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Holt-Day, Jenna; Curren, Leah; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
YouTube has existed since 2005. Since that time, many marketing professionals have used the site to combine sight, sound, motion, and emotion to appeal to a target audience. USDA-regulated and producer-funded agricultural research and promotion, or checkoff programs, are no different, and many have used YouTube's platform to reach consumers. This…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Social Media, Video Technology, Federal Programs
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Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L.; Bird, William A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Due to the competitive nature of Career Development Events (CDEs), teachers must utilize various instructional and motivational strategies to engage students and encourage student participation. This qualitative intrinsic case study analyzed the motivational practices of a previously successful agriculture education teacher to determine the…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Agricultural Education, Competition, Learner Engagement
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Murray, Susan; Riggs, Angel; Montgomery, Diane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Consumers' perceptions of the terminology used on food production labels may lead to a perceived risk, which influences their grocery shopping decisions. Risk perception is the consumers' belief that he or she may be exposed to something that is harmful or uncertain. Women are more aware of food labels due to their perceived risk associated with…
Descriptors: Females, Attitudes, Merchandise Information, Food
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Shellhouse, Jarred A.; Spratley, Sophie L.; Suarez, Cecilia E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study examined the motivating factors that influenced prospective graduate students' choice in pursuing an advanced degree and choosing an institution at which to study. This article articulates the qualitative piece of a larger study which sought to understand these reasons and why they were important. Interviews from 15 current graduate…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Graduate Students, Social Sciences, College Choice
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Figland, Whitney L.; Blackburn, J. Joey; Roberts, Richie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
In higher education classrooms, teacher-centered instruction remains the dominant learning approach. However, as calls have increased for university graduates to demonstrate the ability to solve complex problems, active learning strategies such as flipped classrooms and team-based learning (TBL), have emerged as popular approaches to ensure…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Agricultural Education
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Bird, William A.; Bowling, Amanda M.; Ball, Anna L. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This study's purpose was to determine the influence of involvement level, autonomy, and reflection during FFA civic engagement activities on students' self-perceived civic responsibility levels. The study utilized a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent comparison group design. The treatment consisted of two groups: an experimental reflection group…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Personal Autonomy, Reflection, Citizenship Responsibility
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DiBenedetto, Catherine A.; Willis, Victoria C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Awareness of one's knowledge, skills, and dispositions are important for college graduates to excel in the workforce. The purpose of this study was to administer a needs assessment to students enrolled in the Agricultural Sciences department at Clemson University to determine areas of discrepancy based on perceived levels of proficiency and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Career Readiness, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Claflin, Kellie; Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the routes to certification and turnover intentions of agriculture teachers to identify differences between alternatively and traditionally certified teachers. The population consisted of a census of early career agriculture teachers in Wisconsin with fewer than three years of teaching (N = 67) with a…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Faculty Mobility, Agricultural Education, Beginning Teachers
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Dickey, Kristyn J.; Alpízar, Amy E. Boren; Irlbeck, Erica; Burris, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The Growing Recruits for Urban Business (GRUB) is an urban agricultural education program in Lubbock, Texas with a focus on youth development. The mission of the program is to provide at-risk youth with the opportunity to learn technical agricultural skills and leadership skills through the management of a 5.5-acre farm. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Urban Programs, Agricultural Education, Youth Programs, Urban Education
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Wells, Trent; Miller, Greg – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Simulator technologies such as virtual reality (VR) can serve as practical tools in the educational process. VR technology applications can be effectively used for weld process training. Weld process training can often be found in university-level agricultural education settings. We sought to determine if using a VR technology application within…
Descriptors: Welding, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Agricultural Education
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Frost, Keith J.; Rayfield, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
With the continued shortage of teachers in agricultural education, the teacher preparation faculty in agricultural education at Texas Tech University began a series of investigations evaluating the teacher preparation program. These evaluations sought to identify areas for improvement and determine if elements of the student teaching experience…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs, Influences
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Baldock, Kalynn; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Inquiry-based learning supports constructivism theory and has been used by both Comenius (1592-1670) and Dewey (1859-1952) in early educational settings. Incorporating inquiry-based instruction into the agriculture classroom, while beneficial, brings with it challenges for teachers and learners. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Students
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Wells, Trent; Miller, Greg – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Technology in school settings has undergone a tremendous degree of evolution in recent decades. Educational technologies can be used for a wide range of applications. In school-based agricultural education (SBAE) settings, an assortment of educational technologies is often used to achieve instructional objectives. As a computer-based technology,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Agricultural Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lamm, Kevan W.; Powell, Alyssa N.; Holt, Jessica; Borron, Abigail; Atkins, D. Keith – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Rural stress is the physiological reaction brought upon by internal and socioeconomic stressors characteristic of rural residents. This type of stress is exacerbated by the complex issues facing rural populations and serves to inhibit the growth of vibrant, resilient communities. The current study sought to construct and validate an instrument…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Stress Variables, Rural Extension, Physiology
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Albritton, Matthew C.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Many students currently in preservice agricultural education teacher education programs do not have traditional agricultural backgrounds. Many of those students are experiencing skills they will be required to teach or utilize upon employment for the first and sometimes only time in introductory course work within their teacher education programs.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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