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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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Schroeder, Mary; Grannon, Kate; Shanafelt, Amy; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of Extension, 2018
University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension has assisted schools in making policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes to improve the school food environment. UMN Extension's involvement in the Project breakFAST program demonstrates how Extension can provide training and technical assistance to support school staff in making PSE changes that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Universities, Food Service, Technical Assistance
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Norman, Jessica; Moore, Amy; Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred; Kelly, Patrick; Barlow, Patrick – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers' market incentive program for children aged 5-12. The purpose of the summative evaluation described in this article was to determine the impact of the PoP Club on improving family and child behavior at a Minnesota farmers' market as well as child fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption. Results from a…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Child Health, Incentive Grants
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Blair, Robert B.; Fortson, Lucy; Anderson, Abigail; Strauss, Andrea – Journal of Extension, 2018
The explosive growth of citizen science has led to myriad independent projects in Minnesota and beyond. Here, we examine whether the field of citizen science would benefit from a center to coordinate efforts and help citizen science practitioners. We present results of a focus group--based needs assessment involving 52 practitioners active in…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Needs Assessment, Science Education, Networks
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Engle, Molly; Maddy, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2018
Using a stratified random sample and real-time virtual focus group sessions, we evaluated the regional administrative model, addressing personnel supervision, program direction, financial management, and administrative leadership. We concluded that the regional administrative model remains a highly charged topic, there is no common understanding…
Descriptors: Models, Focus Groups, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Hurtado, Ghaffar A.; Olson, Kathleen A.; de Davila, Silvia Alvarez; Campoverde, Victoria – Journal of Extension, 2018
Parent-school engagement is a contributor to student achievement, but few relevant programs exist for immigrant Latino families. This article describes the design, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a parent-engagement Extension program, developed and implemented in Spanish. The purpose of the program is to help parents develop and/or…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Hispanic American Students, Parent Participation, Curriculum Development
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Meyer, Rebecca L.; Meyer, Nathan J.; Katras, Mary Jo – Journal of Extension, 2018
Innovation in Extension is often referred to as something tangible, such as a new resource or technique or new concepts. However, these things result from a program innovation process. In this article, we elaborate a grounded theory of how this process unfolds in the context of Extension. Through analysis of data from a national survey of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Innovation, Extension Agents, College Faculty
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Larkin, Daniel J.; Weber, Megan M.; Galatowitsch, Susan M.; Gupta, Angela S.; Rager, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators are increasingly using flipped classrooms, wherein online content delivery precedes in-person learning. We have applied this approach to two Extension programs in which citizen scientists are trained in early detection of invasive species. Our goal in using the tool of flipped classrooms is to accommodate large amounts of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Homework, Video Technology, Program Effectiveness
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Bhattacharyya, Rani; Templin, Elizabeth; Messer, Cynthia; Chazdon, Scott – Journal of Extension, 2017
Engaging communities through research-based participatory evaluation and learning methods can be rewarding for both a community and Extension. A case study of a community tourism development program evaluation shows how participatory evaluation and learning can be mutually reinforcing activities. Many communities value the opportunity to reflect…
Descriptors: Tourism, Community Involvement, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Langworthy, Sara – Journal of Extension, 2017
The growth of online video provides a tremendous opportunity for Extension professionals to expand the reach of educational content. Through repurposing existing content, we at the University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth, and Family Consortium created several brief educational videos that address pressing challenges for children and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Extension Education, Social Media, Computer Uses in Education
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Koch, Paul L.; Soldat, Douglas J.; Horgan, Brian P.; Bauer, Samuel J.; Patton, Aaron J. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Increasing costs and decreasing numbers of university Extension faculty have made it difficult to provide quality turfgrass short course education. In response, faculty from nine institutions collaborated to develop the Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science. This 12-week online course provides students with unique learning experiences through a…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Programs, College Science, Program Development
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Bain, Jamie; Harden, Noelle; Heim, Stephanie – Journal of Extension, 2017
A request for support (RFS) is a tool that is used to strengthen network capacity by prioritizing needs and optimizing learning opportunities. Within University of Minnesota Extension, we implemented an RFS process through an online survey designed to help leaders of food networks identify and rank learning and capacity-building needs and indicate…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food Processing Occupations, Food Service, Online Surveys
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Strauss, Andrea Lorek; Rager, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2017
Extension master volunteer programs, such as master naturalist and master gardener, often focus heavily on volunteer education. The model presented here describes the full life cycle of a master volunteer's experience in the program, putting education in the context of other essential program components. By zooming out to a wide-angle view of the…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Extension Education, Recruitment, Motivation
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Chazdon, Scott; Meyer, Nathan; Mohr, Caryn; Troschinetz, Alexis – Journal of Extension, 2017
The public value poster session is a new tool for effectively demonstrating and reporting the public value of Extension programming. Akin to the research posters that have long played a critical role in the sharing of findings from academic studies, the public value poster provides a consistent format for conveying the benefits to society of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Benefits, Capacity Building
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Rice, Joshua E.; Rugg, Bradley; Davis, Sharon – Journal of Extension, 2016
Youth involved in 4-H projects have been engaged in science-related endeavors for years. Since 2006, 4-H has invested considerable resources in the advancement of science learning. The new Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge program challenges 4-H youth to work together to identify agriculture-related issues in their communities and to…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Problems, Community Programs
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