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Does Extension Work? Impacts Of A Program To Assist Limited-Resource Farmers In Virginia

  • Akobundu, Eberechukwu
  • Alwang, Jeffrey Roger
  • Essel, Albert E.
  • Norton, George W.
  • Tegene, Abebayehu

Qualitative evidence suggests that 1890 institutions play a significant role in delivering extension information to limited-resource, particularly minority, farmers. However, there is little empirical evidence of economic impacts of public investments in 1890 extension programs. This paper quantifies the economic impacts of the 2501 extension program for limited resource farmers in Virginia.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada with number 22091.

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