Education Needs of Michigan Farmers
In 2008 MSU Extension evaluated their program to identify the major areas of educational need for Michigan farmers and agribusiness operators. Surveys were mailed to a stratified random sample from Michigan Agricultural Statistics Service records of dairy, livestock, swine, cash crops, fruit, vegetable, and nursery/greenhouse producers. Findings show that marketing of agricultural products and agrichemical use were continuing areas of educational need for Michigan farmers. Respondents also indicated need for more educational materials in the areas of farm management, production skills, environmental issues, sustainable agriculture, biotechnology, and small farm management.
Suvedi, M., Jeong, E., & Coombs, J. (2010). Education Needs of Michigan Farmers. The Journal of Extension, 48(3), Article 22. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss3/22