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Lobley, Jennifer; Edwards, Harriett C.; Vettern, Rachelle; Lesmeister, Marilyn K.; McKinley, Steve – Journal of Extension, 2019
The National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum is an alternative to multistate, face-to-face volunteer forums. Building on the success of regional e-forums, a collaborative group planned and offered three webinars that were relevant, economical, consistent, and convenient to attend. A blended learning strategy can successfully be used for focusing on both…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Volunteers, Extension Education, Seminars
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Parajuli, Rajan; McConnell, Eric; Tanger, Shaun; Henderson, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
State agencies and Extension professionals often employ IMPLAN software and associated data to conduct economic contribution analyses of the forest sector. Economic contribution reports often vary with regard to modeling, results presentation, and interpretation of estimates. We present practical guidelines for report users on how to better…
Descriptors: Forestry, Economic Impact, Input Output Analysis, Models
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Lane, Trevor C.; Sanders, Christina – Journal of Extension, 2019
Elected officials, an audience essential to the relevance and funding of Extension, may lack knowledge of Extension's capacity to engage with them in solving local problems, building consensus, and improving strategic planning or governance. They may not consider that by collaborating with locally knowledgeable Extension professionals, they also…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Extension Education, Counties, Government Employees
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Monk, J. Kale; Vennum, Amber V.; Kanter, Jeremy B. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Crowdfunding is a resource that allows individuals or groups to raise funds while simultaneously engaging relevant communities and, thus, is an important tool for Extension specialists. We provide recommended steps for successful crowdfunding, including tips for identifying a website, developing or refining a proposal, and crafting a marketing and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Fund Raising
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Arnold, Mary E.; Gandy, Jonathan – Journal of Extension, 2019
Recently, a new program model for describing and predicting the impact of 4-H on youths was proposed. The model's structure was confirmed statistically in preliminary testing. However, youth voice had not been included in the development of the model. This article describes a study intended to assess the alignment of the six thriving indicators…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agricultural Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Wang, Tong – Journal of Extension, 2019
A new method for evaluating the influence of Extension programming involves exploring whether Extension clientele differ from others in knowledge and behavior related to a particular topic. Analysis of South Dakota farm survey data allowed for the assessment of potential impacts of Extension through comparison of knowledge and adoption regarding…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Behavior
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Cooper, Robert J.; VanderWey, Scott A.; Wright, Kevin C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Within Extension, certain personnel, facilitators, and volunteers expected to conduct research in the form of program evaluation may have little or no training in effective research design and practices. This circumstance can lead to difficulties in the implementation of evaluation procedures, particularly with regard to program evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Fidelity, Extension Education, Program Implementation
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Radhakrishna, Rama; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Tobin, Daniel – Journal of Extension, 2019
We present a framework to help those working in Extension connect program designs with appropriate evaluation designs to improve evaluation. The framework links four distinct Extension program domains--service, facilitation, content transformation, and transformative education--with three types of evaluation design--preexperimental,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Design, Evaluation Methods, Research Design
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Gilmore, Troy E.; Korus, Jesse; Pennisi, Lisa; Martin, Derrel; Pekarek, Katie – Journal of Extension, 2019
We conducted a needs assessment to identify watershed science training needs for locally elected directors of Nebraska's 23 natural resources districts (NRDs). We interviewed NRD staff and surveyed NRD directors to determine training needs and identify relevant topics and preferred delivery formats. We found that training would be valuable;…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Water, Educational Needs, Administrators
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Diaz, John; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Warner, Laura A. – Journal of Extension, 2019
In this era of accountability, Extension agents are expected to evaluate their programs for accountability. New Extension agents are not exempt from this expectation. If they lack evaluation capacity, this scenario can contribute to frustration and burnout. Therefore, it is paramount to explore new Extension agents' evaluation challenges and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Extension Agents, Accountability, Capacity Building
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Caskey, Mary; Christiansen, Bonnie; Hakes, Stephanie; Held, Patti; Hyunjun, Kim; De La Rosa Mateo, Carolina – Journal of Extension, 2019
Reporting requirements for capturing data on the delivery of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) have evolved. University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension developed the SNAP Education Evaluation and Database System (SEEDS) to capture unduplicated participant information for SNAP-Ed programming conducted by U of M Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Databases, Data Collection
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Qu, Shuyang; Fischer, Laura; Rumble, Joy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Childhood obesity is one of the leading problems facing Americans today. As children continue to struggle with both obesity and food insecurity, many parents and doctors look to schools to be responsible for providing healthful meals. The aim of the Farm to School (F2S) program is to bring fresh, local produce into school cafeterias. Aligning with…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Food Service, Extension Education, Barriers
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DePhelps, Colette; Newman, Soren; Golden, Lauren; Mayes, Iris – Journal of Extension, 2019
A whole-farm planning course in Idaho has evolved from an in-person course offered by a single instructor in one location to an online course to a hybrid learning course that combines online learning with in-person and webinar components offered simultaneously at multiple sites across the state. Evaluation data suggest that all three approaches…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Agricultural Education, Online Courses, Experiential Learning
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Bird, Marianne; Wilkins, Tamekia – Journal of Extension, 2019
A data party is an engaging way to involve stakeholders in program evaluation. We explain the use of a data party for engaging 4-H program stakeholders (e.g., staff and volunteers) in data interpretation and helping them understand, embrace, and use program evaluation information to make data-driven decisions about their programs. We present two…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Stakeholders, Data Interpretation, Data Use
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Angima, Sam; Carroll, Jan B.; Reed, Scott – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension awards recognize programs that have achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues. Whether an individual or a team is recognized, the awardees gain inspiration and motivation and may attain promotion and/or tenure. The Western Region Program Leadership Committee oversees a special award…
Descriptors: Awards, Extension Education, Scoring Rubrics, Regional Programs
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