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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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Karr, Lisa K.; Luck, Lena; D'Angelo, Nicole; Conner, Nathan W. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Online FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE) Study Website was created to better prepare FFA members for the Veterinary Science CDE but is useful to Extension educators as well. The website provides resources for students who may not have access to hands-on study materials for the CDE. These resources include (a) instructional…
Descriptors: Career Development, Web Sites, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Education
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Zimmerman, Julie N.; Kahl, Daniel – Journal of Extension, 2018
Although there have been calls for many years for Extension professionals to use secondary data in their work, finding appropriate data online can still be a challenge. With the multitude of data sources available online, it can be helpful to use the concept of developing a community portrait as the context for becoming proficient at locating…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Planning, Information Seeking, Information Utilization
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Franklin, Alexandra M.; Hongu, Nobuko – Journal of Extension, 2016
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new interactive online program titled Healthy Eating on a Budget. It is an addition to the popular ChooseMyPlate.gov programs, such as the SuperTracker program. The Healthy Eating on a Budget program helps consumers plan, purchase, and prepare healthful meals. This article discusses materials and…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Budgets, Federal Programs
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Brislen, Lilian; Tanaka, Keiko; Jacobsen, Krista – Journal of Extension, 2016
This article presents an analysis of preferred knowledge sources for beginning farmers and differences in knowledge networks between "heritage" and "nonheritage" farmers. The purpose of the analysis is to support the reassessment of training, technical assistance, and other needs of beginning farmers to be able to develop more…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Networks, Agricultural Education, Extension Education
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Moroney, Jillian; Laninga, Tamara; Brooks, Randall – Journal of Extension, 2016
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is examining the feasibility of a woody biomass-to-biofuels supply chain in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. A part of the ongoing feasibility study involved conducting a survey of informed stakeholders on the use of woody biomass from forest residuals in producing sustainable bioenergy.…
Descriptors: Fuels, Forestry, Web Sites, Sustainability
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Carls, Emily; Griffin, Terry – Journal of Extension, 2016
Interactive website charts can be used to engage stakeholders and help them understand and apply relevant data. We explain methods we used to create and implement interactive charts for online outreach so that other Extension personnel can use similar interactive tools with their clientele. We describe step by step and in detail how we made…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Graphs, Extension Education, Web Sites
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Seal, Susan D. – Journal of Extension, 2016
With the opening of additional trade partnerships, the reduction of global transportation and communication costs, and the increase in demand for U.S. agricultural products and services, international trade is an area of great importance to more and more Extension clients and stakeholders. This article provides information about the primary…
Descriptors: International Trade, Agricultural Production, Extension Education, Transportation
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Langellotto, Gail Ann; Dorn, Sheri – Journal of Extension, 2016
Developing an online resource site for Extension master gardener (EMG) coordinators is an ongoing project for Extension collaborators. Begun in 2014, the website includes peer-reviewed resources focused on best practices in volunteer management and program administration. The website is organized according to nine resource categories (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Gardening
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Bennett, Blake; Hurley, Janet; Merchant, Mike – Journal of Extension, 2016
Having the ability to assess pest problems in schools is essential for a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. However, such expertise can be costly and is not available to all school districts across the United States. The web-based IPM Calculator was developed to address this problem. By answering questions about the condition of…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, School Buildings, Risk Management
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Sommerfeld, Kelsie; Bruce, Jackie; Jayaratne, Jay; Chapman, Ben; Gunter, Chris – Journal of Extension, 2016
As part of a larger study designed to explore the gardening practices and educational needs of North Carolina chefs who cultivate restaurant gardens, the chefs' desired areas of knowledge and preferences for delivery of educational material were identified. As a result, a plan for North Carolina Cooperative Extension to use in developing…
Descriptors: Food Service, Service Occupations, Gardening, Dining Facilities
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Hoorman, James J. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Soil health and cover crops are topics of interest to farmers, gardeners, and students. Three soil health and cover crop demonstrations provide educational resources. Demonstrations one outlines two educational cover crop seed displays, including the advantages and disadvantages. Demonstration two shows how to construct and grow a cover crop root…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Soil Science, Agriculture, Gardening
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Schilling, Brian J.; Marxen, Lucas J.; Everett, Jeffrey C.; Miller, Camille L.; Kimmel, David A.; Cook, Justine C. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Access to land is a common obstacle for beginning farmers and established farmers seeking to expand their operations. Particularly in urban-influenced areas, leasing farmland is often more financially feasible than fee ownership. Locating available land or the right leasing situation, however, can be difficult. NJ Land Link (http://njlandlink.org)…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Information, Agricultural Occupations, Land Acquisition
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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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Veregin, Howard – Journal of Extension, 2015
Maps can be a valuable addition to the Web analytics toolbox for Extension programs that use the Web to disseminate information. Extension professionals use Web analytics tools to evaluate program impacts. Maps add a unique perspective through visualization and analysis of geographic patterns and their relationships to other variables. Maps can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Extension Education, Internet, Use Studies
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