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Bowman, Brittany A.; Denny, Marina D.; Stone, Amanda E. – Journal of Extension, 2020
On-farm bacteriologic culturing (OFBC) provides quick and inexpensive mastitis diagnosis, but commercial adoption of this innovation has been low in Mississippi. We implemented an Extension-led trialing program to identify reasons for producers' lack of OFBC adoption, explore change in producers' knowledge and perceptions of OFBC, and assess the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Agricultural Occupations, Innovation, Adoption (Ideas)
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Smith, Mariah; Peterson, Donna J.; Downey, Laura H. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The lesson study methodology allows Extension educators to reflect on instructional practices and gather formative data that can be used to refine curricula. We trained Extension educators and formed a community of practice (CoP) of agents who used the lesson study method to inform improvements of a 4-H coding curriculum. The CoP planned and set…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Extension Education, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Steen, Je'Kylynn; Robertson, Mary Nelson; Seitz, Holli; Downey, Laura; Hardman, Alisha; Buys, David – Journal of Extension, 2019
The PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast (PROMISE) Initiative team conducted a needs assessment to explore Mississippians' perceptions of the emerging issue of opioid misuse and to identify ways Extension professionals can assist in opioid misuse prevention. In this article, we describe the assessment process that included a series of…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Prevention, Extension Education
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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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Kushla, John D.; Dicke, Stephen G.; Henderson, James E.; Gordon, Jason; Londo, Andrew J.; Meeker, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension, and the Mississippi Forestry Commission partnered on the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Project, a collaboration on forest health. MSU Extension provided educational outreach to a wide audience of forest landowners and screened applications for the…
Descriptors: Forestry, Extension Education, Economic Impact, State Universities
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Gallardo, Roberto; Collins, Andy; North, Elizabeth Gregory – Journal of Extension, 2018
With the digital age in full swing, helping rural communities transition to, plan for, and prosper in digitally minded ways is critical. This article describes an innovative outreach process that relies on asset-based community development and the intelligent community concept. More importantly, the process relies heavily on Extension personnel…
Descriptors: Community Development, Rural Extension, Outreach Programs, Community Education
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Sempier, Stephen H.; Swann, D. LaDon; Graham, Larissa; Hale, Christine; Maung-Douglass, Emily S.; Wilson, Monica; Bethel, Matthew; Plotkin, Pamela T.; Main, Martin B. – Journal of Extension, 2018
In response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was formed to answer oil spill-related scientific questions. However, peer-reviewed scientific discoveries were not reaching people whose livelihoods depended on a healthy Gulf of Mexico. GoMRI and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs partnered to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Private Financial Support, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Water Pollution
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Downey, Laura H.; Buys, David; Fountain, Brent; Ball, Tom; Hilbun, Anne Howard; Threadgill, Paula – Journal of Extension, 2018
Stakeholders in Mississippi perceived that Extension could lead volunteer management and donations management after a natural disaster. In response, Mississippi State University Extension professionals developed a training on volunteer management and donations management to supplement the existing Incident Management System/Incident Command System…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Volunteer Training, Management Development, Fund Raising
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Edge, Brittani; Velandia, Margarita; Lambert, Dayton M.; Roberts, Roland K.; Larson, James A.; English, Burton C.; Boyer, Christopher; Rejesus, Roderick; Mishra, Ashok – Journal of Extension, 2017
Using information from precision farmer surveys conducted in the southern United States in 2005 and 2013, we evaluated changes in the use of precision farming information sources among cotton producers. Although Extension remains an important source for producers interested in precision farming information, the percentage of cotton producers using…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Information Sources, Change, Agricultural Occupations
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Denny, Marina D'Abreau – Journal of Extension, 2017
The Adult Mentoring Assessment for Extension Professionals will help mentors develop an accurate profile of their mentoring style with adult learners and identify areas of proficiency and deficiency based on six constructs--relationship, information, facilitation, confrontation, modeling, and vision. This article reports on the reliability of this…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Mentors, Training Methods
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Downey, Laura H.; Peterson, Donna J.; Franz, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2017
Extension professionals are increasingly encouraged to engage in practices that can advance the public value movement. It is unclear, however, whether recommended practices related to public value are being adopted. In 2014, 235 Extension professionals at Mississippi State University responded to an organizational capacity survey that included…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Boby, Leslie; Hubbard, William; Megalos, Mark; Morris, Hilary L. C. – Journal of Extension, 2016
An understanding of foresters' perceptions of climate change is important for developing effective educational programs on adaptive forest management. We surveyed 1,398 foresters in the southern United States regarding their perceptions of climate change, observations and concerns about climatic and forest conditions, and knowledge of and interest…
Descriptors: Forestry Occupations, Attitudes, Climate, Program Development
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Stafne, Eric T.; Ingels, George; Ingels, Jane; Carroll, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2016
Collaboration is an important part of the interaction between Extension and industry. Successful sharing of workload can provide benefits for both parties. A project to create a workbook to address vineyard sustainability was initiated by members of the Oklahoma grape industry with assistance from land-grant university Extension. Productive…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Extension Agents, Extension Education, School Business Relationship
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Mahmoud, Barakat S. M.; Stafne, Eric T.; Coker, Christine H.; Bachman, Gary R.; Bell, Nicole – Journal of Extension, 2016
Fifty-four growers/producers attended four 1-day good agricultural practices (GAP) and good handling practices (GHP) workshops at four locations in Mississippi. Pre- and post workshop survey data indicated that the participants' food safety knowledge increased by 15%. Furthermore, the workshops helped producers develop their own food safety plans.…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Workshops, Surveys, Knowledge Level
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Barnes, James – Journal of Extension, 2016
The purpose of this article is to explain how Extension professionals, businesses, and communities can use Facebook advertisements effectively. The article is a planning tool that introduces Facebook's Advertiser Help Center, explains some applicable key concepts, and suggests best practices to apply before launching a Facebook advertising…
Descriptors: Social Media, Advertising, Best Practices, Planning
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