Campus Units

Sociology, Iowa Water Center

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

12-2017

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

55

Issue

6

First Page

6FEA5

Abstract

Agriculture's negative effect on water quality has become increasingly well documented. Farmers have a range of conservation practices available, yet rate of adoption is not optimal. Extension and other agricultural stakeholders play a key role in promotion of conservation practice adoption. We used survey data to examine relationships between farmers' integration in agricultural social networks and diversity of conservation practices used. Farmers who were more engaged in agricultural organizations and social networks tended to report greater diversity in nutrient best management practices. Conversely, less "connected" farmers reported less management practice diversity. Opportunities for Extension to engage with both groups exist.

Comments

This article is published as Bates, Hanna, and J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. "Understanding Predictors of Nutrient Management Practice Diversity in Midwestern Agriculture." Journal of Extension 55, no. 6 (2017): 6FEA5. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Extension Journal, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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