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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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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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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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Ferrari, Theresa M. – Journal of Extension, 2019
The purpose of the study reported here was to gather information about the extent and scope of 4-­H health ambassador programs. An online survey was sent to land-­grant institution health contacts. Fifteen of the 36 individuals responding indicated that their states had such programs, and 13 completed the remainder of the survey questions.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Health Education, Land Grant Universities, Extension Education
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Stock, Tim; Kowalewski, Alexander; Gould, Micah; Jepson, Paul – Journal of Extension, 2019
Since 2011, Oregon State University has conducted integrated pest management (IPM) training specific to public schools. School personnel receive onsite training on key IPM practices as well as associated materials. To determine which practices and materials school employees are using as a result of the program, we administered a survey to 2016…
Descriptors: Animals, Public Schools, State Universities, Training
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Johnson, Tonya; Vera, Tina Dodge; Irvin, Veronica; Elliott, Karen – Journal of Extension, 2019
Providing experiential learning opportunities within Extension for college students generates benefits for multiple parties. As two campus-based faculty and two Extension county-based faculty who have collaborated to increase public health student engagement through endeavors within Extension, we have gained perspective on this topic. We describe…
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Extension Education, Student Participation
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Monk, J. Kale; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Bordere, Tashel C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Higher education resources are increasingly limited due to declining budget revenue and other challenges. Thus, it is vital for Cooperative Extension to synergize efforts of disseminating education to the public. Promoting public scholarship in and beyond Extension is a promising initiative that can foster collaborations by leveraging existing…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Scholarship, Cooperation, Extension Agents
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Branscum, Hannah; Sallee, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2019
Scientific literacy is essential for success of youth and adults in the 21st century. In 2017, Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development initiated a fellowship program to address scientific literacy throughout Oklahoma: the STEMist program. Through this program, college students with a background or interest in science are recruited, trained, and sent to…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Youth Programs, STEM Education, Agricultural Education
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Wille, Celina G.; Garcia, Zuri; Garcia-Pabón, José L. – Journal of Extension, 2019
A statewide need for Latino cultural competency training for Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel was identified. The solution involved the collaborative efforts of our team of two USU Extension faculty members and one Washington State University (WSU) Extension faculty member on adaption and customization of a needs assessment tool and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Cultural Awareness, Extension Agents, State Universities
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Kushla, John D.; Dicke, Stephen G.; Henderson, James E.; Gordon, Jason; Londo, Andrew J.; Meeker, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension, and the Mississippi Forestry Commission partnered on the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Project, a collaboration on forest health. MSU Extension provided educational outreach to a wide audience of forest landowners and screened applications for the…
Descriptors: Forestry, Extension Education, Economic Impact, State Universities
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Silkwood, Gail; Wittman, Grace; Luckey, Brian – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Idaho 4-H Teen Conference program provides youths with opportunities to develop leadership skills and confidence, explore options for after high school, and work with adults as partners. The conference has been modified to include subject matter and experiences that encourage teens to "go on" to postsecondary education. Recent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conferences (Gatherings), Leadership Training, Self Esteem
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Settle, Quisto; Brubaker, McKayla; Hardman, Alisha; Downey, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2019
A representative sample of Mississippi residents were asked about their knowledge and perceptions of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service through an online questionnaire. About half of the respondents were aware of MSU Extension, but fewer than one fifth had used MSU Extension resources. Respondents who were aware of MSU…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Extension Education, State Universities, Online Surveys
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Stotz, Sarah; Sanville, Laurel; Cotwright, Caree; Reed, Rachelle; Habibi, Mona; Lee, Jung Sun – Journal of Extension, 2019
Food Talk: Better U (FTBU) is a healthful weight management curriculum developed by the University of Georgia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team. FTBU addresses the high burden of obesity among low-income Georgians by focusing on healthful weight management practices. Topics include practicing portion control,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Health Behavior, Nutrition Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Loibl, Cäzilia; Durham, Jim; Moulton, Stephanie – Journal of Extension, 2018
A partnership between Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency blends effective community outreach with rigorous research. Community outreach of the partners ranges from home buyer education to foreclosure prevention in Ohio. Research projects of the partnership target program design, pilot testing, and evaluation. The…
Descriptors: State Universities, Extension Education, State Agencies, Housing
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