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Witzling, Laura; Williams, Eric; Wald, Dara M.; Comito, Jacqueline; Ripley, Elizabeth – Journal of Extension, 2023
Agricultural and extension educators frequently employ a variety of methods to provide farmers with information about conservation practices. The introduction of virtual programming brought on in response to the COVID-19 pandemic set the stage for analysis of farmer outreach preferences with respect to face-to-face (F2F) versus virtual outreach.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Starzec, Katherine J. – Journal of Extension, 2023
Continuous professional development is critical for Extension staff, and many agriculture-focused Extension employees are tasked with outreach related to a wide variety of natural resource topics. The purpose of this study is to help prioritize trainings needed by Kansas Extension agents and specialists based on their current level of knowledge…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Rural Extension, Professional Continuing Education
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Fuller, Serena M.; Phelps, Josh A.; Baker, Susan; Walsh, Jennifer – Journal of Extension, 2023
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) uses a group 24-hour dietary recall (Gr24HDR) to measure changes in diet quality. Participant perceptions of the tool can guide implementation practices used by EFNEP Extension staff. Focus group (FG) sessions were conducted in five states and transcripts analyzed following a framework…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Dietetics, Diaries, Extension Education
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Sanchez, Jafeth E. – Journal of Extension, 2023
One Extension Specialist implemented a STEM pilot robotics program across three middle school settings. A program evaluation to provide guidance and recommendations for future development, implementation, and continued evaluation was conducted as part of a larger study. This process led to the development of a condensed STEM survey that can be…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, STEM Education, Robotics
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Diaz, John; Gusto, Cody; Narine, Lendel K.; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Silvert, Colby – Journal of Extension, 2023
Barriers to the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) education and outreach initiatives are being documented across higher education institutions as DEI policies and protocols are gaining attention. Despite growing attention to promote DEI in higher education institutions, there remains a need to examine barriers…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Student Diversity, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Ile, Omoyemeh J.; Typhina, Eli; Brannum, Katie; Parajuli, Rajan; Bardon, Robert E.; King, John S. – Journal of Extension, 2023
This study explores the human dimensions of the broad-based adoption of Short Rotation Woody Crops (SRWCs) among farmers in North Carolina. We used an actor diagramming and tracing approach to explore factors influencing farmers' adoption of SRWCs. Results suggest four factors strongly influence the adoption process: (1) market availability; (2)…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Social Networks, Financial Support
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Benge, Matt – Journal of Extension, 2023
Understanding and identifying the professional development needs of 4-H youth development professionals should be the first step in developing the Extension workforce. However, 4-H professionals find it challenging to use the Professional, Research, Knowledge and Competencies (PRKC), which consists of 348 unique competency items, to guide…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Agents, Competence, Professional Development
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Reyes Peralta, Alejandro; Ali Hurtado Choque, Ghaffar; Reicks, Marla; Alvarez de Davila, Silvia; Soltani, Darya – Journal of Extension, 2023
A family-skills program for Latino fathers and youth was implemented to prevent youth obesity. Lessons learned focused on practices to address barriers to engagement and retention among fathers and youth within the Latino community. Program development issues included selection of organizations, facilitators, language, and delivery methods.…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Family Involvement, Health Promotion, Fathers
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Jeuck, Laura S.; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Stumpf-Downing, Mitzi; Edwards, Harriett; McKee, Katherine – Journal of Extension, 2023
Camps provide a substantial opportunity for youth to develop important life skills. Identifying and training staff on critical competencies are essential to achieving the desired outcomes for camp participants. The purpose of this study was to determine the most critical competencies of the 4-H residential camp staff for achieving high staff…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Camps, Job Skills, Competence
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Marshall-Wheeler, Nicole; Nayak, Roshan; Iaccopucci, Anne; Worker, Steven M. – Journal of Extension, 2023
Very little has been published reporting on long-term outcomes experienced by young adults (aged 19 to 34 years old) who participated in 4-H youth development programs. We adopted Gambone et al.'s (2002) framework advancing three long-term outcomes for early adulthood: economic stability, health and well-being, and community involvement. With…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Ghimire, Nav R. – Journal of Extension, 2023
This article explores the challenges of reporting outcomes of the Extension educational programs at land-grant universities and presents a model highlighting the focus and expectations of reporting in Cooperative Extension. This model provides a rationale for recognizing the relationship between program planning, evaluation, reporting, and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Land Grant Universities, Program Development
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Berg, Alison C.; Taylor, Nancy O.; Brown, Courtney S.; Giraudo, Silvia Q. – Journal of Extension, 2023
Research suggests participating in youth hands-on cooking programs, like those offered by Extension and 4-H, can improve nutrition behaviors and reduce the risk for obesity. We surveyed Georgia Extension professionals (n = 127) to explore factors (e.g., employee characteristics, resources, county demographics) related to offering youth hands-on…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition
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Sneed, Christopher T.; Upendram, Sreedhar; Cummings, Clint; Fox, Janet E. – Journal of Extension, 2023
Employment and training services offered through Extension are part of and continue a long tradition of policy-focused employment and job training. This paper chronicles the successes of UT Extension's work as a third-party partner in the delivery of workforce development programming geared toward individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition…
Descriptors: Job Training, Labor Force Development, Federal Programs, Data
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Bardon, Robert E.; Peters, Kristin; Parajuli, Rajan; Jayaratne, K. S. U. – Journal of Extension, 2023
Forest landowners are an important target audience for many state Extension programs. Acknowledging the differences and associations between landownership values, characteristics, and educational preferences of forest landowners should lead to improvement of educational programs and ensuring that educational needs are being met. Through an…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Forestry, Forestry Occupations, Land Settlement
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Amaya, Lauren; Baldwin, Dana; Enyart, Kathy; James, Arleen; James, Tommie M.; King, Penny R.; Maples, Jan; Peterman, Lindy; Randolph, Sara; Rash, Dea; Ratcliff, Kelsey; Rhodes, Joy; Riggin, Jessica; Risley, Janis; Russell, Danette; Hermann, Janice – Journal of Extension, 2023
Type 2 diabetes is a complex disease with several modifiable lifestyle factors. The Extension 'Live well, Eat well, be Active with Diabetes' curriculum provides four 90-minute sessions teaching individuals to live well, eat well, and be active with diabetes. Fourteen Extension educators implemented and evaluated the curriculum with 107…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Life Style, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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