistically valid 2006 survey of small agricultural producers (sales of less than $50,000) in three Western states (Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona). The West has undergone significant change, and the composition of farm managers has changed with it. This report provides information from farm operators in the rural West on their perceived threats as well as characteristics of themselves and their operations. Topics of interest were demographics, reasons for involvement in agriculture, income, resource management (crops and livestock), and preferences for information delivery. The project was supported by the Western Center for Risk Management Education.

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Paper provided by University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension Service in its series Publications with number 37721.

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Date of creation: Jun 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uwycep:37721

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Keywords: small farm; extension; West; Arizona; Colorado; Wyoming; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Labor and Human Capital; Land Economics/Use; Livestock Production/Industries; Teaching/Communication/Extension/Profession;

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  1. Fairweather, John R. & Keating, Norah C., 1994. "Goals and management styles of New Zealand farmers," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 181-200.
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  1. Tranel, Jeffrey E. & Rahman, Rahman & Hewlett, John P. & Weigel, Randolph R. & Teegerstrom, Trent & Ehmke, Cole, 2008. "Who Are Today’s Farmers and What are Their Educational Needs?," Western Economics Forum, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 7(01).

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