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A study examined the impact of agricultural education and training on farm business practice and the influence of training on changes to farming practice in Australia. Data were from an additional set of questions on the Australian Bureau of Statistics' 1993-94 Agricultural Financial Survey and an interview survey of 65 Tasmanian farmers. Findings indicated that farm businesses that had no one in the management team with education to year 10 level were least likely to make a change to their practice; 68 percent of farm businesses that participated in training in the past year and 39 percent of non-training farm businesses had made a change to practice in the past 3 years; farm businesses with a low level of education were over-represented in the group that identified no training events as worth attending; 31 percent of farm businesses in the lowest education category and less than 10 percent of farm businesses with higher education attended no training events and planned no training in the next 3 years; farm businesses that trained and made changes to practice had a higher average gross operating surplus; prompts for change were (in descending order of importance) other farmers, training events, family, and staff; and almost two-thirds of Tasmanian participants in three survey classes made at least one change to practice as a result of attending a course. (Contains 41 references.) (YLB)

Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Background, Farm Management, Foreign Countries, Information Utilization, Organizational Change, Outcomes of Education, Regional Characteristics, Transfer of Training

Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, P.O. Box 1214, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia, Tel: 03 6324 3142, Fax: 03 6324 3040, E-mail: Lamanda.Harris[at], Web site: ($3 Australian).

Autor: Kilpatrick, Sue


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