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Internet technology for on farm self directed learning in south Queensland

Starasts, A.M. (2001) Internet technology for on farm self directed learning in south Queensland. Science and Technology: Delivering Results for Agriculture? Proceedings of the 10th Agronomy Conference Hobart, Tasmania .



A series of qualitative semi-structured interviews with 17 south Queensland producers, 13 of whom had internet access found the most valued resource to participants in their learning about agronomic technology was their own experience and the experience of others. Internet connection has enabled access to global experiences that have assisted in adapting rural technology to Australian farming conditions. There appears to be significant potential to enhance farmer ‘distance’ learning about agronomic management through the inclusion of case study information, links and dialogue opportunities relevant to specific technology and farming systems. This paper outlines some of the information experiences of farmers in learning to manage science and rural technology.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education
Technology > Technology (General)
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