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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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Arnold, Mary E.; Gandy, Jonathan – Journal of Extension, 2019
Recently, a new program model for describing and predicting the impact of 4-H on youths was proposed. The model's structure was confirmed statistically in preliminary testing. However, youth voice had not been included in the development of the model. This article describes a study intended to assess the alignment of the six thriving indicators…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agricultural Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Parisi, Michelle A.; Northcutt, Julie K.; McKendry, Jean E.; Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook; Dye, Cheryl J.; Snow, Jennifer Z. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has developed and is implementing a statewide population health management model aimed at leveraging key partnerships in South Carolina. The model delineates roles of key partners needed to operationalize statewide initiatives and drive the delivery of health extension in the state. Clemson…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Models, Delivery Systems, Partnerships in Education
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Griffin, Becky; Braman, Kris – Journal of Extension, 2018
Due to changing federal and state policy as well as increased community concerns about pollinators, assisting clients interested in pollinator health is taking more Extension agent time and resources. In addition, many gardeners tend to be beginners in need of support to recognize best management practices related to pollinating and beneficial…
Descriptors: Entomology, Gardening, Models, Program Development
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Hatch, Carolyn J.; Burkhart-Kriesel, Cheryl; Sherin, Kenneth – Journal of Extension, 2018
Workforce development is a growing need in rural communities. This article recognizes Cooperative Extension as a critical labor market intermediary in fostering local workforce solutions. It proposes a community-based approach with Extension at the center of a process for identifying key stakeholders, facilitating collaboration, and supporting…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Rural Extension, Extension Education, Community Education
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Vines, Karen A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Greater engagement has been emphasized as a need for Cooperative Extension for decades. Today this emphasis is also seen in higher education. Accordingly, there is need for clarity regarding the definition and community implementation of engagement. In the study described, I sought to address this need by conducting semistructured interviews with…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Higher Education, Program Implementation, Extension Agents
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Engle, Molly; Maddy, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2018
Using a stratified random sample and real-time virtual focus group sessions, we evaluated the regional administrative model, addressing personnel supervision, program direction, financial management, and administrative leadership. We concluded that the regional administrative model remains a highly charged topic, there is no common understanding…
Descriptors: Models, Focus Groups, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Homan, Dustin M.; Epley, Hannah H. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Youths not only participate in Extension services but also can be equipped as facilitators to extend information about a critical topic to new audiences. Our interdisciplinary team of Extension professionals created a program to equip youths as peer educators, increase youths' awareness and understanding of a new topic (local foods), promote…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Peer Teaching, Food
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Lopes, Sandro; Geldhof, G. John; Bowers, Edmond P.; Thogmartin, Asia – Journal of Extension, 2018
As youth development programs established in the United States expand globally, researchers must evaluate their impacts in diverse contexts. The work described in this article established a baseline for assessing the impact of a 4-S youth program at professional technical high schools in Costa Rica. The 4-S program is equivalent to 4-H in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational High Schools, Control Groups, Quasiexperimental Design
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Collins, Rusty; Gaolach, Brad – Journal of Extension, 2018
Colorado State University's Denver County Extension office is transforming the urban Extension landscape through a deliberate shift from traditional Extension programming toward a more project-based approach. In collaboration with the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research, Denver County Extension developed the hot shot model to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Urban Areas, Extension Agents, Expertise
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Gaolach, Brad; Aitken, Martha; Gromko, Anthony – Journal of Extension, 2018
Washington State University (WSU) is redefining how Extension works in urban areas. Its Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension (Metro Center) engages nontraditional Extension audiences using an innovative business model that focuses on short-term projects instead of long-term programs. Outcome-driven, client-centered, and…
Descriptors: Universities, Urban Areas, Extension Education, Audiences
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Schmieder, Christian; Caldwell, Kyrie E. H.; Bechtol, Ellen – Journal of Extension, 2018
Land-grant Extension institutions face increasing expectations to use data to communicate value and drive program and organizational development. In this article, we introduce the University of Wisconsin--Extension Data Jam Initiative, an integrated qualitative software, methods, and data analysis curriculum. The Data Jam Initiative is an…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Cooperation, Mentors, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Worker, Steven M.; Schmitt-McQuitty, Lynn; Ambrose, Andrea; Brian, Kelley; Schoenfelder, Emily; Smith, Martin H. – Journal of Extension, 2017
The California 4-H Science Leadership Team conducted a statewide assessment to evaluate the needs of county-based 4-H programs related to the key areas of the 4-H Science Initiative: program development and design, professional development, curricula, evaluation, partnerships, and fund development. The use of multiple qualitative data sources…
Descriptors: Science Education, Youth Programs, Needs Assessment, Qualitative Research
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Arnold, Mary E.; Davis, Jamie M.; Lundeberg, Roberta – Journal of Extension, 2017
In 2014 the Oregon 4-H program adopted a new program model to describe and evaluate the impact of 4-H on youths. The model is based on promoting thriving in young people, with an emphasis on high program quality. This article discusses the impact on thriving in 378 youth participants of the 4-H Summer Conference (4-HSC) program. The results of the…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Roka, Fritz M.; Thissen, Carlene A.; Monaghan, Paul F.; Morera, Maria C.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Tovar-Aguilar, Jose Antonio – Journal of Extension, 2017
This article outlines a four-step model for developing a training program for farm labor supervisors. The model draws on key lessons learned during the development of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Farm Labor Supervisor Training program. The program is designed to educate farm supervisors on farm labor laws…
Descriptors: Models, Program Development, Training, Supervisors
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