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Griffin, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educators use school gardens to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math programming into their curricula. Extension agents are called on to assist with planning and long-term support of these gardens, often working with educators who have no horticultural experience. University of Georgia Extension's school garden team created a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Agents, Horticulture, School Community Relationship
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Murrah-Hanson, Laurie; Kelley, Brittani; Cantwell, Jennifer; Cheney, Jeremy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Georgia 4-H has been partnering with public schools for over 100 years to provide youth development programming for elementary, middle, and high schools. In 2013, a new state accountability system required the addition of career exploration lessons in elementary schools. Georgia 4-H staff and faculty developed a career curriculum taught by county…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, School Community Programs, Public Schools
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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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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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Griffin, Becky; Braman, Kris – Journal of Extension, 2018
Due to changing federal and state policy as well as increased community concerns about pollinators, assisting clients interested in pollinator health is taking more Extension agent time and resources. In addition, many gardeners tend to be beginners in need of support to recognize best management practices related to pollinating and beneficial…
Descriptors: Entomology, Gardening, Models, Program Development
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Griffeth, Lauren L.; Randall, Nekeisha L.; Daniel, Jenna B. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Leadership development is a viable solution to equipping Extension employees for administrative responsibilities at earlier career stages. Extend Advanced Leadership Training Program (Extend) is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cohort-based initiative proving to be a catalyst for enhancing the leadership skills of Extension personnel.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Capacity Building, Extension Education, Organizational Change
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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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Edge, Brittani; Velandia, Margarita; Lambert, Dayton M.; Roberts, Roland K.; Larson, James A.; English, Burton C.; Boyer, Christopher; Rejesus, Roderick; Mishra, Ashok – Journal of Extension, 2017
Using information from precision farmer surveys conducted in the southern United States in 2005 and 2013, we evaluated changes in the use of precision farming information sources among cotton producers. Although Extension remains an important source for producers interested in precision farming information, the percentage of cotton producers using…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Information Sources, Change, Agricultural Occupations
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Denny, Marina D'Abreau – Journal of Extension, 2017
The Adult Mentoring Assessment for Extension Professionals will help mentors develop an accurate profile of their mentoring style with adult learners and identify areas of proficiency and deficiency based on six constructs--relationship, information, facilitation, confrontation, modeling, and vision. This article reports on the reliability of this…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Mentors, Training Methods
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Hildreth, Lauren; Mengak, Michael T. – Journal of Extension, 2016
We evaluated the Georgia Master Naturalist Program using an online survey. Survey participation was voluntary, and the survey addressed areas such as satisfaction, volunteerism, and future training. The program received high scores from survey respondents. They appreciated training on native plants, environmental awareness, and ecological…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Volunteers, Satisfaction, Plants (Botany)
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Koonce, Joan; Scarrow, Andrea; Palmer, Lance – Journal of Extension, 2016
Free tax programs, such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), allow recipients of the earned income tax credit (EITC) to have their returns filed for free. VITA and other free tax programs are nationwide. However, each program is distinct, and the services provided by these programs differ. This article discusses a successful and unique…
Descriptors: Taxes, Income, Volunteers, Cooperative Programs
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Dorn,Sheri; Slagle, Krissy – Journal of Extension, 2016
MG SPROUTS was developed as a "project-in-a-box" program, a self-contained educational programming tool for Extension agents working with master gardener Extension volunteers (MGEVs). The program design incorporates programmatic materials and project management materials and follows best management practices for volunteer management. MG…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Program Design, Gardening
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Stoneman, Zolinda; Jinnah, Hamida Amirali; Rains, Glen C. – Journal of Extension, 2016
The study discussed in this article examined the extent to which fathers were aware of unsafe farm behaviors engaged in by their youth. Fathers and youth provided information about the youth's behaviors on the farm, particularly related to tractors/large equipment. Fathers indicated whether they were familiar with the North American Guidelines for…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Father Attitudes, Youth Problems, Guidelines
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Sheffield, Mary Carol; Bauske, Ellen; Pugliese, Paul; Kolich, Heather; Boellstorff, Diane – Journal of Extension, 2016
The 40 Gallon Challenge is an easy-to-use, comprehensive indoor and outdoor water conservation educational tool. It can be used nationwide and easily incorporated into existing educational programs. Promotional materials and pledge cards are available on the 40 Gallon Challenge website and can be modified by educators. The website displays data…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Water, Extension Education, Educational Resources
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Boby, Leslie; Hubbard, William; Megalos, Mark; Morris, Hilary L. C. – Journal of Extension, 2016
An understanding of foresters' perceptions of climate change is important for developing effective educational programs on adaptive forest management. We surveyed 1,398 foresters in the southern United States regarding their perceptions of climate change, observations and concerns about climatic and forest conditions, and knowledge of and interest…
Descriptors: Forestry Occupations, Attitudes, Climate, Program Development
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