Study On Extension Method Affected To Improve Dairy Farmer Knowledge (Case Study in Cisarua, Bogor)
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The role extension in creating conditions conducive to growth and economic development in dairy cattle is largely acknowledged. However the importance of dairy cattle development for poverty reduction is much less well understood In fact the major problem is the scarcity of farmer knowledge, especially in management ability. This applies to improve farmer knowledge, particularly in management, by getting access to information effectively through booklet as a communication media. This study was focused on clarifying the capability of booklet as an extension media to improve dairy farmer knowledge, especially the content of the booklet as a source of information. Along the objectives, were examined the dairy farmer in Cisarua, and were chosen 40 dairy farmer at random in consideration of strata in terms of number owned dairy cattle. The study was designed by Two-group pre-test - post-test design, and conducted in 1996. The result of this study indicated that extension media were able to increase farmer knowledge, consisted of five aspects (breeding, animal feed, housing, management, and animal health). Booklet as an extension media has significantly influenced and affected the farmer knowledge, although their characteristics are divergence. Key words: Dairy extension media, Communication dairy innovation, and Farmer knowledge.