Seeking your point of view regarding your extension practice.
Dr James Turner, who is an APEN member, is doing research on extension and would greatly appreciate your input. A survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QuestionnaireAPEN and results will allow comparison with the views of practitioners from other countries, including Argentina, Brazil and South Africa.
Thank you to those who responded to the survey prior to New Years. We got a good number of responses from Australia, but fewer from New Zealand. We are keen for more responses from both countries and are hoping that the New Zealanders won’t let the Australian’s beat them in the number of respondents.
For those completing the survey there is a chance to go into a draw and you may win a $50 gift card!
The survey is part of an investigation that aims at studying extensionists’ and advisors’ opinions in different countries. The study is conducted by researchers from the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET, Argentina), and is supported by GFRAS (Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services). In Australasia and the Pacific region, it is conducted by researchers from AgResearch (NZ), and supported by the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN) and the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM). In our experience, participants complete the questionnaire in approximately 20 to 30 minutes.