This publication is a step-by-step guide to a workshop on Information Management for Your Farm. It provides background on the need for this workshop and on its conceptual foundations. It suggests and leads facilitators through pre-and post-workshop activities as well as the actual workshop curriculum.
This guide is designed for use by the community of farm advisors. This includes extension specialists, agents and educators, farm management consultants, community college instructors, information system developers and consultants, and other agriculture professionals who may advise farmers on information management
Information Management for Your Farm workshop materials were developed through the NC-191 project, north central regional re-
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search on farm information systems. These materials are designed to help farm managers improve their information systems. Workshop participant evaluations to date suggest that the workshop provides a useful structure for evaluating and improving farm information systems. Results from the workshop can also provide data on farm information needs, which is important for future developments in farm information systems.
Workshop facilitators are encouraged to provide feedback on thes~ materials, as well as their experiences in conducting Information Management for Your Farm workshops. Send your comments to: Robert P. King, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 1994 Buford Avenue, 130 Classroom Office Building, St. Paul MN 55108-6040.
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Information Management for Your Farm.
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