An Evaluation of Cost of Production Information Usage by County Agents
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics
County agents receive cost of production information primarily from state extension services and then disseminate it to agricultural producers. A survey gathered data on agent usage of this information. A Poisson regression analysis using count data was performed to determine the factors influencing the number of times county agents directly referred to published cost of production (enterprise budget) information in a year. The agent's understanding of budget information use in management decisions, the availability of budgets, and his/her receiving the budgets in multiple forms (e.g., sheets, booklets, or software) had significant positive impacts on the use of budgets by the agent.
Bailey, DeeVon, Doug W. Eck, and Terry F. Glover. An Evaluation of Cost of Production Information Usage by County Agents. Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics 23(December 1991):49-57.