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ERIC Number: EJ1137202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Assessing Public Issues Knowledge and Needs of Extension Agents in Florida
Gay, Keegan D.; Owens, Courtney T.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N.
Journal of Extension, v55 n1 Article 1FEA4 Feb 2017
It has been argued that to remain relevant in today's society, Extension must expand its role to provide public issues education. We conducted a web-based survey to determine whether Extension agents in Florida were prepared to deal with contentious issues. Survey respondents identified issues affecting their clientele, levels of frequency with which they addressed the issues, and self-perceived levels of knowledge related to the issues. Results were analyzed by agent type (i.e., programmatic area). Results revealed that the issues of immigration, crop diseases, and food security held particular potential for improvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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