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Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the…
Descriptors: Volunteer Training, Continuing Education, Self Management, Diabetes
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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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Valenzuela-Yu, Ivette; Hosig, Kathryn; Misyak, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2018
A sustainable Extension model for promoting health and managing lifestyle-related chronic diseases in Hispanic populations would help mitigate health disparities in Hispanic communities. Hispanic Balanced Living with Diabetes (HBLD) is a type 2 diabetes lifestyle management program that we tested in Virginia. Through postintervention focus group…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Hispanic Americans, Health Promotion, Life Style
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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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Alexander, Ramine; Hill, Jennie; Grier, Karissa; MacAuley, Lorien; McKenzie, Alisa; Totten, Tadashi; Porter, Kathleen; Zoellner, Jamie – Journal of Extension, 2016
The study reported here involved Cooperative Extension as a key research partner and was guided by a community-based participatory research approach and a feasibility study framework. The research objective was to assess four indicators of feasibility (i.e., acceptability, demand, implementation, and limited-effectiveness) of a gardening and…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gardening, Nutrition Instruction, Intervention
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Ferreira, Gustavo F. C.; Hatch, Tremain; Wolf, Tony K. – Journal of Extension, 2016
The study discussed in this article assessed the impact of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) on the Virginia wine grape industry. An online survey was developed and administered to members of the Virginia Vineyards Association. The results indicate that the resources and recommendations VCE and Virginia Tech have provided have been beneficial…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Farm Management, Online Surveys, Professional Associations
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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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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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Campbell, Brian T.; Wilkinson, Carol A.; Shepherd, Pamela J.; Gray, Paula – Journal of Extension, 2015
STEM education has become essential in the United States, and agriculture allows for a great opportunity to teach STEM education in a fun, hands-on manner. The Virginia Southern Piedmont Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SPAREC), in partnership with King Arthur Flour, has created a program that reinforces what is taught in the classroom…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, STEM Education
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Campbell, Brian T.; Wilkinson, Carol A.; Shepherd, Pamela J. – Journal of Extension, 2014
In the United States there is a need to educate young children in science, technology, and agriculture. Through collaboration with many agricultural groups, the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Education Center has set up a program that works with 3rd grade students and teachers to reinforce the science that has been taught in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Integrated Curriculum, Hands on Science
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Stevens, Glen; Smith, Bob; Downing, Adam – Journal of Extension, 2014
The internationalization of local Extension programs has long been a source of debate among Extension educators. Often, international work is seen as extravagant during difficult economic times. Extension also faces challenges attracting qualified young people into our profession. We report the results of a combined international Extension…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Extension Education, Program Descriptions
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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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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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Johnson, Laura; McGee, John; Campbell, James; Hays, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2013
Geospatial technologies have become increasingly prevalent across our society. Educators at all levels have expressed a need for additional resources that can be easily adopted to support geospatial literacy and state standards of learning, while enhancing the overall learning experience. The Virginia Geocoin Adventure supports the needs of 4-H…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Experiential Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
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