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Cone, Joseph – Journal of Extension, 2013
To engage recipients of Extension science-based video programming involves understanding what behaviors and decisions the recipients may be considering that can be affected by the programming. Such understanding may be developed through interviews, focus groups, and surveys, which should provide guidance for elements of the style and content of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Audience Analysis, Audience Awareness, Affective Behavior
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Barrett, Scott M.; Bolding, M. Chad; Munsell, John F. – Journal of Extension, 2012
Virginia's SHARP logger program is a Cooperative Extension program currently providing training to over 1,500 loggers, foresters, and others. We conducted a mail survey of SHARP loggers to characterize program participants, assess programming needs, and evaluate program effectiveness. Results indicate a diverse group of participants in terms of…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Wyman, Miriam; Escobedo, Francisco; Varela, Sebastian; Asuaje, Cesar; Mayer, Henry; Swisher, Mickie; Hermansen-Baez, Annie – Journal of Extension, 2011
Hispanics are the country's fastest growing minority group. The study reported here surveyed and assessed Extension agents from two demographically different regions in Florida on perceptions and attitudes about the need, quality, and dissemination of Spanish Extension materials. Results showed Extension programs are important sources of…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Natural Resources, Minority Groups, Community Needs
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Stevenson, Jill L.; Moore, Dale A.; Newman, Jerry; Schmidt, Janet L.; Smith, Sarah M.; Smith, Jean; Kerr, Susan; Wallace, Michael; BoyEs, Pat – Journal of Extension, 2011
4-H livestock projects present disease transmission risks that can be reduced by the use of bio-security practices. The responsibility of teaching bio-security to youth belongs primarily to volunteer leaders, who may not be aware of the importance of these practices. A needs assessment for an online educational module about bio-security revealed…
Descriptors: Animals, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Diseases
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Smaldone, Dave; Boone, Deborah A.; Selin, Steve; See, Amanda – Journal of Extension, 2011
Conservation and environmental education share similar goals with Extension and thus holds partnership potential for Extension. The study reported here compared the needs and barriers faced by environmental educators and Extension agents in West Virginia using a mail survey. Results indicated there were both similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Agents, Mail Surveys, Questionnaires
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Schwarz, Michael H.; Gibson, Jerry – Journal of Extension, 2010
The study reported here identified continuing education and training needs of aquaculture Extension agents, specialists, and program administrators in 10 competency areas relating to the need for continuing education or training. Fourteen resources on the AquaNIC Web site were also evaluated, as was the efficacy of the AQUA-EXT listserv. Data were…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Extension Agents, Continuing Education
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Suvedi, Murari; Jeong, Eunseong; Coombs, John – Journal of Extension, 2010
In 2008 MSU Extension evaluated their program to identify the major areas of educational need for Michigan farmers and agribusiness operators. Surveys were mailed to a stratified random sample from Michigan Agricultural Statistics Service records of dairy, livestock, swine, cash crops, fruit, vegetable, and nursery/greenhouse producers. Findings…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Agricultural Occupations, Agribusiness, Agriculture