Farmers' Perceptions and Information Sources: A Quantitative Analysis

Using the concept of negentropy and ordinary least squares, this article investigates the role of public and private information sources m forming growers' Yield perceptions Paid private consultants reduced the discrepancy between gamma-distributed actual and perceived Yield distributions, whereas farm advisor contacts tended to increase the discrepancy between actual and perceived Yield distnbutions for a group of 28 cotton growers m California's San Joaquin Valley Results were inconclusive for extension research personnel and other agricultural Scientists, chemical company meetings, grower meetings, farm publications, and educational level


Issue Date:
1984-01
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/149054
Published in:
Agricultural Economics Research, Volume 36, Number 1
Page range:
8-11
Total Pages:
4




 Record created 2017-04-01, last modified 2017-08-27

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)