"How to Discuover Money-Saving Opportunities: A Farmer's Guide
to On-Farm Research was published by the Rodale Institute in 1990.
Contact Anne Schauer at RIRC, 611 Siegfriedale Road, Kutztown, PA 19530, or
Other groups that are promoting on-farm reseach include the
Practical Farmers of Iowa. Rick Exner, coordinator, can be reached
at Room 2401 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011
or 515/294-1923. You might be able to obtain a more complete list
from ATTRA, 1/800-346-9140. Ask if they still have copies of
"Farmer Participation in Research for Sustainable Agriculture", a
publication from a conference held in Fayetteville October 9, 1989.
Janet Bachmann, Rodale Institute Mid-South Farmers Network
Rt. 8, Box 406
Fayetteville, AR 72701
> Hello netters!
> I am looking for information on programs that train
> farmers/extensionists to do their own on site agricultural
> "The extension teacher serves people by teaching them how
> to help themselves, in doing so he [sic] teaches people, not
> subject matter. He teaches people how to think, not what to
> think. ...to help people identify their problems and needs, to
> guide them in finding their own solutions and where and
> when necessary to assit and support through material and
> technical assistance their efforts to achieve their
> objectives. Only when people learn to be self reliant and to
> deal effectively with their own problems has the process of
> self-sustaining begun."
> -Alan Rogers, 1993. Adult Education and Agricultural
> Extension: Some Comparisons.
> Isn't anyone out there training people how to design, collect,
> analyze, and evaluate projects of their own making?
> Let me know who you are, and what your about!
> -Jessica Laub
> Rodale Institute
> 611 Siegfriedale Rd.
> Kutztown, PA 19530
> e-mail: Jessica_Laub.firstname.lastname@example.org