International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A
Profile of dairy farm women with their training needs
RU Bangar, SK Mahajan, MV Mahajan, Lad AS and Kadam RP
The present study was conducted in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state during the year 2021-22 with the objective to study “Training needs of dairy farm women in dairy farming.” One districts namely Hingoli was selected randomly from Marathwada region. Four talukas from each selected district and three villages from each talukas were selected randomly for the study. From each selected village, ten farmers those having cows, buffaloes, goat and other dairy animals were selected randomly, in this way total 120 respondents were considered for the study. The detailed analysis of profile characteristics of farm women indicated that majority of the farm women were medium aged (63.34%), educated up to middle school level (33.43%), joint family type (72.50%), medium size family (76.67%), majority of married women (79.17%), medium herd size (67.50%), majority of occupation is agriculture and livestock (66.68%), medium dairying experience (76.67%), medium level of annual income i.e. Rs. 76,489 to Rs. 3,05,678 (78.34%), medium social participation (75.83%), medium extension contact (64.17%), medium mass media exposure (54.17%), medium economic motivation (61.00%).