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Diaz, John; Chaudhary, Anil Kumar; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Warner, Laura A. – Journal of Extension, 2019
In this era of accountability, Extension agents are expected to evaluate their programs for accountability. New Extension agents are not exempt from this expectation. If they lack evaluation capacity, this scenario can contribute to frustration and burnout. Therefore, it is paramount to explore new Extension agents' evaluation challenges and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Extension Agents, Accountability, Capacity Building
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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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Donaldson, Joseph L.; Gallimore, Lori; Swanson, Doug – Journal of Extension, 2019
Our study describes factors that influence Extension 4-H professionals' likelihood of participating in a professional development experience. We used a work group-developed survey to measure the level of influence of nine factors. Through convenience sampling, we obtained 558 responses from 4-H professionals representing all regions of the country…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Professional Development
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Small, Stephen A.; Huser, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2019
Trauma-informed care has become a major priority in recent efforts to address trauma and stress in the lives of children, adults, and families. Interest in trauma-informed care among Extension professionals has grown over the past several years as Extension partners and other child- and family-serving organizations initiate trauma-informed care…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Teacher Attitudes, Trauma
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Small, Stephen A.; Huser, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2019
Research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has garnered a great deal of attention and is increasingly used to demonstrate the negative impact of stressful and traumatic childhood experiences on psychological and physical health. ACEs have become a focus of local and state organizations and coalitions concerned about the well-being of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Mental Health, Physical Health, Trauma
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Cantarero, Rodrigo; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T.; Taylor, Sarah; Hong, Soo-Hong; Choi, Jeong-Kyun – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension professionals are increasingly using geographic information system (GIS) technology to develop and inform programs and services. In this article, we use a mapping exercise to demonstrate how the unit of data can be applied and inadvertently misrepresented in GIS mapping. We contrast the use of counts, percentages, and location quotients…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Teaching Methods, Extension Agents
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Cantarero, Rodrigo; de Guzman, Maria Rosario T.; Taylor, Sarah; Hong, Soo-Young; Choi, Jeong-Kyun – Journal of Extension, 2019
The increasing use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in various fields suggests the need for professionals, including those in Extension, to be mindful of communicating data accurately and effectively. This article examines approaches to creating classes or groupings within data as well as the weaknesses of each approach. Data…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Maps, Extension Agents, Data Collection
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Monk, J. Kale; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Bordere, Tashel C. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Higher education resources are increasingly limited due to declining budget revenue and other challenges. Thus, it is vital for Cooperative Extension to synergize efforts of disseminating education to the public. Promoting public scholarship in and beyond Extension is a promising initiative that can foster collaborations by leveraging existing…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Scholarship, Cooperation, Extension Agents
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Wille, Celina G.; Garcia, Zuri; Garcia-Pabón, José L. – Journal of Extension, 2019
A statewide need for Latino cultural competency training for Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel was identified. The solution involved the collaborative efforts of our team of two USU Extension faculty members and one Washington State University (WSU) Extension faculty member on adaption and customization of a needs assessment tool and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Cultural Awareness, Extension Agents, State Universities
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Taylor-Winney, Jennifer; Xue, Caryn; McNab, Erin; Krahn, Gloria – Journal of Extension, 2019
The "Journal of Extension" serves as a conduit for the dissemination of current research and practices within Extension and 4-H. We conducted a review of "Journal of Extension" articles published since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our purpose was to determine what practices, programs, and studies have…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Inclusion
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McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Palmer, Abbey; McFarland, Ashley; Isleib, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
Mitigating complex problems is increasingly essential to sustaining life on Earth. Empowering current and future generations to address these problems requires rethinking traditional education approaches. This article serves as a primer for land-based learning--defined as a pedagogical approach in which learners collaborate with community members…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Agricultural Occupations, Sustainability, Extension Agents
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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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Powell, Maud; Fery, Melissa; Agenbroad, Ariel; Guzy, Michael – Journal of Extension, 2019
We designed a national sustainable agriculture conference for women farmers and agricultural professionals to provide a supportive environment in which participants felt comfortable to learn, share, contribute, question, network, and make connections affecting their personal and professional lives. Through postconference and later retrospective…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Females, Agricultural Occupations, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Baughman, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2019
Extension professionals are increasingly participating in virtual work. Leading these new virtual teams presents challenges to building relationships within the teams, establishing trust, and communicating effectively. As the national project leader of the Military Families Learning Network, I share promising practices developed over 8 years of…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Teamwork, Computer Mediated Communication, Professional Development
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Tompkins, Chasity; Howell, Nykita; Mull, Casey – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension faculty and staff are constantly planning, implementing, and evaluating programming efforts. Data from participants are needed for assessing changes in knowledge, attitude, and behavior through summative and formative evaluation. However, collecting these data can be time-consuming and hard to achieve. A technological tool called…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Evaluation Methods, Data Collection
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