PERANAN PENYULUH PERTANIAN LAPANGAN (PPL) SEBAGAI KOMUNIKATOR PEMBANGUNAN TERHADAP KELOMPOK TANI
This study aims to look at how the role of field agricultural instructor as a development
communicator to farmer groups in Desa Merdeka, Kecamatan Simpang Empat, Kabupaten
Tanah Karo. Samples were taken from six farmer groups with non-probability sampling
technique by purposive sampling and involve 60 respondents. Data were obtained from a
questionnaire consisting of 21 questions, plus data from some interviews result. Analysis of
data using a single table analysis techniques. research shows that the education activities can
increase farmer knowledge and further could boost agricultural production, become welfare
farmers. In house training and field extension visits need to be improved because the visit
frequency is very low. The counseling methods applied usually lectures, props and practice.
Local languages often used in the process of counseling.