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Central Florida Extension Agriculture Tour Participant Perception

Central Florida Extension Agriculture Tour Participant Perception

Regarding overall activities, 100 percent of participants feel satisfied with the programmatic agenda and experience they had on the agriculture tour, and the topics of what is Extension, Tropical Aquaculture Lab, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and Citrus Research and Education Center. Participants agree that the most useful of the training included an explanation about what is Extension and how it works to provide science-based information to the Floridians and solutions for life.

Jonael Bosques and Francisco Rivera explained to the participants how the university offers the research and how the extension agent provides the information to the community in diverse ways, including formal and informal education techniques. Agents explained what is a Land Grant University.
Interaction face to face with the researchers in the station provided confidence to the participants and brought more opportunities to ask specific questions about agriculture practices and tools for use in their country operation.

All the participants want to implement learned practices in the Trinidad and Tobago extension program, increase the collaboration with UF/IFAS, and adoption of practices they learned from the research centers. 43% of the participants want to strengthen the extension program, increase aquaculture production, and want to develop an aquaculture project in their country. All the participants had knowledge gain about UF/IFAS Extension and developing an Extension Program. Eighty-five percent gained knowledge in the research centers in Balm and Lake Alfred. Seventy-one percent of participants said they learned proficiency in aquaculture and developing an aquaculture project.