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Purpose. The primary purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions of Nebraska vocational agriculture instructors with regard to the Cooperatives--Serving Our Community instructional unit. Method. A mailed questionnaire procedure was used to obtain information from 108 of the possible 127 Nebraska vocational agriculture instructors. A total of 78 observations were valid. The dependent variables were instructors' perceptions of instructional unit quality, value, and in-service training. Independent variables included Nebraska Vocational Agriculture Association districts, years of experience as a vocational agriculture instructor, total number of students enrolled in local vocational agriculture programs, instructional unit use-rate and participation mode at District In-service Workshops. The Multivariate and Univarate Tests of Significance were used to determine which variable(s) exhibited significance. The Tukey-HSD procedure was used when necessary to determine whether the subgroups means differed significantly from one another.