عنوان مقاله [English]
This study aimed at determining the characteristics of farmer-oriented extension trainings in agricultural extension system of Iran . It was an applied research conducted in a survey method. The statistical population consisted of all 810 specialists of Agricultural Extension and Education who were working in the Cooperation Management of Extension in the Organizations of Jihad for Agriculture in all provinces of Iran (N=810). Using a stratified random sampling, 189 persons were selected as the sample. The data were collected through a questionnaire, the validity of which was confirmed by a panel of extension and education experts. The study results indicated that among the studied characteristics, the suitable interactions were in the highest priority in current situation, while for creating a desirable situation, comprehensiveness of policy should be paid more attention. The results of paired t- test showed that there were significant differences between current and desirable situations of all six components.