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Davis, Jamie; Rufener, Samara; Dennis, Alan; Murphy, Ann Marie – Journal of Extension, 2020
Research supports Extension educators' use of social media as an engagement, outreach, and marketing tool beyond posts shared by staff and faculty. This article highlights the practical use of Snapchat geofilters at county and statewide Extension events to support the creation of user-generated content and increase Extension's visibility with the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Social Media, Extension Agents, Teaching Methods
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Walcott, Eric; Triezenberg, Heather A. – Journal of Extension, 2020
We conducted research to examine 1862, 1890, and 1994 land-grant and Sea Grant Extension program leaders' perceptions about Extension public policy education (PPE). Most agreed that PPE is important work. Existing PPE has focused on issue-oriented community development, natural resources, or agriculture topics. Our results indicate that there is…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Financial Support, Grants
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The personal effectiveness of Extension agents is a topic continuously researched, yet problems persist, suggesting that not enough is yet known to improve the situation. We undertook a study to determine the personal effectiveness competency training needs of agents in Florida, specifically looking at time management and work-life integration…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Needs, Time Management, Family Work Relationship
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McCann, Roslynn Brain; Apel, Mark; Dove, Clark; Madhosingh-Hector, Ramona; Searcy, Jennison Kipp; Kay, David – Journal of Extension, 2020
According to the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, without urgent global changes, climate catastrophe caused by warming of greater than 1.5°C will occur by 2030, endangering the planet's capacity to sustain human populations and livelihoods. The National Network for Sustainable Living Education administered a national survey in…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Extension Education, Climate
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Dorn, Sheri; Hobbs, Keri G. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Georgia 4-H and Extension master gardener (EMG) volunteers were surveyed following required online trainings. Most respondents had access to high-speed Internet via personal computers. No significant differences existed regarding familiarity with, comfort with, or use of technology applications among the groups of 4-H and EMG volunteers surveyed.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Gardening, Volunteers
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Gusto, Cody; Silvert, Colby; Diaz, John; Carton de Grammont, Paloma; Coyle, David – Journal of Extension, 2020
There is growing demand for a broader conception of tree and forest health by commercial and private timberland owners, who make up a substantial proportion of Extension clientele in the southeastern United States. There has been little research to comprehensively capture and represent Extension agents' needs, concerns, and perceived barriers as…
Descriptors: Forestry, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Barriers
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Bayer, Rachel; Mitchell-Hawkins, Vernelle; Travis, Ashley – Journal of Extension, 2020
Conducting needs assessments serves as a valuable way for Extension educators to ensure that they are designing programs that meet community needs. We developed a needs assessment tool kit that educators across urban, suburban, and rural communities can use to answer the question "What are the youth development needs in my county?"…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Extension Agents, Program Development, Youth Programs
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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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Kennedy, Lauren E.; Sneed, Christopher T.; Franck, Karen L.; Norman, Heather; Washburn, Lisa; Jarvandi, Soghra; Mullins, Janet – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension educators across the United States are being asked to expand their direct education efforts to include policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. However, professional development opportunities and tools are needed to familiarize Extension professionals with PSE change approaches, build their capacity to implement PSE change, and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Professional Development
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Bamka, William; Komar, Stephen; Melendez, Meredith; Infante-Casella, Michelle – Journal of Extension, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted traditional delivery of Extension programs. Our group of Rutgers agricultural agents responded by developing a weekly webinar series to remotely continue agricultural consultations and provide an open forum for farmers. Pandemic-related topics included farm labor, compliance with state executive orders,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Sneed, Christopher T.; Franck, Karen L.; Norman, Heather; Washburn, Lisa; Kennedy, Lauren E.; Jarvandi, Soghra; Mullins, Janet – Journal of Extension, 2020
Policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change interventions are a key part of comprehensive nutrition and health education. Although Extension educators find value in PSE approaches and report being involved in PSE work, many still indicate a lack of understanding regarding PSE approaches. We describe a unique multistate training designed to…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Capacity Building, Intervention
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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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DeCubellis, Chris; Barrick, Kirby – Journal of Extension, 2020
Sense of belonging is an essential element of a high-quality 4-H program. However, little research exists quantifying sense of belonging among 4-H club members. We measured perceived sense of belonging among Florida 4-H members in middle and high school as well as seven factors that influenced continued participation in 4-H. Parental involvement,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Youth Clubs, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Keywood, Jeannette Rea; Brill, Michelle F. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Effectively engaging individuals with developmental disabilities is essential to Extension's diversity and inclusion mandate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that over 6 million individuals have developmental disabilities. We in Extension have the potential to include a proportionate number of individuals with…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Extension Education, Professional Development, Extension Agents
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Swinton, Jonathan J.; Killian, Tasha; Wray, Paige – Journal of Extension, 2020
When completing a needs assessment, Extension professionals should include both objective county data and stakeholder input data. Specifically, Extension professionals should identify potential areas of need, source available objective data, source data from relevant county stakeholders, and analyze similarities and differences in objective and…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Rural Areas, Extension Agents, Data Analysis
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