Farmer perceptions of extension program delivery methods and an analysis of the
relationships of method and farmer characteristics to evaluation scores are presented.
scores tend to increase with written, interactive and variable-scheduled methods
and methods where
users determine the agenda. Evaluations tend to be lower for high user cost and “high-tech”
methods. Substantial similarity of results exists across groups of farmers differing
by age, education
levels, farm size and farm type. There are differences, however, in absolute valuation
method characteristics across the groups.