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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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Helmers, Matthew J.; Youngquist, Timothy D.; Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Video Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Agricultural Education
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Donaldson, Joseph L.; Gallimore, Lori; Swanson, Doug – Journal of Extension, 2019
Our study describes factors that influence Extension 4-H professionals' likelihood of participating in a professional development experience. We used a work group-developed survey to measure the level of influence of nine factors. Through convenience sampling, we obtained 558 responses from 4-H professionals representing all regions of the country…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Professional Development
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Stotz, Sarah; Lee, Jung Sun; Rong, Hui; Murray, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2019
Through focus group interviews, we examined the perceptions of Extension peer nutrition educators (n = 6) and low-income adults (n = 8) regarding the feasibility of an e-learning nutrition education program, titled Food eTalk, tailored to Georgians eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). Findings indicated two…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Low Income Groups, Adult Education
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Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Continuing Education, Self Management, Diabetes
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Freidig, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Wisconsin Master Gardener Program team used the Google+ Community platform to provide an engaging online discussion forum for asynchronous continuing education experiences. Applications of such a tool for volunteer online education have numerous benefits, including the capacity for asynchronous posting, ease of posting, privacy options, wide…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Asynchronous Communication, Continuing Education, Discussion Groups
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Wright, Lindsay E.; Jeanfreau, Michelle – Journal of Extension, 2019
After deciding whether to breastfeed or formula feed, parents must determine when to introduce solid foods. We examined feeding behaviors of 131 first-time parents, applying the theory of planned behavior to our investigation. Results indicated that parents' attitudes influenced infant feeding behavior at 6 months old. Therefore, Extension…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Theories, Infants, Parent Attitudes
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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion
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Newberry, Milton G., III; Israel, Glenn D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
We explored the motivations for and psychological benefits gained from participating in the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). We surveyed 3,904 participants, and 1,983 participants responded with completed questionnaires, for a 50.79% response rate. Florida master naturalists participated to learn, help the environment, and act on…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education, Extension Education
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Forthun, Larry F.; Fogarty, Kate; Rudd, Shelby; Bartolomeo, Susan; Mighty, Peggy D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Grandparents who take on primary responsibility for raising grandchildren face unique family challenges while helping reduce the burden on the foster care system. The GRandS (Grandfamily Resilience and Sustainability) Program was a family life education program designed with three fundamental goals: (a) increase grandparent caregivers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Caregiver Training, Extension Education, Family Life Education
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Tedrow, Amanda M. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Georgia Master Composter Program is both an adult environmental education course and an Extension volunteer program addressing the growing demand for composting education across the state of Georgia. The 9-week program includes lectures by experts, hands-on learning, and field trips and differs from traditional master Extension programs…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Education, Adult Education, Wastes
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Tiret, Holly; Reck, Katie; Perry, Georgina; Quintin, Veronica; Meuser, Charlye – Journal of Extension, 2018
Family life and Extension family and consumer science educators are encouraged to adapt existing curricula to effectively use with ethnically diverse audiences. Scholars have described different methods for culturally adapting programming; however, few have documented the process by which Extension educators may tackle this endeavor. The purpose…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Extension Education, Family Life Education, Home Economics
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Conner, Nathan W.; Dev, Dipti; Krause, Katherine – Journal of Extension, 2018
As society becomes more information saturated, Extension must evaluate its educational programming and delivery methods used to facilitate adult learning. Extension professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of how adults learn. Accordingly, we conducted a needs assessment as a basis for providing professional development trainings…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Adult Learning
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Brandon, Dorothy P.; Tsamaase, Marea; Humphrey, Ronnie; Crenshaw, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2018
Urbanization is causing a major shift in Extension's programming throughout the United States. We present results of a nontraditional urban program (the Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program) that is being implemented by Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit. Findings suggest that this…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Urban Extension, Parent Child Relationship, Family Literacy
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