RUPENDER KUMAR*, R. S. HUDDA, P. S. SHERAWAT AND SAROJ KUMARI
Department of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : December 29, 2016; Accepted : March 10, 2017)
The present study was carried out in four districts of Haryana state i. e. Yamunanagar, Karnal, Hisar and Fatehabad, which were selected randomly. Radaur and Chhachroli, Indri and Nilokheri blocks were selected with villages Bakana, Kandroli and Bhagwanpur, Sherpur, Kalri, Kukhnai and Barhtal and Raipur from Yamunanagar and Karnal. Similarly, Hisar I and Hisar II, Bhattu and Fatehabad blocks were selected with villages Sathrod, Mirzapur and Balsamand, Budhak, Dhand and Bnawali, Daulatpur and Hizrawan from Hisar and Fatehbad. In total, 240 respondents viz., 60 farmers from each district, 30 farmers from each block and 15 farmers from each village were selected for the present study. Age, education, social participation, land holding, extension contact, mass media exposure, irrigation facilities, risk orientation, economic motivation and scientific orientation and risk orientation were the personal profiles of farmers. It was found that majority of the farmers adopted livestock followed by agro-forestry, forestry, horticulture, poultry, bee keeping and mushroom farming.
Key words :Personal variables, usages pattern, information and communication technologies, farming system