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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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Torretta, Alayne; Black, Lynette Ranney – Journal of Extension, 2017
Adolescents learn sustainable production techniques, civic engagement, leadership, public speaking, food safety practices, conflict resolution, disaster preparedness, and other life skills through Extension programming. Educators can increase participant interest in such programming by applying a creative pop culture twist, such as a zombie…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Conflict Resolution, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Brumfield, Robin G.; Carleo, Jenny S.; Kenny, Laura B.; Melendez, Meredith; O'Neill, Barbara; Polanin, Nicholas; Reynolds-Allie, Kenesha – Journal of Extension, 2017
Annie's Project is a widely known risk management program emphasizing five areas of risk and creating support networks for women in agriculture. Designed as an 18-hr course delivered through a series of face-to-face classes, it can be adapted to meet the learning needs and time constraints of the target audience and instructors. This article…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Females, Agricultural Occupations, Video Technology
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Brill, Michelle F. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself. This article describes how and why Cooperative Extension can and should partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Members of Rutgers' Family and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Technical Assistance, Nutrition, Expertise
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Rector, Patricia; Bakacs, Michele; Rowe, Amy; Barbour, Bruce – Journal of Extension, 2016
The case study presented in this article is an example of an implementation evaluation. The evaluation investigated significant components of the implementation of a long-term environmental educational program. Direct observation, evaluation-specific survey data, and historical data were used to determine program integrity as identified by…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Environmental Education
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Dellinger, Theresa A.; Day, Eric R.; Pfeiffer, Douglas G. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Attendees at mid-Atlantic grower meetings were surveyed in 2012 and 2014 regarding their knowledge of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) and its impact. Responses to individual questions were paired and analyzed for independence between survey years. Despite a large-scale effort by Extension to inform growers and others about BMSB,…
Descriptors: Entomology, Agricultural Occupations, Surveys, Economic Impact
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Drake, Luke; Lawson, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2015
As community gardens expand across the U.S., Extension professionals can support them not only in horticultural education but also in planning and organization. Knowledge of community garden management is helpful in this regard. Existing research focuses on outcomes and criteria for successful gardens, but is less clear about how community gardens…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Gardening, Community Involvement, Outreach Programs
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Schilling, Brian J.; Marxen, Lucas J.; Everett, Jeffrey C.; Miller, Camille L.; Kimmel, David A.; Cook, Justine C. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Access to land is a common obstacle for beginning farmers and established farmers seeking to expand their operations. Particularly in urban-influenced areas, leasing farmland is often more financially feasible than fee ownership. Locating available land or the right leasing situation, however, can be difficult. NJ Land Link (http://njlandlink.org)…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Information, Agricultural Occupations, Land Acquisition
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Hughes, Luanne J.; Savoca, LeeAnne; Grenci, Alexandra – Journal of Extension, 2015
Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) ensure that students are represented in school wellness discussions. YACs empower students to present ideas, insights, and input on nutrition and physical activity; work alongside peers to assess wellness needs; and develop recommendations for enhancing/expanding the school wellness environment. YACs provide a…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Youth Programs, Student Empowerment, Nutrition
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Ripberger, Chad – Journal of Extension, 2014
The 4-H Goat Extravaganza maximizes limited resources to help youth and adults develop knowledge and skills in goat care and management. It capitalizes on the talents and interests of volunteers to efficiently combine a goat-themed art show, team presentation contest, quiz bowl, skillathon, and adult workshop into 1 day. This article outlines the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Animal Husbandry, Agribusiness, Skill Development
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Palmer-Keenan, Debra M.; Corda, Kirsten – Journal of Extension, 2014
Limited-resource adults' dietary intakes and nutrition behaviors improve as a result of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) participation; however, physical activity education is needed for improved health. The experimental study reported here assessed if spending time…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Physical Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Course Content
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Sciarappa, William; Quinn, Vivian – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension educators have new computer-assisted tools as audience response systems (clickers) for increasing educational effectiveness and improving assessment by facilitating client input. From 2010-2012, 26 sessions involving 1093 participants in six diverse client categories demonstrated wide audience acceptance and suitability of clickers in…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Rural Extension, Audiences, Ethnic Diversity
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Bakacs, Michele E.; Haberland, Mike; Mangiafico, Salvatore S.; Winquist, Aileen; Obropta, Christopher C.; Boyajian, Amy; Mellor, Sara – Journal of Extension, 2013
Over the past 4 years, rain barrel programming for residents has been implemented in both Northern Virginia and New Jersey as a method for educating the public about stormwater management and water conservation. Program participants demonstrated a significant increase in knowledge of water resource issues. Follow-up surveys showed 58% of New…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Water Pollution, Surveys
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Cirignano, Sherri M.; Hughes, Luanne J.; Wu-Jung, Corey J.; Morgan, Kathleen; Grenci, Alexandra; Savoca, LeeAnne – Journal of Extension, 2013
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 sets new nutrition standards for schools, requiring them to serve a greater variety and quantity of fruits and vegetables. Extension educators in New Jersey partnered with school nutrition professionals to implement a school wellness initiative that included taste-testing activities to support…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Eating Habits, Food Standards
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Rector, Patricia; Lyons, Rachel; Yost, Theresa – Journal of Extension, 2013
Using an interdisciplinary approach to water resource education, 4-H Youth Development and Environmental Extension agents enlisted 4-H teens to connect local watershed education with social action. Teens participated in a dynamic service learning project that included learning about nonpoint source pollution; constructing, decorating, and teaching…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Water, Natural Resources
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