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Sandlin, M'Randa R.; Price, Melissa R.; Perez, Kauahi – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The integration of hard and soft skills has become increasingly important to employers. Colleges of agriculture and natural sciences can facilitate the development of these skills in their students. The purpose of this study was to explore impacts of a behavioral style learning unit on soft skill development with 15 students enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Agricultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Qu, Shuyang; Lamm, Alexa; Rumble, Joy; Telg, Ricky – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study assessed how the personal value associated with local food messages in an online video format influenced U.S. consumers' attitudes toward local food. To accomplish this, we created two video treatments focusing on how local food supports the local economy and strengthens social connections, respectively. We developed two scales to…
Descriptors: Food, Information Dissemination, Public Opinion, Video Technology
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Mars, Matthew M.; Hart, Jeni – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
In this paper, we explored the academic and professional aspirations, experiences, and perspectives of 11 women pursuing graduate degrees based in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields within research-intensive agriculture colleges at three land grant research universities in the United States (U.S.). Using principles…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Agricultural Education, STEM Education
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Easterly, R. G., III.; Myers, B. E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The most optimal way to prepare teachers is a source of debate and inquiry. The common view held in school-based agricultural education is to use professional development to augment what teachers learned in their teacher preparation program. This has been typically implemented through induction support and generic professional development. Fessler…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Delphi Technique, Faculty Development, Vocational Education Teachers
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Putnam, Brianne B.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Lundy, Lisa K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
In order to address the complex challenges facing the agricultural and natural resource industry, extension educators must collaborate with opinion leaders. Extension educators can use the assistance of opinion leaders in program design and implementation in order to best meet the needs of stakeholders and the public. Collaboration between…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Natural Resources, Agricultural Occupations, Water
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Warner, Laura A.; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N.; Momol, Esen – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Targeted agricultural education programs can play a role in solving complex water issues. This article applies importance-performance analysis to examine dimensions of water resources that may inform local water conservation campaigns in the United States. The purpose of this study was to generate a deep understanding of home irrigation users'…
Descriptors: Water, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Geographic Location
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Rank, Bryan D.; Smalley, Scott W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify the perception of students enrolled in an initial early field experience (EFE) in relation to the components of the agricultural education model. The students enrolled in the initial field experience were freshmen and sophomore students. The initial field experience course consisted of four face-to-face…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers
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Easterly, R.G., III.; Myers, Brian E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Desimone's core features of professional development (PD) guides the PD for teachers. The purpose of this study was to examine the PD practice of School-Based Agricultural Education (SBAE) teachers in the enthusiastic and growing career stage. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with five teachers from five different states. The…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Faculty Development, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Ebner, Paul; McNamara, Kevin; Deering, Amanda; Oliver, Haley; Rahimi, Mirwais; Faisal, Hamid – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Afghanistan remains an agrarian country with most analyses holding food production and processing as key to recovery. To date, however, there are no public or private higher education departments focused on food technology. To bridge this gap, Herat University initiated a new academic department conferring BS degrees in food technology. Models for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Everett, Michael W.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Strengthening knowledge and skills in mathematics is critically important to preparing the next generation of innovators, problem solvers, and interdisciplinary thinkers. School-based agricultural education offers a valuable context to co-develop mathematics knowledge and skills alongside knowledge and skills in agriculture, food, and natural…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Mathematics Skills, Knowledge Level, Agricultural Education
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Roberts, Richie; Ramsey, Jon W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Urban agricultural educators face a number of unique challenges in performing their job duties. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand the essence of urban agricultural educators' meaning in their work by exploring their lived experiences. In this study, the essence emerged in the form of a metaphor: A Black Swan. The black swan…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Agricultural Education, Teaching Experience, Urban Teaching
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Kumar Chaudhary, Anil; Warner, Laura A.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Rumble, Joy N.; Cantrell, Randall A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension professionals can play a role in addressing water scarcity issues by helping home landscape irrigation users to conserve water. This study used survey research to examine the relationship between several variables, including attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, personal norms, demographic factors, and past…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Conservation (Environment), Water, Extension Education
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McKim, Aaron J.; Pauley, C. M.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Learning environments combining agriculture, food, natural resources, and leadership knowledge and skills are increasingly essential in preparing students for future success. School-based agricultural education offers a premier context in which to teach leadership within agriculture, food, and natural resources curriculum. However, providing…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Food, Natural Resources
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Urban, Emily; Navarro, Maria; Borron, Abigail – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Faculty development programs for internationalization of the curriculum in higher education are often evaluated for short- and medium-term outcomes, but more long-term assessments are needed to determine impact. This study examined the long-term (6 years) impacts on faculty from colleges of agriculture after participating in a one-year…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Program Effectiveness
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Huang, Pei-wen; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension educators have diligently educated the general public about water conservation. Incorporating audiences' personal experience into educational programming is recommended as an approach to effectively enhance audiences' adoption of water conservation practices. To ensure the impact on the audiences and environment, understanding the…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Extension Education, Water Quality, Conservation (Environment)
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