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Olson, Eric D.; Rajagopal, Lakshman – Journal of Extension, 2018
Festivals, fairs, and events (FFEs) provide rural communities with economic and noneconomic benefits. For the project described in this article, we conducted a needs assessment of Iowa FFE managers by surveying them about the challenges they face in event management and then used the results of the assessment as the basis for training sessions…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Rural Areas, Needs Assessment, Extension Education
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Chalker-Scott, Linda; Daniels, Catherine H.; Martini, Nicole – Journal of Extension, 2016
The Garden Team at Washington State University is a transdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students with expertise in applied plant and soil sciences and an interest in Extension education. The team's primary mission is to create current, relevant, and peer-reviewed materials as Extension publications for home gardeners. The average yearly…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Extension Education, Soil Science
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Stafne, Eric T.; Ingels, George; Ingels, Jane; Carroll, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2016
Collaboration is an important part of the interaction between Extension and industry. Successful sharing of workload can provide benefits for both parties. A project to create a workbook to address vineyard sustainability was initiated by members of the Oklahoma grape industry with assistance from land-grant university Extension. Productive…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Extension Agents, Extension Education, School Business Relationship
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Anderson-Wilk, Mark; Rollins, Dora; Ginsburg, Ariel; Noel, Diane – Journal of Extension, 2014
The Extension services of Washington State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Idaho established Pacific Northwest Extension Publishing (PNW Publishing) in 1946 as a mechanism of regional cooperation and cost savings. Other regions followed suit in the decades that followed. Today, PNW Publishing is the last standing…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Regional Programs, Cooperative Programs, Publications
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Perry, Christina; Albrecht, Julie; Litchfield, Ruth; Meysenburg, Rebecca L.; Er, Ida NgYin; Lum, Adeline; Beattie, Sam; Larvick, Carol; Schwarz, Carol; Temple, Jan; Meimann, Elizabeth – Journal of Extension, 2012
Printed materials have been used extensively as an educational tool to increase food safety awareness. Few educational materials have been designed to target families with young children for food safety education. This article reports the use of the formative evaluation process to develop a brochure designed to enhance awareness about food safety…
Descriptors: Publications, Extension Education, Food, Foods Instruction
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Reyburn, Jerry H. – Journal of Extension, 1979
A study compared the readability level of five categories of project books in 11 states. Using the Dale-Chall readability scale to rate the publications, it was concluded that 75 percent of the basic Unit I publications were above the reading level of 68 percent of the audience. (LRA)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Extension Education, Publications, Readability
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Nolan, Michael; Lasley, Paul – Journal of Extension, 1979
A Missouri study conducted to determine agricultural extension usage patterns found that heavy users of extension publications tended to be younger farmers, those with a relatively large amount of land, and pork producers. Extension meetings were a less frequent source of information than either publications or county extension office visits. (LRA)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Community Development, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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Nehiley, James M.; William, Ray D. – Journal of Extension, 1980
A study on the readability of publications of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service shows that most are written at the 12th-grade level, though the average Floridian reads at the sixth-grade level. The materials present a barrier to comprehension by limited-resource audiences in Florida. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adults, Data Analysis, Extension Education, Publications