Abstract: The purpose of this research is to study the dynamics of self-supporting oil palm farmer groups includes the goals of group, the group structure, function assignment, construction and group development, the unity of group, group condition, the effectiveness of group, group pressure, and covert intention. This research conducted in Panca Mukti Village and Pasir Putih Village Bagan Sinembah District Rokan Hilir Regency from March until December 2015. The research method used surveymethod. Determination of respondents by purposive sampling with consideration that the farmerswerethe farmer groupsmember.The number of samples as much as 52 members of the farmer groups. Data analysed by using the Scale Likert's summated Rating (SLR) method.The results showed that dynamics of farmer groups inBagan Sinembah Districtincluded in "High" category, its means that farmer groups can improve cooperation among members to achieve the goal of group and became a dynamic group. This can be seen from the goal of group sub-variables included in "Very High" category, while the group structure,function assignment, the unity of group, and the effectiveness of group indcluded "High" category, but the construction and group development and group condition still categorized in "Medium",but group pressure group and covert intention categorized in "Very Low". This matter represent positive resultat farmer groups in Bagan Sinembah District. Farmer groups expected to more improve the construction and development, either from group and also from agricultural extension agents.
Penulis: Putra Halomoan Sinaga, Rosnita ', Roza Yulida
Kode Jurnal: jppertaniandd160221