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Hetherington, Chelsea – Journal of Extension, 2020
Many Extension precollege programs seek to increase young people's interest in and aspirations toward college by fostering the development of skills that support a successful college transition. By pairing existing data with participant enrollment records, Extension professionals can more easily capture the impact of precollege programs on college…
Descriptors: Extension Education, College Attendance, Enrollment Rate, Youth Programs
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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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Narine, Lendel K.; Ali, Amanda D.; Hill, Paul A. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Cooperative Extension strives to deliver relevant programming to residents. However, problems facing communities are increasingly complex. We used a three-phase needs assessment to describe Utah residents' perceptions of issue areas for Extension programming. We gathered data from 1,043 Utah residents. Results highlighted four priority issue areas…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Program Content, State Universities
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Carr, Chad; Abrams, Katie; Roberts, Grady; Philipps, Kylie; Velinsky, Victoria; Eubanks, Larry; Scheffler, Jason; Johnson, Dwain – Journal of Extension, 2020
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer a unique platform through which Extension can provide valuable education. We explored The Meat We Eat, a MOOC designed to create a more informed meat consumer and increase perceptions of transparency surrounding meat production. Compared to pretest respondents (n = 490), students who completed the posttest…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Knowledge Level, Agribusiness, Animal Husbandry
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Erickson, MaryGrace; Grant, Jacie; Karcher, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension educators need intercultural competence to communicate with international audiences and facilitate dialogue in diverse domestic communities. Although many Extension professionals have traveled abroad, experience abroad does not necessarily lead to intercultural competence without intentional intercultural development support. We describe…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness
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Hamilton, Melissa B.; Wahl, Lori; Stokes, Brad – Journal of Extension, 2020
We leveraged collaboration by a county Extension office, apparel design undergraduate students, and university faculty to develop an innovative educational product to capture the attention of new audiences for invasive plant education programming. Nationwide press highlighted the project--titled Know the Land, Save the Land--generating national…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Plants (Botany)
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Contreras, Dawn A.; Anderson, Laura A. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Entities that seek to provide quality community-based health education need sustainable funding to maintain their efforts. With dwindling funding sources, it has become important to have diverse financial support for program stability. A promising new practice for expanding funding involves partnering with third-party payers. Michigan State…
Descriptors: Health Education, Extension Education, Community Education, Educational Finance
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Brown, Onikia; Morse, Wayde; Carter, Mitch – Journal of Extension, 2020
With an adult obesity rate of 35.6%, Alabama is the second most obese state in the United States. Alabama Extension and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined in the first collaboration between the CDC and land-grant institutions to prevent further incidence and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The objective of our study was…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Adults, Public Health
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Eck, Christopher J.; Wagner, Kevin; Chapagain, Binod; Joshi, Omkar – Journal of Extension, 2020
We conducted a nonexperimental, descriptive study to better understand Oklahoma State University students' perceptions of water issues and relevant learning preferences using a 56-item survey instrument we based on the 2008 Water Issues in Oklahoma survey. In total, 103 agriculture students participated in our survey. Clean drinking water was…
Descriptors: Water, Universities, Cognitive Style, Agricultural Education
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Donaldson, Joseph L.; Hastings, Shirley – Journal of Extension, 2020
In 2010, University of Tennessee Extension conducted a strategic planning effort focused on the subsequent 10 years. The process involved approximately 3,000 Tennesseans in online surveys, area meetings, opinion polling, and focus group sessions. This article describes the process, tools, and outcomes--which included a comprehensive strategic…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Statewide Planning, Extension Education, Universities
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Mitchell, Gayle; Currey, Robin C. D. – Journal of Extension, 2020
With a focus on the Commonwealth of Virginia, we reviewed literature and data associated with the prevalence and persistence of women's engagement in agriculture from youth-focused programs through to college and employment in order to learn which models of outreach may best attract women to and retain women in agricultural careers. We found that…
Descriptors: Females, STEM Education, Womens Education, Outreach Programs
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Struckmeyer, Kristopher M.; Roberts, Emily; Gordon, Sarah R.; Raczkoski, Brandon M.; Singh, Chitra – Journal of Extension, 2019
Oklahoma Extension educators encountered barriers related to trainings and program delivery for a caregiver education program produced by Oklahoma State University Extension. Oklahoma family and consumer sciences educators were interviewed about perceived barriers to attending trainings and delivering the program. Findings indicated that staff…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Caregiver Training, Barriers, State Universities
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Swanson, Louis E., Jr.; Mao, KuoRay – Journal of Extension, 2019
The U.S. university-based extension system model has been successful nationally, but not adopted globally. Various historical factors rendered the U.S. system a less attractive option for emerging post-WWII nations. However, current changes in education and extension landscapes are creating new opportunities for the globalization of U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Global Approach, Barriers
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Settle, Quisto; Brubaker, McKayla; Hardman, Alisha; Downey, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2019
A representative sample of Mississippi residents were asked about their knowledge and perceptions of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service through an online questionnaire. About half of the respondents were aware of MSU Extension, but fewer than one fifth had used MSU Extension resources. Respondents who were aware of MSU…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Extension Education, State Universities, Online Surveys
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