Keywords : extension
Perception Of Rice Farmers Towards The Role Of Agricultural Extension Worker In Changing Behaviors To Follow Up Extension Activities , In Magelang District , Central Java, Indonesia
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4987-4999
Agricultural extension is generally understood as an activity to disseminate agricultural information and guide farming. The role of extension worker as agents of reform is very important for community empowerment activities, especially for farmers, either individually or who are members of farmer groups / Gapoktan. The roles of extension workers include being a facilitator, motivator, mediator, educator and as a supporter of farming activities . This research aims to analyze the effect of rice farmers' perceptions on the role of agricultural extension agents and their impact on the attitudes, feelings and behavior of rice farmers. in following up on the results of counseling . The research method used a quantitative method approach with the number of respondents 218 rice farmers who were taken by simple random sampling analyzed using SEM at α = 0.05. The results showed that perceptions did not have a significant direct effect on farmer behavior in following up extension activities. However, perception has a significant effect on attitudes that have an influence on behavior. In addition, perception also affects feelings, but feelings do not show a significant effect on behavior. P Felling trees trimming logs rice has a pretty good perception of the role of agricultural extension as a facilitator, educator, mediato r and motivator .
To enhance the role of agricultural extension worker, the extension must master the material and their counseling practice, so there should be training or training in accordance with the needs of extension. Prior to the training, it is necessary to conduct research on what extension agents have not mastered.