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DISTANCE EXTENSION METHOD FOR COMMERCIAL FARMING
Ojha SN and Tewari R
Aspirants of commercial farming are scattered through out the country but the experts are located in a few institutes. In order to establish a link between the two an attempt has been made to develop aconcept based on the experiences in agriculture, animal sciences, fisheries and home science. Broadly speaking this model has three tiers, namely, Extension Intervention, Behavioral Progress and Physical Progress. Extension Intervention influences through its components, like, Awareness Enrichment, Extensive Information Enrichment, Intensive Information Enrichment, Wisdom Enrichment and Service Enrichment. Behavioral Progress, then takes place through components, like, Cognitive and skill abilites, Cognitive and skill development and Commitment. Lastly, the Physical Progress takes place through the components, like, Entreprenureneral Environment, Family Commitment, Support services and Entrepreneurial characteristics of the individual. All these further lead to Project Formulation, Project Implementation and Project Management.