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Gilmore, Troy E.; Korus, Jesse; Pennisi, Lisa; Martin, Derrel; Pekarek, Katie – Journal of Extension, 2019
We conducted a needs assessment to identify watershed science training needs for locally elected directors of Nebraska's 23 natural resources districts (NRDs). We interviewed NRD staff and surveyed NRD directors to determine training needs and identify relevant topics and preferred delivery formats. We found that training would be valuable;…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Water, Educational Needs, Administrators
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Cantarero, Rodrigo; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T.; Taylor, Sarah; Hong, Soo-Hong; Choi, Jeong-Kyun – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension professionals are increasingly using geographic information system (GIS) technology to develop and inform programs and services. In this article, we use a mapping exercise to demonstrate how the unit of data can be applied and inadvertently misrepresented in GIS mapping. We contrast the use of counts, percentages, and location quotients…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Teaching Methods, Extension Agents
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Cantarero, Rodrigo; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T.; Taylor, Sarah; Hong, Soo-Young; Choi, Jeong-Kyun – Journal of Extension, 2019
The increasing use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in various fields suggests the need for professionals, including those in Extension, to be mindful of communicating data accurately and effectively. This article examines approaches to creating classes or groupings within data as well as the weaknesses of each approach. Data…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Extension Agents, Data Collection
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Hatch, Carolyn J.; Burkhart-Kriesel, Cheryl; Sherin, Kenneth – Journal of Extension, 2018
Workforce development is a growing need in rural communities. This article recognizes Cooperative Extension as a critical labor market intermediary in fostering local workforce solutions. It proposes a community-based approach with Extension at the center of a process for identifying key stakeholders, facilitating collaboration, and supporting…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Rural Extension, Extension Education, Community Education
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Ringenberg, Deanna; Kranz, William; Irmak, Suat; Dvorak, Bruce – Journal of Extension, 2018
Student interns are a resource that can increase the capacities of Extension professionals. Trained student interns based out of Nebraska Extension offices provided water and energy reduction recommendations to irrigators using center pivot irrigation systems. Follow-up interviews and a survey performed 1 to 3 years after the original assistance…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Water
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Karr, Lisa K.; Luck, Lena; D'Angelo, Nicole; Conner, Nathan W. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Online FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE) Study Website was created to better prepare FFA members for the Veterinary Science CDE but is useful to Extension educators as well. The website provides resources for students who may not have access to hands-on study materials for the CDE. These resources include (a) instructional…
Descriptors: Career Development, Web Sites, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Education
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Conner, Nathan W.; Dev, Dipti; Krause, Katherine – Journal of Extension, 2018
As society becomes more information saturated, Extension must evaluate its educational programming and delivery methods used to facilitate adult learning. Extension professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of how adults learn. Accordingly, we conducted a needs assessment as a basis for providing professional development trainings…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Adult Learning
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Thompson, Laura J. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Online video can be an effective way for Extension to share data stories. Short videos that convey their messages without sound can maximize impact on several social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. A pilot video was produced in this style; shared on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube; and evaluated on the basis of the social media…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Video Technology
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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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Zimbroff, Andrew; Schlake, Marilyn R.; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Eberle, Nancy; Vigna, Diane – Journal of Extension, 2017
Entrepreneurship is widely recognized as a driver of rural economic growth and community vitality. Nebraska Extension personnel developed a youth entrepreneurship curriculum--EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI)--for middle and high school students. This curriculum has been used at 4-H summer camps, for formal classroom and out-of-school…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Youth Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Choi, Jeong-Kyun; Hatton-Bowers, Holly; Brand, Gail; Poppe, Lisa M.; Foged, Jaclynn – Journal of Extension, 2017
We examined the impacts of the Co-Parenting for Successful Kids program offered by University of Nebraska Extension. Using a sample of 2,622 parents who participated in the program in 2015, we measured their knowledge change and ability to perform cooperative co-parenting behaviors. Results suggest that the program effectively improved…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Extension Education, Knowledge Level
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Freije, Anna N.; Sisson, Adam; VanDeWalle, Brandy; Gerber, Corey; Mueller, Daren; Wise, Kiersten A. – Journal of Extension, 2017
State crop scouting competitions (CSCs) promote agriculture by introducing youths in Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska to various agricultural disciplines while focusing on integrated pest management (IPM). High school students compete as teams to address crop management issues at various stations. Each station is led by university representatives. Two…
Descriptors: Competition, Youth Programs, Agricultural Occupations, High School Students
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Anderson, Kathleen P.; Stauffer, Gary; Stauffer, Monte; Anderson, Doug; Biodrowski, Kristie – Journal of Extension, 2016
The occurrence of equine abuse/neglect cases is an ongoing issue. However, officials responding to equine cases are rarely experienced in handling horses. Therefore, workshops teaching basic horse husbandry were offered to better equip and prepare officials to respond to equine cases. Trainings consisted of both classroom and hands-on sessions.…
Descriptors: Ethics, Horses, Animal Husbandry, Surveys
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Ramsay, Jennifer M.; Hanna, Lauren L. Hulsman; Ringwall, Kris A. – Journal of Extension, 2016
One goal of Extension is to provide practical information that makes a difference to producers. Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software (CHAPS) has provided beef producers with production benchmarks for 30 years, creating a large historical data set. Many such large data sets contain useful information but are underutilized. Our goal was to create…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Education
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Goedeken, Jill A.; Xia, Yan; Durden, Tonia; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T. – Journal of Extension, 2016
An exploratory study examined rural Latino youths' perceptions regarding positive youth development (PYD), particularly related to aspects such as the definition of PYD, potential benefits of PYD, and motivations for participating in PYD activities. A total of 28 self-identified Hispanic youths participated in focus groups. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Hispanic Americans, Youth Programs, Extension Education
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