Some of the new documents.
Here are samples of recently published documents being added this month to the collection of literature about agricultural communications:
Adoption rates for selected crop management practices: implications for precision farming Rates of return to public investment in agricultural research and education Rural data, people, and policy: information systems for the 21st century (book review) Consumption risk, farm characteristics, and soil conservation adoption among low-income farmers in the Philippines Determinants of co-operative patronage in Alberta (Canada) The bST debate: the relationship between awareness and acceptance of technological advances The role of husbands and wives in farm technology choice Potential effects of information technologies on the economic performance of agricultural and food markets
Please notify us by e-note (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to arrange to see these documents and do not have access to them locally.
As a part-time student assistant. A junior in agricultural communications here at the University of Illinois, Laura comes from North Henderson, Illinois. She is pursuing the advertising option of her curriculum and, after graduation, is interested in writing copy and carrying out other marketing communications activities with an agricultural business.
“I hope to learn more about the agricultural communications field through the journals and items we collect for the Center,” Laura explains. “I also hope to keep up to date on what is going on in the field.”
“They’re respectful and hard-working.
They’re pulled in a million directions,” said Pamela Karg, president of the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA), when she reported recently to fellow members about her interactions with students in the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) organization.
“They thirst for any little kernels of knowledge we possess. ACT members consider CCA a ‘parent organization.’ I think that makes each of us responsible for helping raise the child to become a well-rounded, thoughtful, trusted, inquisitive, honest and professional adult.”
President Karg (email@example.com) encouraged CCA members to work with and help these college students. As she put it: “One generation to the next. Each one learning from and teaching the other. That’s what makes viable cooperatives – and communicators.”
Here are the approaching meetings of several professional agricultural communicator organizations:
April 30 Lunch Conference, Rural Media Association of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia. Contact: Bruce Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org May 3-6 North Central Regional Meeting, Agricultural Communicators in Education, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Contact: TennysoL@ur.sdstate.edu June 6-9 Annual Institute, Cooperative Communicators Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact: Raymond Crouch or Stephanie Smith at 817-548-5206 June 14-17 National Extension Technology Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Dave Klostermann at email@example.com
A young daughter was exploring with her father the subject of private enterprise.
“Tell me, Dad.” she said. “Does owning your own farm make you more independent?”
“It sure does. I get to work any time I want to before 7 in the morning and leave whenever I feel like it any time after 10 at night.”
Please let us know if we can help you find information and/or if you can suggest documents that we might add to this collection.