Perceptions of extension agents regarding programming and management practices of their managers in the Central Province of Iran were determined. Agents felt managers involved them in planning and implementing programs. However, agents reported that managers did not facilitate them with necessary resources so they could be able to inform farmers about programs and program objectives. Managers were perceived to have consideration for agents, but were less effective due to a lack of authority in personnel, budget, and fiscal matters. Study recommendations included greater involvement of farmers and managerial authority commensurate with responsibilities.


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