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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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Wahle, Amanda; Owens, Megan H.; Garst, Barry A. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Summer camp programs provide distinct opportunities for positive youth development through caring relationships and opportunities to build skills. To examine the extent to which youths experience the 4-H Essential Elements through 4-H camp programs, we administered the National 4-H Camping Research Consortium's Camp Context Questionnaire to youths…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Summer Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Self Determination
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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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Stotz, Sarah; Sanville, Laurel; Cotwright, Caree; Reed, Rachelle; Habibi, Mona; Lee, Jung Sun – Journal of Extension, 2019
Food Talk: Better U (FTBU) is a healthful weight management curriculum developed by the University of Georgia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team. FTBU addresses the high burden of obesity among low-income Georgians by focusing on healthful weight management practices. Topics include practicing portion control,…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Health Behavior, Nutrition Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Kaplan, Matthew; Greenwood-Junkermeier, Heather; Bradley, Leah – Journal of Extension, 2019
The Intergenerational Leadership Institute (ILI) is a yearlong certificate training program developed by Pennsylvania State University for older adults (55-plus) seeking new lifelong learning and civic engagement experiences and opportunities to contribute to innovation and change in their communities. Data from participant surveys and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Certification, Older Adults, Lifelong Learning
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Loibl, Cäzilia; Durham, Jim; Moulton, Stephanie – Journal of Extension, 2018
A partnership between Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency blends effective community outreach with rigorous research. Community outreach of the partners ranges from home buyer education to foreclosure prevention in Ohio. Research projects of the partnership target program design, pilot testing, and evaluation. The…
Descriptors: State Universities, Extension Education, State Agencies, Housing
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Kirkwood, Meghan L. E. – Journal of Extension, 2018
In 2014, land-grant institutions observed the centenary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension program. Traditionally, Cooperative Extension has engaged in and disseminated findings from research in areas such as agricultural sciences and public policy, but rarely the visual arts, despite the prevalence of visual arts…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Extension Education, Visual Arts, State Universities
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Pennisi, Lisa; Lackey, N. Qwynne; Meendering, Kim; Brandle, James R. – Journal of Extension, 2018
To gauge community support for a proposed environmental education center and demonstration farm, we surveyed 514 local residents. Our intent was to assess community members' support for the project and relevant programming interests and to determine the roles that level of community satisfaction, perceived economic impact, and demographics played…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Demonstration Programs, Needs Assessment
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Pennisi, Lisa; Lackey, N. Qwynne – Journal of Extension, 2018
We undertook a multiyear evaluation of the NaturePalooza Science Festival, an annual public event designed to increase science literacy and sustainability behavior, to measure impacts. Surveys conducted at the 2014 and 2015 events and 6 months after the 2015 event showed that 77%, 92%, and 100% of respondents, respectively, learned new…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Science Fairs, Scientific Literacy, Sustainability
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Strohbehn, Catherine H.; Enderton, Arlene; Shaw, Angela M.; Perry, Bridget; Overdiep, Jacques; Naeve, Linda – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators have been enlisted to assist farmers in meeting requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule (PSR). Although food safety is a familiar topic for Extension educators, helping farmers learn how to prepare for PSR regulations is new. In this article, we describe a needs assessment conducted in the north…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Food
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Angima, Sam; Gaebel, Katie – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension is known for developing practical applications through research and demonstration of new and improved practices that positively affect end users. However, Extension has much to offer to all learners, including matriculated students, through experiential learning opportunities. A successful multidisciplinary effort involved students,…
Descriptors: College Students, Experiential Learning, Extension Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kilonzo-Nthenge, Agnes; Ricketts, John C.; Pitchay, Dharma – Journal of Extension, 2018
We delivered to growers and Extension educators a workshop addressing good agricultural practices (GAP) for produce safety. To assess the workshop's effects as applicable to behavioral intervention theory, we studied past behaviors, behavioral intentions, and changes in knowledge. Workshop participants had been aware of but did not fully…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Workshops, Agricultural Occupations, Safety
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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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Schroeder, Mary; Grannon, Kate; Shanafelt, Amy; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of Extension, 2018
University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension has assisted schools in making policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes to improve the school food environment. UMN Extension's involvement in the Project breakFAST program demonstrates how Extension can provide training and technical assistance to support school staff in making PSE changes that…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Universities, Food Service, Technical Assistance
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Shaw, Angela; Helterbran, Kara – Journal of Extension, 2018
Workers on prison farms in the United States commonly grow produce and row crops and raise livestock. Teaching good agricultural practices to prisoners and prison staff increases the safety of the food produced and reduces the likelihood of an illness outbreak. We developed a food safety curriculum for use on prison farms in Iowa. In developing…
Descriptors: Food, Safety, Agricultural Education, Extension Education
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