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Using a participatory approach to refining and prioritising recommendations for future extension delivery in the Tasmanian dairy industry

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Hall, A and Turner, L and Kilpatrick, S, Using a participatory approach to refining and prioritising recommendations for future extension delivery in the Tasmanian dairy industry, Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 14, (2) pp. 43-52. ISSN 2204-8758 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Supporting dairy farmers to develop pasture management knowledge and skills through implementation of best practice recommendations has been a priority for research, development and extension in the Tasmanian dairy industry. Many farmers have not engaged with extension, and/or have not implemented recommended pasture management practices. The purpose of this study was to refine and prioritise recommendations for future extension and pasture management activities from a survey of 162 Tasmanian dairy farmers that identified current practices and extension engagement, and in-depth, qualitative interviews with 30 of these farmers that explored factors influencing adoption and engagement behaviours. Preliminary recommendations for developing future extension activities were drafted from these studies. A modified Delphi technique and survey invited these 30 farmers to prioritise the recommendations. Highest priority recommendations include: introducing different levels of pasture management training relative to experience; identifying and targeting farmers motivating values; and their requirement for ongoing, on-farm support to apply pasture management information and principles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adoption, engagement, extension, pasture management, recommendations
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Objective Field:Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hall, A (Miss Alison Hall)
UTAS Author:Turner, L (Dr Lydia Turner)
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, S (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
ID Code:131725
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2019-04-02
Last Modified:2019-05-23
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