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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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Syrko, Joseph; Kaylegian, Kerry E. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Growth in the dairy industry and the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act have renewed interest in dairy foods processing extension positions. A needs assessment survey was sent to Pennsylvania dairy processors and raw milk providers to guide priorities for a dairy foods extension program. The successful development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food, Food Standards, Safety
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Kelley, Kathleen; Govindasamy, Ramu; Hyde, Jeffrey – Journal of Extension, 2012
Internet bulletin-board sessions can be used to collect preliminary, qualitative data. This method allows Extension personnel to gather responses from stakeholders about potential programming, consumer needs and desires, and preference for program delivery method without assembling participants in one location. Several other advantages exist,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Access to Information, Internet, Web Sites
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Cooper, Julie; Cox, Jill N.; Corbin, Marilyn A. – Journal of Extension, 2012
As Extension educators are encouraged to implement more cost-effective and efficient means of programming, the use of Web-based social media has become a popular option. Penn State Extension implemented a social media awareness survey among participants in its community-based diabetes education program to determine familiarity with this medium,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Networks, Diabetes, Health Education