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Lindner, James R.; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Dissemination of research is a critical part of the research process. Researchers in agricultural education have long embraced this process. However, the Internet has changed the ways in which research is disseminated, with the potential for much broader impacts around the world. The purpose of this study was to provide a benchmark of the current…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Educational Research, Periodicals, Research Methodology
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Extension's ability to purposively develop the capacity of its agents to effectively work with and lead people is limited by a lack of data that identifies for which competencies agents need training. Interpersonal leadership competencies are widely recognized as important for Extension professionals and the literature indicates they are linked…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Qualities, Training
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Harder, Amy; Narine, Lendel K.; Wells, Ondine – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Determining strategies for success within the urban environment is necessary for Cooperative Extension to accomplish its mission, particularly given the large percentage of Americans who now reside in or near cities. Three levels of needs exist within a system such as Extension: primary user, service provider, and system resources. A needs…
Descriptors: Urban Extension, Counties, Needs, Strategic Planning
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Ali, Amanda D.; Harder, Amy; Lindsey, Angela; Lundy, Lisa; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: While Extension agents should be ready to deal with recovery efforts, emotional stress can hinder their ability to respond effectively. This study sought to provide overall insights into Florida's Extension agents' ability to engage in post-hurricane response. Design/Methodology/Approach: Resilience and coping literature facilitated a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Coping, Extension Agents, Natural Disasters
Roberts, T. Grady; Rodriguez, Mary T.; Gouldthorpe, Jessica L.; Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Harder, Amy; Hartmann, Marta – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The National Research Council (2009) emphasized the importance of enhancing the undergraduate experience to better prepare graduates to work in a global economy. The NRC went further to suggest college faculty might need professional development to make appropriate changes. In 2010, as a part of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, eight…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
Harder, Amy; Zelaya, Priscilla; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Extension organizations are challenged to provide onboarding to new employees that is comprehensive and high quality, yet cost-effective. The purpose of this study was to explore Extension agents' perceptions of participating in an onboarding program that used a blended approach involving face-to-face and online learning components. The objectives…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Attitude Measures, Blended Learning
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Narine, Lendel K.; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: The effectiveness of new extension approaches hinges on farmers' willingness to adopt innovative ways to interact with extension. Therefore, this study explored farmers' willingness to use mobile text messaging for two-way interactions with Ministry Extension officers. Design/Methodology/Approach: Guided by the Unified Theory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Agricultural Occupations, Telecommunications
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Hurst, Sara D.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and attitudes of secondary agriculture teachers regarding global agricultural issues. A randomized national sample of 417 teachers were surveyed using a modified version of the International Agricultural Awareness and Understanding Survey (Wingenbach, Boyd, Lindner, Dick, Arispe, & Haba,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Global Approach, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers
Mazurkewicz, Melissa; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Higher education institutions are attempting to use teaching farms to provide hands-on learning experiences to students, but there is a lack of research on the degree of cognitive engagement at teaching farms. Kolb's model provided the theoretical framework for assessing evidence of experiential learning in courses using teaching farms.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evidence, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Nonformal education is learner-centered and provides knowledge in a practical manner to participants. Master Gardener is a nonformal extension horticultural program that includes extensive requirements to earn certification. The purpose of this study was to examine the Mergener Education Participation Scale (M-EPS) to evaluate adult motivations to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sampling, Nonformal Education, Mail Surveys
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Harder, Amy; Lamm, Alexa; Roberts, T. Grady; Navarro, Maria; Ricketts, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Today's college graduates in agricultural and life sciences must be prepared to work in a global society. Increasing the integration of international content into on-campus courses requires globally competent faculty members. This study reports faculty's initial attitudes and beliefs about Latin American culture prior to participating in a 12-day…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Latin American Culture, Teacher Attitudes
Scheer, Scott D.; Cochran, Graham R.; Harder, Amy; Place, Nick T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast an academic extension education model with an Extension human resource management model. The academic model of 19 competencies was similar across the 22 competencies of the Extension human resource management model. There were seven unique competencies for the human resource management model.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Competence, Models, Comparative Analysis
Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Extension has enhanced the lives of U.S. citizens through adult education in a myriad of ways. However, as budgets get tighter, accountability becomes increasingly more important. Over the years, Extension has reported low level impacts rather than the long-term successes that those working within the system know are occurring. Without enhanced…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Accountability, Extension Agents, Attitudes
Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harder, Amy; Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
There has been a call for faculty at academic institutions to improve the quality of their educational programs. Previous research findings have found that the size and focus of the institution impacts the quality and resources given to instructional activities. However, it has been noted that traditionally research-focused institutions now are…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Distance Education, Self Concept, Knowledge Level
Terry, Bryan; Harder, Amy; Pracht, Dale – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Volunteers can be an important resource of many nonprofit organizations. The ability to meet the mission, goals and objectives of nonprofit organizations often depends upon the effectiveness of volunteer involvement in direct service delivery or indirect program support. Volunteer involvement utilizes financial and non-financial resources of an…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteers, Agriculture
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