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Warner, Laura A.; Lamm, Alexa J.; White, Sarah A.; Fisher, Paul R.; Beattie, Peyton N. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Extension professionals help important agricultural sectors across the country resolve challenges using science-based practices that enhance environmental and social wellbeing while supporting businesses. Nursery and greenhouse growers comprise one of the largest sectors of U.S. agriculture, and this group is challenged to conserve water without…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Critical Thinking, Innovation
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Rampold, Shelli D.; Lamm, Alexa J.; McKee, Brandon – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The benefits to the environment associated with farmer adoption of Best Management Practices (BMPs) is well documented, yet the agricultural industry has resisted widespread acceptance and implementation. Network support, level of education/knowledge, and financial concerns have all been found as contributing factors impacting adoption. Extension…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Agricultural Occupations, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Goodwin, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Student engagement in Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) offer tremendous opportunities for content learning, leadership development, and career preparation. Included in the scope of CTSOs are skills contests, competitions designed to test student knowledge and skills within respective content areas. Within school-based…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Career Development, Leadership Training, Agricultural Education
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Windon, Suzanna R.; Cochran, Graham R.; Scheer, Scott D.; Rodriguez, Mary T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Extension program assistants' turnover intention is a key indicator of human resource development practice and overall effectiveness of organizational leadership. We used a survey design with four instruments to investigate the factors that influenced 149 Ohio State University Extension program assistants' turnover intention. The data showed…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Labor Turnover, Job Satisfaction, Intention
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Windon, Suzanna R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Social scientists viewed job satisfaction as a worker's emotions and experience at workplace and his or her responses to that experience. The program assistants are essential extension employees who help extension educators recruit clientele and deliver educational programs. This study was conducted to determine the factors affecting program…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Extension Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, State Universities
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Warner, Laura A.; Silvert, Colby J.; Benge, Matt – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The objective in this study was to explore factors that shape how residents manage their home landscapes, and we applied Rogers' (2003) Diffusion of Innovations to understand fertilizer practices and implications for Extension programming to address non-point source pollution. Data were drawn from a statewide survey of 1,197 Floridians. We…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Innovation, Educational Needs, Extension Education
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Wright, Kendall M.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Epps, Rebekah B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
With the increasing interdependence of international agriculture, agricultural education has, and will, continue to play a significant role in the success of all nations' agriculture. The purpose of this research synthesis was to examine the literature on international agricultural education since 1975 to identify major research themes and…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, International Education, Educational Research, Transformative Learning
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Cline, Lauren Lewis; Rosson, Haley; Weeks, Penny Pennington – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Women faculty membership in the American Association for Agricultural Education was 14.6% in 2003 and is now 21.9%. With strategic goals to build a more inclusive and collaborative culture within the association, the need to recruit and retain diverse faculty remains in agricultural and extension education (AEE). The purpose of this critical…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, College Faculty, Agricultural Education
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Dewald, Stacey; Leggette, Holli R.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Berthold, Allen; Wagner, Kevin – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Elevated levels of bacteria impact the use of the Little River watershed in Texas. The amount of bacteria entering the waterway could be reduced if landowners within the watershed received water-related information and adopted best management practices. However, landowners' access to water-related information is limited, perhaps, because the…
Descriptors: Ownership, Land Use, Agricultural Education, Extension Education
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Warner, Laura A.; Diaz, John M.; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Water availability is an important issue addressed by Cooperative Extension programs nationwide. Rapid population growth and urbanization present unique challenges and opportunities for Extension programming. In this study, we explored whether urban Extension audiences in Florida had unique characteristics that could be used to design tailored…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Extension Education, Behavioral Science Research
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Taylor, Melissa; Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Rampold, Shelli D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural communicators and extension educators need to make scientific information about global warming, a critical component of climate change, more salient to the general public to increase knowledge and to encourage people to take action to mitigate its effect; however, views on global warming are diverse. Scientists have repeatedly shown…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Scientific and Technical Information, Information Dissemination
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Beattie, Peyton N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N.; Ellis, Jason D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Genetic modification (GM) science has received considerable pushback from consumers despite the research finding GM products are safe for consumption. This may be partly due to the disconnect between consumers and farms since most consumers are disconnected from the farm by at least three generations. The largest consumer population is composed of…
Descriptors: Genetics, Agricultural Engineering, Extension Education, Food
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Sowcik, Matthew; Benge, Matt; Niewoehner-Green, Jera – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
County Extension Directors (CED) are tasked with a myriad of responsibilities, many of which are directly related to leadership skills. Despite the identification of competencies and skills needed by CEDs in order to maintain successful programs, little research has been conducted on actual Extension leadership programming. Even more uncommon in…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Leadership Training, Online Courses
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Kopiyawattage, Kumudu P. P.; Warner, Laura A.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Extension is challenged with meeting the needs of a variety of stakeholders. As the country becomes more urban, Extension may need to adapt programming to reach new clients. Having an understanding about what, when, and how urban food producers gather information is important to address their needs. Information that is relevant, up-to-date, and…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Extension Education
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Rumble, Joy N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Gay, Keegan D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The Cooperative Extension Service has performed the role of educator and change agent for more than a century. Changes occurring during this period caused Extension to extend its influence beyond the farm and traditional roles. Today, Extension faces controversial public issues and unparalleled levels of policy and regulation impacting agriculture…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Public Policy, Change Agents
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