Agricultural operations are not taking advantage of the Information Technology (IT) tools that exist today. As the agricultural industry continues to evolve, IT utilization is critical to the continued competitiveness/survival of individual operations. A progression path for IT adoption is defined that takes into account IT tools utilized along with impacts to operational processes. This path can be used as a tool to ease farmers into the IT world without introducing excessive change all at once. Application of this path in Extension educational programs could increase IT adoption and retention in agricultural operations.
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Thomas, D. C., & Callahan, D. W. (2002). Information Technology Adoption in Agricultural Operations: A Progression Path. The Journal of Extension, 40(6), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss6/14