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Velardi, Sara; Leahy, Jessica; Collum, Kourtney; McGuire, Julia; Ladenheim, Melissa – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Knowledge exchange networks are critical to farmer success and help reduce barriers to entry and growth for new farmers. This study explores informal and formal knowledge exchange networks among two growing industries in Maine: maple syrup production and beekeeping. We increase understanding of the mechanisms through which knowledge…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Adult Learning, Informal Education, Learning Theories
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Casper, Anne Marie A.; Fernández-Giménez, María E.; Balgopal, Meena M. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Ecological and natural resource management (NRM) decisions have far-reaching implications for global ecological change. Because beliefs influence behaviors, it is vital that decision-makers' beliefs reflect the shift to include humans as an integrated component of ecosystems. Our study, grounded in socio-cultural theory, analyzed how…
Descriptors: Ecology, Undergraduate Students, Multiple Literacies, Attitude Measures
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Landini, Fernando – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Extension workers' knowledge and competencies are fundamental to a successful practice. Most academic literature focuses on how to train extension workers, but neglects how complex their learning processes are. This article contributes to the topic by describing and analyzing extension workers' sources of knowledge and learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Agents, Rural Areas, Extension Education
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Jellason, Nugun P.; Conway, John S.; Baines, Richard N. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Empirical evidence suggests that climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices will promote resilience against climate change. We explored location-specific CSA practices and strategies for adoption in two communities (Zango and Kofa) in the North-Western Nigerian drylands. Design/methodology/approach: Mixed methods design was employed with…
Descriptors: Barriers, Adoption (Ideas), Agronomy, Agricultural Occupations
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Pasiona, Sonny P.; Nidoy, Mary Grace M.; Manalo, Jaime Albarillo, IV – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: The aim of this study is to explore if the modified listening group method that originated in Canada can enhance learning and sharing amongst farmers in a group learning setup. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study, participated in by 111 rice farmers, was conducted in Farmer Field School sites of PhilRice in the provinces of Agusan Del…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Activities, Listening, Agricultural Occupations
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LePrevost, Catherine E.; Denlea, Gregory; Dong, Lin; Cope, W. Gregory – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Audience response system technology has been found to have modest learning and larger non-cognitive impacts on students in traditional secondary and post-secondary learning environments. The impacts of this technology are less understood for learners in informal settings, including for farmers in training provided by extension services.…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Technology Integration, Rural Extension, Informal Education
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Njura, Hellen Joseph; Kaberia, Isaac Kubai; Taaliu, Simon Thuranira – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: To develop a conceptual framework that can be employed in secondary school agriculture classes on skills development for food security. Design/Methodology/Approach: The conceptual framework was developed from the findings of an earlier study by the authors on the effect of agricultural teaching approaches on skills development for food…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture Teachers, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Radcliffe, C.; Raman, A.; Parissi, C. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: To explore the challenges and strengths of employing an extension approach, which entwines indigenous knowledge and science, for the purpose of enhancing sustainable agricultural practices. Design/methodology/approach: We assessed an agricultural extension approach which entwined indigenous knowledge and science. Data for this paper were…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Climate
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Mikwamba, Kingsley; Dessein, Joost; Kambewa, Daimon; Messely, Lies; Strong, Robert – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: An Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) is a collaborative governance (CG) arrangement which brings together several actors in the agriculture sector forming an innovation platform (IP). This study presents findings of CG dynamics obtained from an IP. Design/Methodology/Approach: A qualitative study used focus group discussions, key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Extension, Governance, Stakeholders
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Tian, Qingsong; Yu, Yan; Xiang, Zhaoyang; Li, Chongguang – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Agricultural technical education is widely used in Chinese agricultural production to reduce farmers' pesticide overuse. However, the effectiveness of technical education is questioned by scholars who found that it fails to promote farmers' pesticide management. In this study, we aimed to explore whether farmers' interpersonal trust in…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Trust (Psychology), Poisoning
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Bourne, Mieke; de Bruyn, Lisa Lobry; Prior, Julian – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: We investigated the variation between participatory and traditional agricultural advisory models in training farmers on Conservation Agriculture in Kenya in order to understand how these models influenced farmer uptake of practices, development of social networks and delivery cost of training. Design/methodology/approach" A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Conservation (Environment), Rural Extension
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Kamara, Lamin Ibrahim; Van Hulst, Freddy; Dorward, Peter – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: This paper seeks to understand what influences research and extension professionals' intentions to use AIS approaches and to explore how this can inform implementation and design of more effective AIS. Methodology: We applied the Reasoned Action Approach through focus groups and structured questionnaires with research and extension…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Extension Agents, Researchers
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Warner, Laura A.; Diaz, John M. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: The purpose was to examine whether connectedness to water could improve the predictive power of the Theory of Planned Behavior on outdoor water conservation intentions. Methodology: We adapted the well-established Connectedness to Nature Scale to measure connectedness to water. Using quantitative survey data from 3,596 residents, we used…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Water, Conservation (Environment), Program Development
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Jeong, Jinchul; Hong, Sungpyo; Choi, Haebin – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2021
Purpose: Agriculture-related jobs are becoming less attractive to adolescents in South Korea. In this situation, this study aimed to analyze the process of formation of career intention in the agricultural sector in relation to cognitive and emotional variables. In addition, the moderating effects of 4-H experience was analyzed. Design: Moderated…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agricultural Education, Experience, Career Choice
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Burton, Rob J. F. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: Demonstration farming has been an important part of agricultural extension since the first decades of the twentieth century. While Seaman Knapp is often credited with developing demonstration farming, his son acknowledged that the concept has much earlier origins in the nineteenth century development of model/pattern farms. However,…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Farm Management, Extension Education
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