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Dewald, Stacey S.; Murphrey, Theresa P.; Leggette, Holli R.; Berthold, Allen; Wagner, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2019
To assist Extension professionals working in Texas's Little River Watershed with efforts to educate landowners about reducing amounts of bacteria there, we assessed motivations for and barriers to landowners' adopting best management practices (BMPs). We surveyed 275 landowners in the watershed. Respondents were at least somewhat familiar with…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Agricultural Education, Microbiology, Barriers
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Sempier, Stephen H.; Swann, D. LaDon; Graham, Larissa; Hale, Christine; Maung-Douglass, Emily S.; Wilson, Monica; Bethel, Matthew; Plotkin, Pamela T.; Main, Martin B. – Journal of Extension, 2018
In response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was formed to answer oil spill-related scientific questions. However, peer-reviewed scientific discoveries were not reaching people whose livelihoods depended on a healthy Gulf of Mexico. GoMRI and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs partnered to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Private Financial Support, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Water Pollution
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Wolde, Bernabas; Lal, Pankaj; Burli, Pralhad; Iranah, Pricila; Munsell, John; Gan, Jianbang; Taylor, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2018
For various, largely unknown reasons, decision makers do not have equal interest in all Extension and outreach topics pertinent to a particular concept. This situation hampers Extension's ability to effectively deliver information and efficiently allocate limited resources. Using survey data, we identified heterogeneous preference for various…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Audience Awareness, Audience Analysis
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Bradt, Shane; McGhee, John – Journal of Extension, 2018
The University of New Hampshire (UNH), Virginia Tech (VT), and Texas A&M University collaborated to envision and plan (all) and then create (UNH and VT) the National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT) to increase the use of spatial data in planning and programming decision making throughout Extension. With NEWT, Extension professionals can…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Access to Information, Decision Making
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Shackelford, Philip; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Dozier, Monty; Ripley, Jeff; Lockett, Landry – Journal of Extension, 2017
The Multi-County New Landowners Educational Series is an Extension education program offered in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington Counties in Texas. We sent an online survey to past participants of the program (those who participated between 2006 and 2010; N = 162). Findings revealed significant adoption of several best management…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Online Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Ownership
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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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Denny, Marina D'Abreau – Journal of Extension, 2017
The Adult Mentoring Assessment for Extension Professionals will help mentors develop an accurate profile of their mentoring style with adult learners and identify areas of proficiency and deficiency based on six constructs--relationship, information, facilitation, confrontation, modeling, and vision. This article reports on the reliability of this…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Mentors, Training Methods
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Estwick, Noel M.; Griffin, Richard W.; James, Annette A.; Roberson, Samuel G. – Journal of Extension, 2016
There have been numerous efforts aimed at improving geographic literacy in order to address societal challenges. Extension educators can use geographic information system (GIS) technology to help their clients cultivate spatial thinking skills and solve problems. Researchers can use it to model relationships and better answer questions. A program…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Geographic Information Systems, Experiential Learning, Science Education
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Miller, Laura M.; Walker, Jamie Rae – Journal of Extension, 2016
In addition to regular job duties, such as tree care, mulching, irrigation, and pesticide management, urban park workers have faced environmental changes due to drought, wildfires, and West Nile virus. They simultaneously have endured expectations to manage growing, diversifying park usage and limitations on career development. An integrated…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Outreach Programs, Parks, Outdoor Education
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Bennett, Blake; Hurley, Janet; Merchant, Mike – Journal of Extension, 2016
Having the ability to assess pest problems in schools is essential for a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. However, such expertise can be costly and is not available to all school districts across the United States. The web-based IPM Calculator was developed to address this problem. By answering questions about the condition of…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, School Buildings, Risk Management
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Boby, Leslie; Hubbard, William; Megalos, Mark; Morris, Hilary L. C. – Journal of Extension, 2016
An understanding of foresters' perceptions of climate change is important for developing effective educational programs on adaptive forest management. We surveyed 1,398 foresters in the southern United States regarding their perceptions of climate change, observations and concerns about climatic and forest conditions, and knowledge of and interest…
Descriptors: Forestry Occupations, Attitudes, Climate, Program Development
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Robinson, Lauren; Dudensing, Rebekka; Granovsky, Nancy L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Program evaluation often suffers due to time constraints, imperfect instruments, incomplete data, and the need to report standardized metrics. This article about the evaluation process for the Wi$eUp financial education program showcases the difficulties inherent in evaluation and suggests best practices for assessing program effectiveness. We…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Error of Measurement, Money Management
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Dodd, Sara; Follmer-Reece, Holly E.; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Reyna, Roxanna – Journal of Extension, 2015
This article describes a novel approach for introducing 4-H to non-traditional/diverse audiences using 4-H Food Challenge. Set in a low SES and minority-serving rural school, Food Challenge was presented during the school day to all 7th grade students, with almost half voluntarily participating in an after-school club component. Program design…
Descriptors: Grade 7, After School Programs, STEM Education, Career Development
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Rice, Grant G., III – Journal of Extension, 2014
Television is a widely adopted source for viewing educational information. Unfortunately, producing a television show on network television can be costly and time consuming. Internet TV offers Extension video content producers the opportunity to create a niche topic channel quickly and at low cost. Internet TV offers viewers a low-cost and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Internet, Delivery Systems, Educational Television
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Dittmar, Rebecca S.; Anding, Jenna; Green, Stephen – Journal of Extension, 2014
Foodborne illness is a major public health concern in the U.S. The CDC [Centers for Disease Control] estimates that approximately 48 million Americans become ill, 128,000 hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne illnesses annually. Most of these illnesses are attributed to improper food handling. To meet the growing demand for food safety…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Safety, Extension Education, Public Health
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