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Kelly, Nick; Bennett, John McLean; Starasts, Ann – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: This paper presents economic and pedagogical motivations for adopting information and communications technology (ICT)- mediated learning networks in agricultural education and extension. It proposes a framework for networked learning in agricultural extension and contributes a theoretical and case-based rationale for adopting the…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Learning Strategies, Social Networks, Social Media
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Takoutsing, Bertin; Tchoundjeu, Zacharie; Degrande, Ann; Asaah, Ebenezar; Tsobeng, Alain – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2014
Purpose: Formal agricultural research has generated vast amount of knowledge and fundamental insights on land management, but their low adoption has been attributed to the use of public extension approach. This research aims to address whether and how full participation of farmers through the concept of Rural Resource Centre (RRC) provides new…
Descriptors: Land Use, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Agricultural Occupations
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Lyne, Michael C.; Jonas, Nomonde; Ortmann, Gerald F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: This study evaluates the impact of an outsourced extension service delivered by Lima Rural Development Foundation (Lima) in the Umzimkhulu district of South Africa. The evaluation is conducted at both the household and program levels. Design/methodology/approach: Household impacts were estimated using two-stage regression with…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Eating Habits, Agricultural Occupations, Income
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Singletary, Loretta; Emm, Staci; Brummer, Fara Ann; Hill, George C.; Lewis, Steve; Hebb, Vicki – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2016
Purpose: This paper reports the results of survey research conducted with tribal producers between 2011 and 2012 on 19 of the largest American Indian reservations in Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington. The purpose of the research was to identify potential barriers to sustainable agriculture on reservation lands. This…
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, Food, Security (Psychology), Agricultural Production
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Feldhues, Katherine; Tanner, Timothy – Journal of Extension, 2017
Extension administrators contemplating the challenge of employee turnover should consider potential motivation factors. Through the lens of Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory, we explored the relationship between financial uncertainty and employee turnover in Ohio State University Extension. The Human Resources department and Business Office of…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Teacher Persistence, College Programs, Motivation Techniques
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Jablonski, Becca B. R.; O'Hara, Jeffrey K.; McFadden, Dawn Thilmany; Tropp, Debra – Journal of Extension, 2016
Local food system stakeholders are confronted with challenges when attempting to ascertain the economic impacts of food system investments. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service commissioned a team of economists to develop a resource to provide support to stakeholders interested in understanding the economic impacts of…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Food, Investment, Evaluation Methods
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Roka, Fritz M.; Thissen, Carlene A.; Monaghan, Paul F.; Morera, Maria C.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Tovar-Aguilar, Jose Antonio – Journal of Extension, 2017
This article outlines a four-step model for developing a training program for farm labor supervisors. The model draws on key lessons learned during the development of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Farm Labor Supervisor Training program. The program is designed to educate farm supervisors on farm labor laws…
Descriptors: Models, Program Development, Training, Supervisors
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Berger, Aaron; Kelsey, Timothy W.; Goetz, Stephan J.; Goodling, Robert C., Jr.; Ishler, Virginia A. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Dairy-related Extension programming is important in many states, but the economic impact of such programming has received little attention. We examined the impact of Know Your Numbers, an educational program offered by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team. Using follow-up evaluation data and the economic impact tool IMPLAN, we estimated that the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Economic Impact, Agricultural Education
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McKee, Brandon H.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Bunch, J. C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension educators seek to provide scientific research and perspective to farmers and the public. The connection that Extension educators foster between farmers and consumers can be capitalized upon to build trust and ultimately encourage behavior change through social capital. Agricultural educators have recognized the need for consumers and…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Gido, Eric O.; Sibiko, Kenneth W.; Ayuya, Oscar I.; Mwangi, Joseph K. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2015
Purpose: The objective of the study was to determine the level and determinants of demand for extension services among small-scale maize farmers in Kenya. Design/methodology/approach: Based on an exploratory research design, primary data were collected from a sample of 352 households through face-to-face interviews. Focus group discussions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Food, Rural Extension
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Noga, Sekondeko Ronnie; Kolawole, Oluwatoyin Dare; Thakadu, Olekae Tsompi; Masunga, Gaseitsiwe Smollie – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: This article examined how institutional factors influencing the promotion of two elephant crop-raiding deterrent innovations (ECDIs) introduced to farmers through a ministry-based extension system in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, have impacted farmers' adoption behaviour. Methodology: A standardised interview schedule was used to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Animals, Farm Management, Agricultural Occupations
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Taylor, Melissa; Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Rampold, Shelli D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural communicators and extension educators need to make scientific information about global warming, a critical component of climate change, more salient to the general public to increase knowledge and to encourage people to take action to mitigate its effect; however, views on global warming are diverse. Scientists have repeatedly shown…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Dissemination
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Bisseleua, D. H. B.; Idrissou, L.; Olurotimi, P.; Ogunniyi, A.; Mignouna, D.; Bamire, S. A. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: In this paper, we explore the strategic role of Multi-stakeholder processes (MSP) in agricultural innovations and how it has impacted livelihood assets' (LAs) capital dynamics of stakeholders in platforms in West Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: We demonstrate how LA capitals and socio-economic dynamics induced by MSP can enhance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Innovation
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Townsend, Patricia A.; Haider, Nora M.; Asah, Stanley T.; Zobrist, Kevin W. – Journal of Extension, 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…
Descriptors: Fuels, Extension Agents, Barriers, Program Development
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Coventry, D. R.; Poswal, R. S.; Yadav, Ashok; Zhou, Yi; Riar, Amritbir; Kumar, Anuj; Sharma, R. K.; Chhokar, R. S.; Gupta, R. K.; Mehta, A. K.; Chand, Ramesh; Denton, M. D.; Cummins, J. A. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop a conceptual framework with related analysis methodologies that identifies the influence of social environment on an established cropping system. Design/Methodology/Approach: A stratified survey including 103 villages and 823 farmers was conducted in all districts of Haryana (India). Firstly,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Production, Social Environment, Agricultural Occupations
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