Agriculture and Food Systems - Theses

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    Some effects of fees for service on agricultural extension
    Thompson, Robin Phillip ( 1985)
    Agricultural extension involves catalysing the interchange of ideas and information between farmers and other sources. Australian farmers have traditionally had the opportunity to obtain information and various advisory services without incurring direct cost. Economic pressures, changing government philosophies and changing consumer demands suggest such services cannot continue indefinitely without attracting user charges. This study reports the results of a survey of one hundred and eighteen Tasmanian farmers who are operating with a fee charging extension service. (For complete abstract open document)