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Lobley, Jennifer; Edwards, Harriett C.; Vettern, Rachelle; Lesmeister, Marilyn K.; McKinley, Steve – Journal of Extension, 2019
The National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum is an alternative to multistate, face-to-face volunteer forums. Building on the success of regional e-forums, a collaborative group planned and offered three webinars that were relevant, economical, consistent, and convenient to attend. A blended learning strategy can successfully be used for focusing on both…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Volunteers, Extension Education, Seminars
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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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Wang, Tong – Journal of Extension, 2019
A new method for evaluating the influence of Extension programming involves exploring whether Extension clientele differ from others in knowledge and behavior related to a particular topic. Analysis of South Dakota farm survey data allowed for the assessment of potential impacts of Extension through comparison of knowledge and adoption regarding…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Knowledge Level, Behavior
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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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Qu, Shuyang; Fischer, Laura; Rumble, Joy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Childhood obesity is one of the leading problems facing Americans today. As children continue to struggle with both obesity and food insecurity, many parents and doctors look to schools to be responsible for providing healthful meals. The aim of the Farm to School (F2S) program is to bring fresh, local produce into school cafeterias. Aligning with…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Food Service, Extension Education, Barriers
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DePhelps, Colette; Newman, Soren; Golden, Lauren; Mayes, Iris – Journal of Extension, 2019
A whole-farm planning course in Idaho has evolved from an in-person course offered by a single instructor in one location to an online course to a hybrid learning course that combines online learning with in-person and webinar components offered simultaneously at multiple sites across the state. Evaluation data suggest that all three approaches…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Agricultural Education, Online Courses, Experiential Learning
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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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Corboy, John Trevor M.; Warner, Laura A.; Benge, Matt – Journal of Extension, 2019
Leadership development, service learning, place-based education, and economic revitalization are topics relevant to Extension. We performed an evaluation to determine whether a place-based leadership program in Clermont County, Ohio, helps students develop leadership skills and encourages their return to the community. Program evaluation data…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Leadership Training, Extension Education, High School Students
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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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Erickson, Luke; Hansen, Lyle; Chamberlin, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2019
University of Idaho Extension educators have developed a library of 10 game-based personal finance programs, collectively known as the Northwest Youth Financial Education project, and have made these programs freely available for Extension educators to use. The purpose of this article is to share highlights from an associated train-the-trainer…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Extension Education, Money Management, Youth Programs
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Payne, Pamela B.; Brower, Naomi; Lefthand, Matthew – Journal of Extension, 2019
Couples often seek marital education to strengthen their relationships. This article explores the program effectiveness of a multiyear, multicounty marriage enrichment event. Analysis of retrospective "pre-then-post" evaluations across 2 years of the event (N = 480 in 2015; N = 554 in 2016) suggests that participant knowledge increased…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Marriage, Program Effectiveness, Knowledge Level
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