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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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Comley Adams, Catherine; Butler, Douglass A. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Amid waning public financial support for Extension program offerings, highly strategic and professional fund-raising practices are necessary for gaining momentum among private philanthropists and closing the fiscal gap. University of Missouri Extension conducted a precampaign survey that invited feedback from stakeholders to inform Extension…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Fund Raising, Extension Education, Surveys
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Deaver, Karla; Probert, Ted – Journal of Extension, 2016
Former Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team members responded to a survey about life skills development and the value of the judging team experience. Results of the survey indicate that judging team experience was highly influential in the development of communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. Respondents also indicated that judging…
Descriptors: Alumni, Skill Development, Daily Living Skills, Learning Experience
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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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Bess, Melissa M. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Cooking Matters at the Store is a grocery store tour where participants learned about healthy eating and tips for saving money on food purchases. Participants learned how to read food labels, compare unit prices, find whole grains, and three ways to purchase produce. Evaluations revealed that participants planned to use the information they…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Eating Habits, Health Promotion, Consumer Education
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Horton , Robert L.; House, Patty L. – Journal of Extension, 2015
In 2014, Monsanto Corporation partnered with National 4-H Council to help inspire and develop professional skills among young agriculturalists. The Ohio State University created Fish Farm Challenge, which engaged more than 8,000 youth across eight states. Youth were taught about worldwide food insecurity and the importance of aquaculture. They…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Agricultural Education
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Natker, Elana; Baker, Susan S.; Auld, Garry; McGirr, Kathryn; Sutherland, Barbara; Cason, Katherine L. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The project reported here served to assess a curriculum for EFNEP to ensure theory compliance and content validity. Adherence to Adult Learning Theory and Social Cognitive Theory tenets was determined. A curriculum assessment tool was developed and used by five reviewers to assess initial and revised versions of the curriculum. T-tests for…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Nutrition Instruction, Program Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation
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Sallee, Jeff; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Swint, Sherry; Meek, Amanda; Ybarra, Gary; Dalton, Rodger – Journal of Extension, 2015
TechXcite is an engineering-focused, discovery-based after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program. The free curriculum is downloadable from http://techxcite.pratt.duke.edu/ and is comprised of eight Modules, each with four to five 45-minute activities that exercise the science and math learned in school by using…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Extension Education, Curriculum, Learning Modules
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Futris, Ted G.; Schramm, David G. – Journal of Extension, 2015
What goes into designing and implementing a successful program? How do both research and practice inform program development? In this article, the process through which a federally funded training curriculum was developed and piloted tested is described. Using a logic model framework, important lessons learned are shared in defining the situation,…
Descriptors: Program Development, Training, Curriculum Development, Family Life Education
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Schuster, Ellen; Zimmerman, Lynda – Journal of Extension, 2014
Mobile technology has transformed the way consumers access and use information. The exponential growth of mobile apps makes finding suitable, easy-to-use nutrition and health-related apps challenging. A guide for consumers helps them ask important questions before downloading apps. The guide can be adapted for other Extension disciplines.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Extension Education
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Vetter-Smith, Molly; Massey, Vera; Rellergert, Linda; Wissmann, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2014
Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, Spirit is a multi-session group program developed by University of Missouri Extension that provides a unique and practical approach to helping adults better managing their stress and bounce back from life's challenges while improving lifestyle behaviors. The program combines mindfulness and a variety of other…
Descriptors: Life Style, Extension Education, Adults, Stress Management
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Martin, Michael J.; Leuci, Mary; Stewart, Mark – Journal of Extension, 2014
The University of Missouri Extension needed to develop an annual program review process that collaboratively engaged county-level stakeholders. The results from the first 2 years highlight the results, challenges, and implications of the design process. The annual review process needs to be adaptive, responsive, and reflective from year to year…
Descriptors: Program Development, Statewide Planning, Stakeholders, Community Involvement
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Majee, Wilson; Maltsberger, Beverly A. – Journal of Extension, 2013
The study reported here is an evaluation of the public value of a regional public policy engagement program. Data were obtained through surveys and document analysis. The study observed peer-learning and networking opportunities as some of the most impactful elements of GNWD at the Capitol in creating public value. Building coalitions of interest…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Community Programs
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Ghimire, Nav R.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Raising evaluation capacity is not an easy task unless the evaluation competence of Extension professionals in each program area is identified. The study reported here identified whether level of knowledge and skills and needs for further training in program evaluation vary for Extension educators based on their program area. A total of 752…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Competence, Capacity Building
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Bess, Melissa M.; Traub, Sarah M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Four multi-session research-based programs were offered by two Extension specialist in one rural Missouri county. Eleven participants who came to multiple Extension programs could be called "repeat customers." Based on the total number of participants for all four programs, 25% could be deemed as repeat customers. Repeat customers had…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Success, Participation, Attendance Patterns
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