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ERIC Number: EJ1226506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Evaluating Extension Program Impacts through Comparison of Knowledge and Behavior of Extension Clientele versus Others
Wang, Tong
Journal of Extension, v57 n4 Article 4RIB1 Aug 2019
A new method for evaluating the influence of Extension programming involves exploring whether Extension clientele differ from others in knowledge and behavior related to a particular topic. Analysis of South Dakota farm survey data allowed for the assessment of potential impacts of Extension through comparison of knowledge and adoption regarding soil conservation practices among farmers who did and did not use Extension. Results suggest that, controlling for some farmer and farm characteristics, use of Extension is associated with higher levels of knowledge and greater adoption rates. The new evaluation methodology can be used for assessing broad-scale impacts across Extension program areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota
Grant or Contract Numbers: G17AC00337