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Kostelic, Amy; Yelland, Erin; Smith, Allison; Goss, Kaylee – Journal of Extension, 2020
Keys to Embracing Aging is a research-based, peer-reviewed curriculum intended to increase 12 healthful behaviors correlated with overall wellness and longevity. Both comprehensive and interactive, this scripted initiative can be used to creatively motivate and empower participants to embrace healthful lifestyles, make healthful living a habit,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Health Promotion, Curriculum, Health Behavior
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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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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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Anderson, Kathleen P.; Pulec, Kate E.; Skelly, Christine D.; Wright, Ashley D.; Greene, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Our multistate group of state horse specialists produced and evaluated impacts from six webinars and online short courses (webinar plus additional content) addressing current industry issues: pasture-associated laminitis, equine herpesvirus-1, disaster preparedness, sales fraud, rescues/rehoming, and manure management. We identified no differences…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Internet, Seminars, Web Based Instruction
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Russell, Mia B.; Liggans, Girvin L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
We conducted a cross-sectional study grounded in job demands--resources theory to examine the relationship between job characteristics and burnout across Extension disciplines. Job demands predicted burnout regardless of discipline; however, job resources predicted burnout for only three of the five disciplines studied--agriculture, family and…
Descriptors: Burnout, Case Studies, Correlation, Rural Extension
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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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Arnold, Nicole; Yang, Lily; Boyer, Renee – Journal of Extension, 2020
An infosheet series titled "Safe Processing, Safe Food" has been developed and branded. The series is composed of peer-reviewed infosheets depicting conventional and emerging food processing technologies (FPTs) used to make foods safer. The goals of developing the infosheet series were to help Extension educators and, subsequently, the…
Descriptors: Food, Food Service, Food Standards, Safety
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Jones, Jennifer A.; Simonne, Eric; Banis, Lesley – Journal of Extension, 2020
Collaborations between Extension and nonprofit organizations have the potential to increase programmatic outcomes and generate revenue. One challenge in establishing such collaborations is identifying potential collaborators. We organized a structured networking workshop to foster such relationships. Of 28 participants, 24 completed the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Workshops, Agency Cooperation
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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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Jacobs, Laurel; Orzech, Kathryn; Goodman, Greg; LeGros, Theresa; Martinez, Stephanie – Journal of Extension, 2020
Coalitions are central to Extension's community-based programs. To assess characteristics that support well-functioning coalitions and to support coalitions in which Extension stakeholders participate, we used the Wilder Collaboration Factors Inventory to assess 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education coalitions on the basis of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition, Social Services, Outreach Programs
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Bates, James S.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Yelland, Erin L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The North Central Region Aging Network (NCRAN) formed out of a need to strengthen the potential for meeting curricular and educational demands related to the topic of aging. By pooling resources, establishing interactive and consistent methods of idea sharing, working collectively to assess community needs, and launching professional development…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Regional Programs, Aging Education, Extension Education
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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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