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Extension Adoption Program

The GRDC Extension, Adoption, Training and Support project is open for expressions of interest until October 30th. This project builds the skills of experienced advisers and researchers in adoption, extension, evaluation and communication processes. It aims to reduce the time frame from from research to farmer practice change.

In it’s third year 8 advisers will be selected to participate in the program which includes

  • A three day workshop in Canberra where participants develop a comprehensive understanding of GRDC and build skills and knowledge in personality types, adoption, evaluation and extension theory and frameworks.
  • A three day field tour providing exposure to new technology and research as well as an opportunity to apply the theory discussed in Canberra.
  • Webinars to further develop skills and discuss learning and outcomes.
  • Mentoring and coaching with the project team

Participants will develop an action plan and apply their learnings in the field as well as mentoring a younger member of the industry. An ongoing network will provide the opportunity to continue sharing skills and knowledge amongst the group post training.

Applications are open for the 2013 group, expressions of interest close on the 30th October. To download the EOI form

http://www.agconsulting.com.au/innovation/current-projects/GRDC-Extension-Adoption-Training-and-Support-Program-July-1-2011/

Or watch the You-Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFunkEFvucM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Comments on: "Extension Adoption Program" (2)

  1. Shane Oster said:

    I have just completed the course and have found it to be a fantastic learning experience. To much attention is paid to the technical side of ag without equipping the industry (us) with the right skills to get the message across effectively. Would highly recommend applying

  2. Cathy Paterson said:

    Well said Shane!! I also completed this course and in addition to the above you get the opportunity to expand your network of contacts to areas beyond your own backyard.

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