ERIC Number: EJ1113189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The New FARM Program: A Model for Supporting Diverse Emerging Farmers and Early-Career Extension Professionals
Sirrine, J. R.; Eschbach, Cheryl L.; Lizotte, Erin; Rothwell, N. L.
Journal of Extension, v54 n4 Article 4FEA1 Aug 2016
As early-career Extension educators challenged by societal, structural, agricultural, and fiscal trends, we designed a multiyear educational program to support the diverse needs of emerging specialty crop producers in northwest Michigan. This article presents outcomes of that program. We explore how Extension professionals can develop impactful programs that address the varied needs of the next generation of agricultural producers. We provide an overview of the New FARM program, addressing the rationale, program objectives, program logistics, evaluation results, and implications. We hope the New FARM program will serve as a useful model for early-career Extension professionals.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Training Methods, Professional Development, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Skills, Models, Student Needs, Relevance (Education), Behavioral Objectives, Food Processing Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Program Evaluation, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Qualitative Research, Essays
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20104940021734