Effective farmer extension programs are needed for industry to capture the benefits of agricultural research. We describe three case studies adopting different delivery approaches to extension. Each case study was developed using key principles of adult learning, particularly the principle of learner-centred approaches where farmers are part of the design and development of workshops, tools and resources. The case studies are discussed in relation to the needs of the adult learner, including the need to know, self-concept, prior experience, readiness to learn, learning orientation and motivation to learn.
Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 74, Napier, 179-183, 2014
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