Document Type: Original Article
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran
Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Faculty of Agriculture, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran
The study was conducted to determine the effective factors in nutritional management knowledge and design a proper educational plan for broiler farmers in Garmsar Township. The used methodological approach was descriptive-correlation. Eighty-eight questionnaires were collected and analyzed of 98
broiler farmers active in Garmsar. The content and face validity of the questionnaires and reliability of analysis were respectively specified and calculated according to guide, and Cronbach Alpha coefficient was calculated α=0.86 for the whole using SPSS software. Results indicated that role of extension methods
in increasing the knowledge was very low to very high between the different methods. The correlation analysis indicated significant and positive relationships for farm capacity, income level, exhibitive educational methods and survey of modern farms with thefarmers’ knowledge. Results of multiple regression analysis as step by step indicated that two variables of exhibitive and survey educational methods explain significantly 56.2 percentages of the total variance. Therefore, theregression equation was: the plan = 0.664 (Exhibitive method) + 0.292 (Survey method). In conclusion, best educational plan is education of appropriate literatures with emphasis on the priorities via best methods especially exhibitive and survey methods.
- Beigi Bandar Abadi M, Hashemi SM, Rahimi Sureh S, (2004). Evaluating effect of different production factors in benefit of broiler farms in Qom location. Proc I Congress on Animal and Aquatic Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Tehran Univ., September 10-12. pp: 990-994.
- Chizari, AH. (2001). Economic survey of total factors in Savojbologh's broilr production units. Journal of Manufacturing and Research ,51, 22-27.
- Chizari, M., Linder, JH., & Zoghie, M. (1999). Perception of extension agents educational needs regarding sustainable agriculture in the Khorasan Province, Iran. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 6 (1), 13-21.
- Fell RF, (1999). Adult learning and action learning: A real workplace learning approach. Journal of agricultural Education and Extension 6 (2):73-82.
- Havenstein, GB., Ferket, PR.,& Qureshi, MA., (2003). Growth, livability, and feed conversion of 1957 versus 2001 broilers when fed representative 1957 and 2001 broiler diets. Poultry Science 82 (10), 1500-1508.
- Kazemzadeh Otufi, M., (2001). Considering of human effect on performance of broiler farmers in Esfahan Province. Unpublished Thesis. Agricultural Faculty. Esfahan Industrial University. Esfahan, Iran.
- King RN, Rollins TJ, (1999). An evaluation of assistance. Journal of Extension 73 (4): Available at: http://www/Joe.org/Joe/1999 august/rb2.html.
- Mehrnegar, S, & Hosseini Nia Gh, (2009). Recognizing and effective factors on educational needs of Poultry Corporation: case study in Razavi Korasan Province. Corporation Economic Journal, 208, 17-29.
- Niko Goftar Zarif, N. (2003). Survey of the Factors Related to Improve Rural Industries Productivity, Ministry of Agriculture: Case Study of Tehran Province, Unpublished Thesis, faculty of Management, Tehran University
- Palacios K, (2003). Developing a comprehensive needs assessment model for implemention continuing education. Available in: http://www.triz.com/archives/2003/07/e/05. Pdf.
- Pope, T., & Emmert JL. (2001). Phase-feeding supports maximum growth performance of broiler chicks from forty-three to seventy one days of age. Poultry Science, 80, 345-352.
- Robbert WM,, & Reneh HG. (2002). Need assessment surveys: do they predict attendance at continuing education workshops? Journal of Extension, 40 (4), 250-257. Retrieves 12 August 2002 from http://www.joe.org/joe/2002 august/a4. php.
- Shahvali M, Rahimi N, (2006). Assessing function of education on decreasing mortality and losses of broiler farms in Fars province: presentation of educational plan. Iran’s Agricultural Education-Extension Sciences, 2 (1), 25-38.
- Sheppard, A, (2004). The Structure and Economics of Broiler Production in England. Special Studied in Agriculture Economics, 59, Centre for Rural Research, University of Exeter. Exeter Publication. ISBN 1 870558 78 2
- Shirani, F., Abbasian, M., Mohammad Hossein, K., Karbaschi, A. (2007). Evaluation of Poultry Cooperatives’ Productivity in Sistan Balochestan: A Case Study. Agricultural Economic and Development, 15 (60), 87-102.
- Veale RJ, (2002). Lowa training and education needs assessment. Retrieved from http://www.state.ia.us/educte/ecese/is/hiraids/rd5/tenaelemol. Pdf.