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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-06-09-2020-36
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Title : Impact of Agricultural Extension Performance on Corn Farmers Household Economy
by Mahludin H. Baruwadi, Fitri Hadi Yulia Akib, Mohamad Ikbal Bahua,
Abstract : Performance is the action or behavior of individual agricultural extension workers who are part of their actual work function in the extension organization. Good agricultural extension performance can be generated through the characteristics, competence, motivation, and self-reliance of the instructor in helping farmers to carry out farming. The research objective was to analyze the effect of the performance of agricultural extension on the household economy of corn farmers through variable characteristics, competence, motivation, and self-reliance of agricultural extension. The research was conducted in Gorontalo Province, from Februari to Mey 2020. This study was designed as an ex post facto study. The unit of analysis in this study was an agricultural extension agent with a population of 481 people. Based on the Slovin formula, the research sample was determined to be 118 agricultural extension workers. Sampling was done by proportional random sampling. The data obtained were analyzed following the Structural Equation Model (SEM) procedure. The results showed that the variable characteristics, competence, motivation, and self-reliance of extension workers had a significant effect on the performance of agricultural extension with a coefficient of determination (R2) = 74% which was significant at α = 0.05. While the coefficient of determination (R2) of the performance of agricultural extension on the household economy of corn farmers is 69%, which means that the contribution

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