As Greece enters the European Union Market, the agricultural industry must offer quality products to other countries if they are to expand the demand for their products. Extension agents have a role in helping farmers to produce and market quality products, but other demands on their time decrease the effectiveness of their work. This study surveyed a sample of extension agents to determine their perceptions of effectiveness and problems encountered. Findings indicated that formal educational training is lacking and non-work related assignments hinder their work. Recommendations focused upon offering a formal professional education program and in-service education program, and agents utilizing those extension methods they find effective.
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