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Parajuli, Rajan; McConnell, Eric; Tanger, Shaun; Henderson, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
State agencies and Extension professionals often employ IMPLAN software and associated data to conduct economic contribution analyses of the forest sector. Economic contribution reports often vary with regard to modeling, results presentation, and interpretation of estimates. We present practical guidelines for report users on how to better…
Descriptors: Forestry, Economic Impact, Input Output Analysis, Models
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Lane, Trevor C.; Sanders, Christina – Journal of Extension, 2019
Elected officials, an audience essential to the relevance and funding of Extension, may lack knowledge of Extension's capacity to engage with them in solving local problems, building consensus, and improving strategic planning or governance. They may not consider that by collaborating with locally knowledgeable Extension professionals, they also…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Extension Education, Counties, Government Employees
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Monk, J. Kale; Vennum, Amber V.; Kanter, Jeremy B. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Crowdfunding is a resource that allows individuals or groups to raise funds while simultaneously engaging relevant communities and, thus, is an important tool for Extension specialists. We provide recommended steps for successful crowdfunding, including tips for identifying a website, developing or refining a proposal, and crafting a marketing and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, Fund Raising
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Cooper, Robert J.; VanderWey, Scott A.; Wright, Kevin C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Within Extension, certain personnel, facilitators, and volunteers expected to conduct research in the form of program evaluation may have little or no training in effective research design and practices. This circumstance can lead to difficulties in the implementation of evaluation procedures, particularly with regard to program evaluation…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Fidelity, Extension Education, Program Implementation
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Radhakrishna, Rama; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Tobin, Daniel – Journal of Extension, 2019
We present a framework to help those working in Extension connect program designs with appropriate evaluation designs to improve evaluation. The framework links four distinct Extension program domains--service, facilitation, content transformation, and transformative education--with three types of evaluation design--preexperimental,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Design, Evaluation Methods, Research Design
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Caskey, Mary; Christiansen, Bonnie; Hakes, Stephanie; Held, Patti; Hyunjun, Kim; De La Rosa Mateo, Carolina – Journal of Extension, 2019
Reporting requirements for capturing data on the delivery of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) have evolved. University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension developed the SNAP Education Evaluation and Database System (SEEDS) to capture unduplicated participant information for SNAP-Ed programming conducted by U of M Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Databases, Data Collection
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Bird, Marianne; Wilkins, Tamekia – Journal of Extension, 2019
A data party is an engaging way to involve stakeholders in program evaluation. We explain the use of a data party for engaging 4-H program stakeholders (e.g., staff and volunteers) in data interpretation and helping them understand, embrace, and use program evaluation information to make data-driven decisions about their programs. We present two…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Stakeholders, Data Interpretation, Data Use
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Angima, Sam; Carroll, Jan B.; Reed, Scott – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension awards recognize programs that have achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues. Whether an individual or a team is recognized, the awardees gain inspiration and motivation and may attain promotion and/or tenure. The Western Region Program Leadership Committee oversees a special award…
Descriptors: Awards, Extension Education, Scoring Rubrics, Regional Programs
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Morgan, Whitney; Barlow, Rebecca – Journal of Extension, 2019
Natural resources Extension educators use outdoor environmental education sites to increase public knowledge of environmental issues, but locating appropriate sites can be time-consuming. Geographic information system (GIS) software and geospatial data can help Extension professionals choose such sites more efficiently. We describe our use of GIS…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources
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Griffin, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educators use school gardens to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math programming into their curricula. Extension agents are called on to assist with planning and long-term support of these gardens, often working with educators who have no horticultural experience. University of Georgia Extension's school garden team created a…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Agents, Horticulture, School Community Relationship
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Ellis, Gary D.; Taggart, Allen; Lepley, Toby; Lacanienta, Andrew – Journal of Extension, 2019
We describe a process for construction and use of a "dashboard" for monitoring the quality of in-person nonformal education programs. We followed the process to develop a 4-H special interest (SPIN) club dashboard, but the steps are applicable to any education program that includes instruction over multiple sessions. The dashboard…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nonformal Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Helmers, Matthew J.; Youngquist, Timothy D.; Grudens-Schuck, Nancy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Educational campaigns are more complicated when members of our audiences hold scientific misconceptions related to new technologies. Our prairie strips research and education team produced a brief, focused video aimed to dispel a misconception related to the effect of prairie strip plants' roots on agricultural drain tiles in the Midwest. Our…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Video Technology, Audiovisual Aids, Agricultural Education
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White, Alison J.; Scanga, Lauren H. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension personnel are tasked with ensuring that 4-H volunteers have competencies identified in the Volunteer Research and Knowledge Competency (VRKC) Taxonomy, 4-H youth development's foundational volunteer skills framework. The VRKC Codebook is a qualitative analysis tool for accurately identifying VRKC-aligned needs expressed in volunteer…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Volunteer Training
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Murrah-Hanson, Laurie; Kelley, Brittani; Cantwell, Jennifer; Cheney, Jeremy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Georgia 4-H has been partnering with public schools for over 100 years to provide youth development programming for elementary, middle, and high schools. In 2013, a new state accountability system required the addition of career exploration lessons in elementary schools. Georgia 4-H staff and faculty developed a career curriculum taught by county…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, School Community Programs, Public Schools
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Jasinski, James; Kulhanek, Ashley; Shumaker, Kate – Journal of Extension, 2019
A 6-hr train-the-trainer workshop focused on introducing the concept that insects may play a significant role in food security as the world population is projected to exceed 9 billion people by the mid 21st century. Workshop topics including cultural, nutritional, culinary, and commercial aspects surrounding edible insects were presented and…
Descriptors: Entomology, Workshops, Sustainability, Foods Instruction
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