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Rimsaite, Renata; Kreye, Melissa M. – Journal of Extension, 2021
Extension professionals face challenges in quantifying the impact of their efforts in advancing the decision-making process inherent in setting natural resources policy. We developed a flexible tool that measures the impact of improving decision makers' planning efforts. The tool consists of two sets of survey questions that can be modified to fit…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Natural Resources, Planning
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Berven, Brandi C.; Penn, Allisen; Cluck, Janet C.; Hastings, Shirley W. – Journal of Extension, 2021
This article provides an overview of the development and components of LEAD95, University of Tennessee (UT) Extension's comprehensive leadership program for county-level leaders. The program was designed in accordance with results from a Delphi study, which identified critical skills and resources new county directors need to be successful. The…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Leadership Training, Skill Development
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Malinich, Timothy J.; Kowalski, Jacqueline; Behnke, Charles – Journal of Extension, 2021
A diagnostic walkabout (DW) is an in-field diagnostic training program for professionals in the green industry (greenhouse, landscape, nursery, and turf businesses). DWs have been scheduled annually since 2002 and are easily replicable, fee-based programs that provide cost recovery. DWs also serve as a mentoring program for new Extension…
Descriptors: Horticulture, Training, Professional Training, Extension Education
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Stage, Virginia C.; Goodell, L. Suzanne; Chase, Susan; McDonald, Stephanie; Hegde, Archana V.; Bayles, Jocelyn; Jones, Lorelei – Journal of Extension, 2021
Our study examined the relationship between improved personal health behaviors of Head Start teachers and the promotion of positive health behaviors in their classrooms. Thirty-three Head Start teachers across seven centers received six 30-min nutrition education lessons. Dietary intake, physical activity, and self-efficacy for promoting positive…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Health Behavior, Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Willmore, Carmen J.; Small, Meranda; Baker, Sarah; Church, Jim – Journal of Extension, 2021
The need for young leadership in the beef industry has become a rising concern as the average age of primary operators increases. Extension educators developed a leadership conference for beef producers with the primary objective to educate and develop leadership qualities in young cattle producers. To achieve the objective participants, age 18-40…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Youth Leaders, Extension Education, Late Adolescents
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Edelman, Mark A. – Journal of Extension, 2021
A nonprofit community development financial institution and Extension collaborated to conduct a demonstration project to evaluate efficacy of Grameen peer-group microfinance methodology in addressing barriers faced by low-income women entrepreneurs in a small metro area. Program performance metrics achieved by 284 culturally diverse, low-income…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Demonstration Programs, Financial Support, Barriers
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Pavloski, Erin L.; Triezenberg, Heather A. – Journal of Extension, 2021
Gain and loss framing has been used in risk communication across many fields as a technique for shaping individuals' behaviors. Via community-engaged research conducted with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, we tested five message frames to determine efficacy for outreach programs. We made the following determinations: (1) for…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Disease Control, Agricultural Occupations, Intention
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Gray, Virginia B.; Byrd, Sylvia H.; Downey, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2021
Research has suggested that availability of healthful food varies according to rurality/urbanicity, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation, and sociodemographic variables. We investigated differences in variety and cost of fruits and vegetables in convenience stores, grocery stores, and supermarkets across Mississippi. We…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Social Services, Purchasing
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Hendrickson, Lori A.; Hagen Jokela, Rebecca A.; Thompson, Shawna F. – Journal of Extension, 2021
Housing education is critical in the context of today's economy. !is article details the current need for rental education for both consumers and practitioners. We discuss the importance of housing education resources for Extension educators across the United States, describe the updated curriculum RentWise, and provide information related to…
Descriptors: Housing, Extension Education, Educational Needs, Curriculum
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Blevins, Mark; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Bruce, Jackie; Bradley, Lucy; Stumpf-Downing, Mitzi – Journal of Extension, 2020
We undertook a study to determine county commissioner perceptions of Cooperative Extension. The majority of county commissioners had prior involvement with Extension. Nearly 59% represented rural counties, and 94% indicated that agriculture is important to their county economies. Overall, the commissioners had a positive perception of Cooperative…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Counties, Public Officials, Educational Attitudes
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Washburn, Lisa T.; Crocker, Andrew B.; Leatherman, JoAnne – Journal of Extension, 2020
Meaningful volunteer engagement depends on the Extension professional's volunteer management philosophy, training, and organizational support for using volunteers. Volunteer development and leadership development are typically absent from management-focused volunteer models used in Extension. Professional development of the Extension professional,…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Volunteer Training, Personnel Management, Professional Development
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López-Cevallos, Daniel F.; Young, Amy W.; Gómez-Diazgranados, Ana; Reyes, Yuridia; García, José R.; Sherman, Jeff; Galaviz-Yap, Gina – Journal of Extension, 2020
Research has shown that more efforts are needed to increase high school completion and postsecondary enrollment among Latino youths. However, little is known regarding efforts that engage both Latino youths and their parents. To address this gap, we surveyed Juntos Oregon participants to examine the school and community context Latino youths and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Youth, Program Effectiveness
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Faé, Giovani Stefani; Roth, Gregory W. – Journal of Extension, 2020
International Extension experiences can provide valuable outcomes to clientele. Careful planning is necessary to maximize the benefits to participants and the potential impacts of the tour. International agricultural sciences students can benefit from participating in these tours and greatly add to their success. In this article, we describe the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Participation, Agricultural Education, Program Implementation
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Ehmke, Cole – Journal of Extension, 2020
Master Money Manager Coach (M3C) is a 2-day in-person train-the-trainer program targeted to staff and volunteers at community-based organizations. The dual purposes of the program are to teach trainees how to teach money management using the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Money Smart curriculum and to give trainees coaching tools they can…
Descriptors: Money Management, Training, Trainers, Trainees
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O'Hara-Tompkins, Nancy; Beane, Johnna S.; Crum, Gwen; Cottrell, Lesley; Murphy, Emily – Journal of Extension, 2020
Through a community-focused needs assessment conducted in rural Appalachia, we gauged perceptions of facilitators and barriers related to healthful eating and physical activity for young children and identified suggestions for improvement. Thirty-seven key informant interviews and three caregiver focus group sessions were coded and analyzed for…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Rural Areas, Barriers, Health Promotion
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