Perspectives of Extension Agents and Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States Corn Belt
We surveyed the perspectives of farmers, crop professionals, and Extension agents and found that they have positive perspectives concerning multifunctional agriculture, including a positive effect of a nearby prairie to cropland productivity. The survey was conducted in central Iowa and included individuals predominantly from Iowa involved in commodity research and production. Our results are preliminary and provide a baseline for further research into the perspectives of change agents in the U.S. Corn Belt. They also provide insight into similarities among key links in the diffusion of innovation chain.
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Doudna, J. W., O’Neal, M. E., Tyndall, J. C., & Helmers, M. J. (2015). Perspectives of Extension Agents and Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture in the United States Corn Belt. The Journal of Extension, 53(6), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss6/2