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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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Bertsch. Bob; Hemmstra, Jill; Golick Doug – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension professionals are being asked to address complex public issues. Doing so requires cocreative approaches that engage, in a significant way, the people affected by these issues. Successful engagement, however, requires specific skills and a cocreative mind-set. Extension professionals in two states participated in learning circles to…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Stakeholders, Problem Solving, Professional Development
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Lower, El; Sturtevant, Rochelle; Gill, Devin – Journal of Extension, 2020
Videoconferencing is a low-cost, high-reward tool for engaging stakeholders in participatory design and usability testing for online Extension products. This article details how we used the videoconference program BlueJeans to facilitate the redesign of the Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System database and highlights the…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Stakeholders, Computer System Design, Web Sites
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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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Davis, Elizabeth; Ward, Callie; Francis, David – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article provides information on how to use virtual reality equipment to increase participant engagement as well as suggestions for incorporating virtual reality activities into Extension youth programming. These are lessons learned through the use of virtual reality by Extension faculty. Virtual reality equipment can increase participant…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Braverman, Marc T. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension evaluation studies often can provide the basis for valuable disciplinary contributions. This article presents recommendations for developing academic journal manuscripts from Extension evaluations. A journal article will be focused on research questions that may be distinctly different from the evaluation questions that drove the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Program Evaluation
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Dietz, Michael E. – Journal of Extension, 2020
Winter deicing results in substantial export of road salts to fresh waters and causes numerous ecological problems. Extension faculty and other educators at the University of Connecticut implemented New Hampshire's Green SnowPro program, a voluntary training program for salt applicators. University of Connecticut facilities staff applied 3,479…
Descriptors: Weather, Environmental Influences, Job Training, Economic Impact
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Berven, Brandi C.; Franck, Karen L.; Hastings, Shirley W. – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article describes Tennessee Extension's creation and implementation of a competency assessment and development program for new Extension agents. The program is based on results of a Delphi study that identified critical soft skill competencies new Extension agents need to be successful in building partnerships and delivering Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Job Skills, Professional Development, Minimum Competencies
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Dormody, Thomas J.; Skelton, Peter; Rodriguez, Gabrielle; Dubois, David W.; VanLeeuwen, Dawn – Journal of Extension, 2020
At an Extension youth agricultural science center, our team developed and pilot tested a five-lesson weather and climate science curriculum for middle school-aged youths. As part of the endeavor, we conducted an item analysis of the five worksheets used across the lessons and determined relationships between worksheet scores and pretest/posttest…
Descriptors: Worksheets, Weather, Climate, Rural Extension
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Bastin, Sandra; Plonski, Paula; Najor, Jeannie; Cotterill, Debra – Journal of Extension, 2020
Super Star Chef is an experiential summer youth nutrition education and cooking program designed to enhance participants' nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, cooking self-efficacy, and intention to eat more fruits and vegetables. In a program evaluation comprising a single-sample pretest-posttest design, participants' pretest and…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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Li, Jacinda C.; Welsh, Janet A.; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Nix, Robert L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
An Extension-implemented parent-focused childhood obesity intervention designed to improve family functioning around healthful eating and exercise was evaluated. Thirty-six parents and their children, aged 5-13, were randomized to a 12-week intervention condition or control condition. Intervention parents, compared to control group parents, felt…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Intervention, Extension Education
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Zapata, Martha Isabel; Morris, Amanda Sheffield; Jespersen, Jens E.; Stiller-Titchener, Kelly – Journal of Extension, 2020
We evaluated an early literacy initiative implemented in partnership with faith-based organizations. Heads of the initiative train church leaders to host monthly literacy events during which those leaders educate parents about child development and model dialogic reading behaviors while caregivers and their children follow along. A survey and…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Partnerships in Education, Parent Education, Extension Education
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Ashurst, Kerri; Weisenhorn, David; Atkinson, Tyrone – Journal of Extension, 2020
The purpose of the study addressed in this article was to gather information from military service members and their teenage children attending Extension camping programs together. We used a pretest and a posttest to examine resilience of both groups and compared other postprogram youth outcome measures to a normative sample. We found…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Military Personnel, Adolescents, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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Scheer, Scott D. – Journal of Extension, 2020
To reach the goals of outreach and Extension programs, a program planning model is essential. A new model is presented to ensure program success; it is the human development-ecoLogic model (HD-ELM). The HD-ELM components are as follows: HD--human development characteristics and implications for target audience; E--modified ecological systems…
Descriptors: Program Development, Outreach Programs, Extension Education, Individual Development
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