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Dahlen, Carl R.; Hadrich, Joleen C.; Lardy, Gregory P. – Journal of Extension, 2014
A portion of the North Dakota Beef Industry Survey was developed to determine how educational programs can evolve to meet future needs of North Dakota beef producers. Of the 2,500 surveys mailed out to beef producers, 527 responses were completed and returned. Results highlight the level of education of North Dakota beef producers, anticipated use…
Descriptors: Industry, Animals, Animal Husbandry, Food
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Glen, Charlotte D.; Moore, Gary E.; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Bradley, Lucy K. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension agents' use of demonstration gardens was studied to determine how gardens are employed in horticultural programming, perceived benefits and challenges of using gardens for Extension programming, and desired competencies. Gardens are primarily used to enhance educational efforts by providing hands-on learning experiences. Greatest…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Gardening, Horticulture, Teaching Methods
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Sciarappa, William; Quinn, Vivian – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension educators have new computer-assisted tools as audience response systems (clickers) for increasing educational effectiveness and improving assessment by facilitating client input. From 2010-2012, 26 sessions involving 1093 participants in six diverse client categories demonstrated wide audience acceptance and suitability of clickers in…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Extension, Audiences, Ethnic Diversity
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Monaghan, Paul; Ott, Emily; Wilber, Wendy; Gouldthorpe, Jessica; Racevskis, Laila – Journal of Extension, 2013
A tool from social marketing can help Extension agents understand distinct audience segments among their constituents. Defining targeted audiences for Extension programming is a first step to influencing behavior change among the public. An online survey was conducted using an Extension email list for urban households receiving a monthly lawn and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Conservation (Environment), Water, Audiences
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Larese-Casanova, Mark – Journal of Extension, 2011
The Utah Master Naturalist Program trains citizens who provide education, outreach, and service to promote citizen stewardship of natural resources within their communities. In 2007-2008, the Watersheds module of the program was evaluated for program success, and participant knowledge was assessed. Assessment and evaluation results indicated that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Audiences, Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources
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Moore, Dale A.; Tellessen, Kathlyn; Sischo, William M. – Journal of Extension, 2010
The issue of antimicrobial resistance in food animal agriculture was addressed by conducting clinical trials to assess alternatives to antimicrobials in dairy calf-raising and developing outreach to three different audiences. Current research was integrated into Extension programs for calf-raisers, animal science and veterinary students, and food…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medical Education, Animals, Extension Education, Agricultural Education