ERIC Number: EJ1124311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Extension Professionals' Perspectives on Supporting Feedstock Production for Biofuels: Concerns, Challenges, and Opportunities
Townsend, Patricia A.; Haider, Nora M.; Asah, Stanley T.; Zobrist, Kevin W.
Journal of Extension, v54 n6 Article 6RIB1 Dec 2016
The development of successful bioenergy programs will depend on informed and prepared Extension professionals who are willing and equipped to provide technical support. A survey of Extension professionals in the Pacific Northwest revealed barriers to program development, including limits on time and knowledge and concerns about economic returns for biofuel crops. Without the promise of market opportunities, Extension professionals may be unwilling to devote requisite resources to bioenergy programs. However, government policies and mandates make the rise of biofuels highly likely. Extension professionals should look to the future and consider blending bioenergy education into existing programs.
Descriptors: Fuels, Extension Agents, Barriers, Program Development, Agricultural Production, Online Surveys, Experience, Attitudes, Opportunities, Extension Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Idaho; Oregon; Washington
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20116800530407