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Kaplan, Matthew; Greenwood-Junkermeier, Heather; Bradley, Leah – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) is a yearlong certificate training program developed by Pennsylvania State University for older adults (55-plus) seeking new lifelong learning and civic engagement experiences and opportunities to contribute to innovation and change in their communities. Data from participant surveys and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Certification, Older Adults, Lifelong Learning
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Borba, John; Hill, Russell D.; Miller, JoLynn C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Youths and parents in the California 4-H program have reported issues with communication and challenges in understanding the program. As a result, we developed a family handbook and other supporting documents to help youths and parents navigate the California 4-H program. This article addresses the development, dissemination, and reach of the…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, State Programs, Agricultural Education, Organizational Communication
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Campbell, Tim; Shaw, Bret; Rao, Amulya; Klink, Jenna – Journal of Extension, 2019
As online communication becomes more important to Extension professionals, understanding how promotional strategies affect the number of people accessing online content also becomes more important. We tracked website visits resulting from four different promotional efforts to understand relative effectiveness of these efforts. Each effort was…
Descriptors: Marketing, Web Sites, Extension Education, Outreach Programs
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Monk, J. Kale; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Bordere, Tashel C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Higher education resources are increasingly limited due to declining budget revenue and other challenges. Thus, it is vital for Cooperative Extension to synergize efforts of disseminating education to the public. Promoting public scholarship in and beyond Extension is a promising initiative that can foster collaborations by leveraging existing…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Scholarship, Cooperation, Extension Agents
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Branscum, Hannah; Sallee, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2019
Scientific literacy is essential for success of youth and adults in the 21st century. In 2017, Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development initiated a fellowship program to address scientific literacy throughout Oklahoma: the STEMist program. Through this program, college students with a background or interest in science are recruited, trained, and sent to…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Youth Programs, STEM Education, Agricultural Education
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Wille, Celina G.; Garcia, Zuri; Garcia-Pabón, José L. – Journal of Extension, 2019
A statewide need for Latino cultural competency training for Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel was identified. The solution involved the collaborative efforts of our team of two USU Extension faculty members and one Washington State University (WSU) Extension faculty member on adaption and customization of a needs assessment tool and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Cultural Awareness, Extension Agents, State Universities
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Freidig, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program team used the Google+ Community platform to provide an engaging online discussion forum for asynchronous continuing education experiences. Applications of such a tool for volunteer online education have numerous benefits, including the capacity for asynchronous posting, ease of posting, privacy options, wide…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Asynchronous Communication, Continuing Education, Discussion Groups
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Ivey, Jennie L. Z.; Myer, Phillip R. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Developing creative, impactful methods for delivering research-based Extension educational material is often challenging. However, options have increased as technological advancement has made online learning accessible to stakeholders, producers/farmers, and the general public alike. An interactive timely topics web tool (TTW) can enhance…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Electronic Learning, Animals, Information Dissemination
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Torretta, Alayne; VanderWey, Scott – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Full Value Commitment is an essential tool for facilitators that defines how members of a group of adults or youths operate while moving toward the group's goals. This article outlines what goes into establishing a Full Value Commitment and provides an overview of samples that are easily replicated. Through establishing group members' verbal…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Extension Education, Persistence, Leadership Training
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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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Wright, Lindsay E.; Jeanfreau, Michelle – Journal of Extension, 2019
After deciding whether to breastfeed or formula feed, parents must determine when to introduce solid foods. We examined feeding behaviors of 131 first-time parents, applying the theory of planned behavior to our investigation. Results indicated that parents' attitudes influenced infant feeding behavior at 6 months old. Therefore, Extension…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Theories, Infants, Parent Attitudes
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Davis, Gregory A.; Stollar, Mariah K. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension professionals at all levels can use popular social media platforms to increase awareness of Extension. This article explores how our team of Extension professionals has used a blog in combination with Facebook on a weekly basis to better market Extension and our work. Every Extension professional can easily become part of a deliberate…
Descriptors: Social Media, Extension Education, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Silkwood, Gail; Wittman, Grace; Luckey, Brian – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Idaho 4-H Teen Conference program provides youths with opportunities to develop leadership skills and confidence, explore options for after high school, and work with adults as partners. The conference has been modified to include subject matter and experiences that encourage teens to "go on" to postsecondary education. Recent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conferences (Gatherings), Leadership Training, Self Esteem
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Taylor-Winney, Jennifer; Xue, Caryn; McNab, Erin; Krahn, Gloria – Journal of Extension, 2019
The "Journal of Extension" serves as a conduit for the dissemination of current research and practices within Extension and 4-H. We conducted a review of "Journal of Extension" articles published since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our purpose was to determine what practices, programs, and studies have…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Inclusion
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Kok, Car Mun; Torquati, Julia; de Guzman, Maria – Journal of Extension, 2019
Research on the family mealtime has shown its importance for youths' dietary attitudes and behaviors. Youths who have more frequent family meals often have more healthful dietary behaviors. However, little is known about the context and processes related to how family mealtimes affect youths' dietary behaviors. To address this gap, we examined the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Dietetics, Health Behavior, Eating Habits
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