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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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Erickson, Luke; Hansen, Lyle; Chamberlin, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2019
University of Idaho Extension educators have developed a library of 10 game-based personal finance programs, collectively known as the Northwest Youth Financial Education project, and have made these programs freely available for Extension educators to use. The purpose of this article is to share highlights from an associated train-the-trainer…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Extension Education, Money Management, Youth Programs
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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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Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Miller, JoLynn C.; Bird, Marianne; Borba, John; Hill, Russell D.; Rea-Keywood, Jeannette; Shelstad, Nancy; Trzesniewski, Kali – Journal of Extension, 2018
Research on retention in the 4-H youth development program has consistently shown that one of the primary indicators for youths' dropping out of 4-H is being a first-year member. Extension 4-H professionals from California, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Jersey formed a team to study this issue. Our team surveyed first-year members and their…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Dropout Research
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Shelstad, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2018
University of Idaho Extension 4-H professionals have learned to work with volunteers in new ways to expand capacity and continue to build the quality of the 4-H program in Idaho. This article identifies how defining new position descriptions for volunteer facilitation coaches addressed two program needs, expanded capacity, and provided a higher…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Volunteers, Program Development
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Buck, Julie; Greenway, Surine; Hoffman, Katie; Wittman, Grace; Kim, Jang Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of a 30-min hand-washing instruction among youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Two months after implementing the instruction, we gathered survey data to assess knowledge gained and student behaviors. Results revealed that high proportions of youths in kindergarten through second grade (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hygiene, Daily Living Skills, Health Promotion
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Hendrix, Beth; Williamson, Evan – Journal of Extension, 2017
When University of Idaho (UI) Extension brought the Idaho 4-H Teen Conference to UI's main campus, the conference organizers collaborated with UI librarians to organize a workshop in the library's newly established makerspace, the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (MILL). In the MILL, the students used cutting-edge technology to foster…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Library Instruction, Workshops
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Hogge, Jon; Eborn, Ben; Packham, Joel; Findlay, Reed; Harrison, Steve – Journal of Extension, 2017
Farm succession and estate planning pose difficult challenges for farmers. Idaho farmers generally do not have a business succession plan or an estate plan. Due to the complexities of farm management, University of Idaho Extension personnel partnered with the Idaho Barley Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Extension Education, Retirement, Long Range Planning
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Young, Kimberly J.; Ramsay, Samantha A.; Holyoke, Laura B. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Understanding the process by which adolescents learn about nutrition is necessary for developing tailored education that leads to sustainable behavior change. Teens aged 15-17 participating in an obesity prevention program were interviewed. From the data, three themes emerged and informed development of an adolescent nutrition learning model. The…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Nutrition Instruction, Models, Behavior Change
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Adams, Ashley E.; Ahola, Jason K.; Chahine, Mireille; Roman-Muniz, I. Noa – Journal of Extension, 2016
A study was conducted to determine whether on-farm dairy beef quality assurance (BQA) training affected dairy worker knowledge of BQA and welfare-related practices. Dairy personnel who participated in the BQA training were administered an exam before and after the training to gauge the amount of knowledge gained. The average exam score was 21.0…
Descriptors: Food, Quality Assurance, Teaching Methods, Job Skills
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Moroney, Jillian; Laninga, Tamara; Brooks, Randall – Journal of Extension, 2016
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is examining the feasibility of a woody biomass-to-biofuels supply chain in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. A part of the ongoing feasibility study involved conducting a survey of informed stakeholders on the use of woody biomass from forest residuals in producing sustainable bioenergy.…
Descriptors: Fuels, Forestry, Web Sites, Sustainability
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Townsend, Patricia A.; Haider, Nora M.; Asah, Stanley T.; Zobrist, Kevin W. – Journal of Extension, 2016
The development of successful bioenergy programs will depend on informed and prepared Extension professionals who are willing and equipped to provide technical support. A survey of Extension professionals in the Pacific Northwest revealed barriers to program development, including limits on time and knowledge and concerns about economic returns…
Descriptors: Fuels, Extension Agents, Barriers, Program Development
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Durborow, Robert M.; Myers, Melvin L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
In this article, occupational safety interventions for agriculture-related jobs, specifically in aquaculture, are reviewed. Maintaining quality of life and avoiding economic loss are two areas in which aquaculturists can benefit by incorporating safety protocols and interventions on their farms. The information in this article is based on farm…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education, Safety Education
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Nash, Scott; Harrison, Steve; Packham, Joel; Sanchez, Dawn; Jensen, Jim; Kaysen, Brett; King, Marc – Journal of Extension, 2016
The judging of a market animal at a fair is the highlight of a youth-owned livestock project. Livestock judges are hired to evaluate youth projects at fairs. They are critical ambassadors for agriculture and influence countless youths and adults. Judges must be knowledgeable about current animal evaluation methods that support youth development.…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Judges, Exhibits, Youth Programs
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Braak, Willem J.; Lewin, Paul A. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Rural wealth creation and local entrepreneurship are emerging economic development approaches that bring back a sense of self-determination to rural communities. However, their potential is often greatly diminished by preconceived and opposing notions within the community on what drives economic growth. The Dollar Game is an innovative curriculum…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Curriculum, Innovation, Community
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