ntroduction to Extension
The word µExtension¶ is derived from the Latin roots µex¶ meaning µout¶ and µtension¶ µstretching¶. Extension is that type of education which stretched out to people in the rural areas far and near, beyond the limits of the educational institutions which the formal type of education is usually confined.
Extension is an education system, and its aim is to bring in desirablechanges in human behaviour.
Education should be conceived as life-long process of learning.
Extension methods are used to educate rural people outside regularly organised schools & class rooms brining out social & cultural development.
Extension means to extend & to spread useful information & ideas to rural people.
The National Commission of Agriculture (1976) refers to extension as an in-formal out-of-school education and services for the members of the farm,family & others directly or indirectly engaged in farm production,management, conservation and marketing.