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Clifford, Maggie; Monroe, Martha – Journal of Extension, 2018
Increasing literacy among Extension professionals in every sector regarding potential regional impacts and adaptation strategies related to climate change is key to producing high-quality relevant programs addressing climate-related risks. Professionals in the forestry, agriculture, livestock, and coastal resources sectors attended the Southeast…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Extension Education, Literacy
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Barrett, Eric; Kowalski, Jacqueline – Journal of Extension, 2018
The growth of community gardens has created new opportunities for urban Extension personnel at a time when staffing resources continue to decline. To serve the integrated pest management (IPM) needs of community gardening populations, Extension educators in two urban counties developed an on-site program involving a demonstration kit and planning…
Descriptors: Gardening, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Urban Areas
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Griffeth, Lauren L.; Tiller, Lori; Jordan, Jenny; Sapp, Rochelle; Randall, Nekeisha – Journal of Extension, 2018
The presence of women in positions of power in the agriculture industry is lacking. This article highlights findings generated from the 2016 Southern Region Women's Agricultural Leadership Summit attended by women from 13 southern states. The research revealed that women working in Extension should (a) formally connect with leadership mentors, (b)…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Extension Agents, Agriculture, Mentors
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Vrentas, Catherine E.; Zinnen, Thomas M. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Small-scale science activities provide an opportunity for engagement of diverse, large audiences at settings such as 4-H fairs. We present practical information for implementation of small-scale food science experiences in the Extension education context. Our focus is description of a tool for adaptation of activities for inquiry-based learning…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Youth Programs, Food, Inquiry
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Lobenstein, Monica – Journal of Extension, 2018
Youths trained in intervention skills can help stop a suicide through effective communication and an empathetic response. Extension professionals and community partners developed a layered approach to teaching suicide intervention skills, involving school staff, other community-based adults, and youths in a consistent community training process.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Intervention, Suicide, Prevention
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Franz, Nancy K.; Baumeister, Jerri; Van Dyke, Leslie; Wollan, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension is known for creating educational environments conducive to the transformative learning required for people to change their perspectives and make better decisions in their lives. However, creating such environments is not easy. The complex Extension context often produces barriers to including program components that support…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Extension Education, Partnerships in Education, Caring
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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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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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Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Dev, Dipti; McGinnis, Colin M.; Thomas, Tyler – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension professionals can improve their use of social media as channels for extending programmatic efforts by maximizing target audience reach and engagement. We describe how implementation of a tool kit highlighting best practices for using social media improved Extension professionals' efforts to engage target audience members via social…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Social Media, Audience Participation
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Newberry, Milton G., III; Israel, Glenn D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
We explored the motivations for and psychological benefits gained from participating in the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP). We surveyed 3,904 participants, and 1,983 participants responded with completed questionnaires, for a 50.79% response rate. Florida master naturalists participated to learn, help the environment, and act on…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Educational Benefits, Environmental Education, Extension Education
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Dev, Dipti A.; Blitch, Kimberly A.; Hatton-Bowers, Holly; Ramsay, Samantha; Garcia, Aileen S. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Although the benefits of using video as a learning tool in Extension programs are well known, less is understood about effective methods for creating videos. We present a five-step procedure for developing educational videos that focus on evidence-based practices, and we provide practical examples from our use of the five steps in creating a video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Film Production, Extension Education, Educational Innovation
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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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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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