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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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Burrows, Michelle; Sorensen, Tyson; Spielmaker, Debra – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Agriculture is essential to meeting our basic human needs for food, clothing and shelter, however; many citizens lack the agricultural literacy to understand the connection between agriculture, the environment and themselves. It is necessary for individuals to be agriculturally literate to make informed every-day decisions. It is vital that young…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Agricultural Education, Multiple Literacies, Teacher Attitudes
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Pauley, Catlin M.; McKim, Aaron J.; Hodbod, Jennifer – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Scholarship within the social sciences of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) exists, in part, to inform solutions to complex problems. Increasingly, complex problems are found at the nexus of social and ecological systems; therefore, scholarship within the social sciences of AFNR must mirror this social-ecological characteristic.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Ecology, Social Systems, Social Sciences
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Warner, Laura A.; Rumble, Joy N.; Rogers-Randolph, Tiffany – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Water quality is a complex issue and residential fertilizer can be one of the many contributors to poor water quality. Working with residential audiences to help them understand and reduce their impacts on water quality is an important task among many agricultural education and Extension professionals. In order to effectively work with residential…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Best Practices, Agricultural Production
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Thiel, Brooke L.; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine the association between involvement in agriscience research SAEs and student's perceptions of 21st century skill attainment. Tenth through twelfth grade students enrolled at three purposely selected high schools were surveyed to assess their current level of perceived 21st century skills attainment.…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Correlation, Agriculture, Research
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Ingram, Melissa L.; Sorensen, Tyson J.; Warnick, Brian K.; Lawver, Rebecca G. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Nationwide, agricultural education has experienced a shortage of qualified school-based agriculture teachers for over four decades. Students who seek careers as agriculture teachers are often those who participated in agricultural education and FFA in high school. The Ag Ed FITChoice┬« Model (Lawver 2009; Lawver & Torres, 2012) was used as the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Phenomenology, Extension Agents
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Settle, Quisto; Rumble, Joy N.; McCarty, Keelee – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The public has more choices than ever when it comes to choosing media, which has led to gaps in knowledge across members of the public. Investigating motivational differences across demographic groups to pay attention to agriculture-related news could address knowledge gaps related to agriculture-related issues. The Elaboration Likelihood Model…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Motivation, Attitude Change, Probability
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Rumble, Joy N.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Ellis, Jason D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural educators, leaders, communicators, and extension professionals are faced with the increasingly difficult task of sharing science-based information to a public that is exposed to an array of media options, which are not always factual. Additionally, issues related to agriculture and natural resources (ANR) have become increasingly…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Information Dissemination
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Clemons, Chris; Lindner, James R.; Murray, Bruce; Cook, Mike P.; Sams, Brandon; Williams, Gwendolyn – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the confluence of agricultural literacy, what it means to be agriculturally literate, and if a gap between agricultural literacy and being agriculturally literate existed. Two primary research questions framed this study: 1) How do agriculture professionals define agricultural literacy? 2) What does it mean…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Literacy, Agricultural Education, Knowledge Level
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Skelton, Peter; Blackburn, J. Joey; Stair, Kristin S.; Levy, Natalie; Dormody, Thomas J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Inquiry-based teaching methods have been found to enhance students' abilities to understand the process of scientific inquiry. The purpose of this study was to determine if middle school students taught through an inquiry-based teaching approach consisting of scientific skill development, scientific knowledge, and scientific reasoning were more…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agricultural Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Sandlin, M'Randa R.; Perez, Kauahi – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural literacy programs are effective pathways to informally teach the public about agriculture through stakeholder (attendee and exhibitor) interaction. Such programs are generally evaluated using attendee feedback but fail to include exhibitors' experience. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a local community agricultural event by…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Interaction, Exhibits, Feedback (Response)
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Brandt, Molly; Forbes, Cory; Keshwani, Jenny – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The public is more disconnected from agriculture than ever. Americans are now two to four generations removed from the farm with a majority of Americans having no direct experience in agriculture. As a result, the public lacks the knowledge and appreciation of the food, fuel, and fiber it demands. The National Agricultural Learning Objectives…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Scientific Literacy, Agricultural Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Rice, Amber H.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to conceptualize the pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of experienced agriculture teachers in the plant sciences. The overarching theme that emerged during data collection and analysis was the influence of beliefs on participants' PCK. This finding guided subsequent data collection and analysis that…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Agricultural Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Ruth, Taylor K.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Rumble, Joy N.; Ellis, Jason D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension agents across the nation will need to facilitate difficult conversations with the public if genetic modification (GM) science is used to combat citrus greening disease. This study used the innovation characteristics described by Rogers to explore if using GM science as a solution to citrus greening had diffused amongst US residents. An…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Genetics, Food
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Stofer, Kathryn A.; Newberry, Milton G., III – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
"Agriscience" is an emerging field at the intersection of recently separate fields of "agriculture" and "science." For meaningful communication with and engagement of public audiences around agriscience, researchers, educators, and the public must have a consensus definition. We used personal meaning mapping to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Comparative Analysis, Agriculture, Scientific Literacy
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