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Department of agricultural extension, Shoushtar branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran.

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The purpose of this research was analysis of the factors affecting the improvement of the cooperatives agricultural education in the Lorestan province, Iran. The population of study consisted of 832 members of agricultural cooperative in Lorestan province, Iran in which 260 people were selected as a sample size, using Krejcie and Morgan table. The results indicate that more than 66.92 percent of the agricultural cooperative members had Diploma and lower level education, while only 4.23 percent of them educated in MSc levels. In order to assess the factors improving the cooperatives agricultural education in the Lorestan province, 22 statements were designed and asked from members to show their opinions. Based on the results the statement “The revision of the content presented, based on members " is allocated as first priority. In order to classify the factors improving the cooperatives agricultural education in the Lorestan province, factor analysis was used. Based on the results, 5 factors explained 72.56 percent of total variance of improving the cooperatives agricultural education in the Lorestan province. These 5 factors were named after loading variables as: facilitating access to resources, entrepreneurship development and success, the development of educational activities targeted, empowering learners, and the development of educational activities for managers.

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