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Research to practice - a case study in relationship building for successful extension


Fleming, A and Wilson, S and Measham, P, Research to practice - a case study in relationship building for successful extension, Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 10, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1833-203X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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This paper argues for more explicit reference to relationship building as the foundation for successful extension. We tell the story of one scientist's ongoing journal with extension. Retrospective reflections of scientific endeavour in the cherry industry and efforts to work with, learn from and communicate result to growers demonstrated the fundamental need for relationship building in order to achieve successful extension. Relationships take time and investments in agriculture need to properly acknowledge and support longer-term project timeframes and careers if the vital collaboration between scientists and growers is to continue to build Australia's agricultural industries.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:relationships, extension, participation, funding, narrative, reflection
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agriculture, land and farm management not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Measham, P (Dr Penny Measham)
ID Code:97773
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2015-01-13
Last Modified:2018-03-21

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