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Berger, Aaron; Kelsey, Timothy W.; Goetz, Stephan J.; Goodling, Robert C., Jr.; Ishler, Virginia A. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Dairy-related Extension programming is important in many states, but the economic impact of such programming has received little attention. We examined the impact of Know Your Numbers, an educational program offered by the Penn State Extension Dairy Team. Using follow-up evaluation data and the economic impact tool IMPLAN, we estimated that the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Economic Impact, Agricultural Education
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Kaplan, Matthew; Greenwood-Junkermeier, Heather; Bradley, Leah – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) is a yearlong certificate training program developed by Pennsylvania State University for older adults (55-plus) seeking new lifelong learning and civic engagement experiences and opportunities to contribute to innovation and change in their communities. Data from participant surveys and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Certification, Older Adults, Lifelong Learning
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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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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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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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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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Syrko, Joseph; Kaylegian, Kerry E. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Growth in the dairy industry and the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act have renewed interest in dairy foods processing extension positions. A needs assessment survey was sent to Pennsylvania dairy processors and raw milk providers to guide priorities for a dairy foods extension program. The successful development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food, Food Standards, Safety
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Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Van Horn, Beth; Corbin, Marilyn – Journal of Extension, 2015
The Strongwomen┬« Program (SWP) is a nationally disseminated group strength-training exercise and nutrition education program delivered by Extension. The study reported here examined the effect of strength training exercises in SWP on improvement in physical fitness of program participants. Senior Fitness Test was used to collect data. Upon…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Nutrition
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Condrasky, Margaret D.; Johnson, Glenda; Corr, Anne; Sharp, Julia L. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Children participating in cooking classes gain confidence in their abilities to prepare food. If children are to make informed, healthy, food ingredient and cooking method choices, they need to be equipped with these necessary skills, as well as with nutrition competence. Extension programs that incorporate nutrition and hands-on cooking can…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Cooking Instruction, Food, Nutrition Instruction
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Swistock, Brian; Clark, James – Journal of Extension, 2015
The increase in shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania has resulted in thousands of landowners receiving predrilling testing of their drinking water. Landowners often have difficulty understanding test reports resulting in low awareness of pre-existing problems. Extension and several partners developed a program to improve understanding of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Opportunities, Water, Water Quality
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Nayak, Roshan; Tobin, Daniel; Thomson, Joan; Radhakrishna, Rama; LaBorde, Luke – Journal of Extension, 2015
Penn State Extension conducted on-farm food safety workshops statewide to train fruit and vegetable growers on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). These workshops were evaluated using pre- and post-tests to assess the impact of the training on participating growers. Results indicate overall increases in produce growers' knowledge, attitudes,…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Food, Safety, Safety Education
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Haas, Bruce E.; Mincemoyer, Claudia C.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The study reported here examined the effects of age, gender, and 4-H involvement in clubs on life skill development of youth ages eight to 18 over a 12-month period. Regression analyses found age, gender, and 4-H involvement significantly influenced life skill development. Results found that females have higher levels of competencies in life…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Youth Programs, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Benson, Matthew C. – Journal of Extension, 2014
The study reported here examined Extension professionals' involvement in farm-to-school program activities. Results of an online survey distributed to eight state Extension systems indicate that on average, Extension professionals are involved with one farm to school program activity, with most supporting school or community garden programs.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Online Surveys, School Community Programs
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Chamberlain, Amy J.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Hyde, Jeffrey – Journal of Extension, 2013
Mid-Atlantic urban consumers were surveyed on their fruit and vegetable purchasing behaviors and their knowledge of produce grown in the region. Consumers were generally unaware of what produce is grown in the mid-Atlantic and during what months they are harvested. Additionally, differences pertaining to number of produce items purchased were…
Descriptors: Purchasing, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education, Extension Education
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Radhakrishna, Rama; Foley, Caitlin; Ingram, Patreese; Ewing, John C. – Journal of Extension, 2013
The study reported here examined the effectiveness of 4-H program as perceived by parents of program participants. Descriptive-correlational design was employed, with data collected using a mail survey. Parents perceived 4-H as an effective organization in teaching life skills to youth. Significant relationships were found between parents' skills…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Youth Programs
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