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Griffeth, Lauren L.; Randall, Nekeisha L.; Daniel, Jenna B. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Leadership development is a viable solution to equipping Extension employees for administrative responsibilities at earlier career stages. Extend Advanced Leadership Training Program (Extend) is a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cohort-based initiative proving to be a catalyst for enhancing the leadership skills of Extension personnel.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Capacity Building, Extension Education, Organizational Change
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Gagnon, Ryan J.; Pettigrew, Jonathan – Journal of Extension, 2018
In this article, we explore a component of evidence-based programming--implementation quality--within an emerging international Extension context. Specifically, we examine how the traits, characteristics, and perceptions of 46 program facilitators influenced their support of maintaining implementation quality in a Nicaraguan youth violence and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Program Implementation, Extension Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Ringenberg, Deanna; Kranz, William; Irmak, Suat; Dvorak, Bruce – Journal of Extension, 2018
Student interns are a resource that can increase the capacities of Extension professionals. Trained student interns based out of Nebraska Extension offices provided water and energy reduction recommendations to irrigators using center pivot irrigation systems. Follow-up interviews and a survey performed 1 to 3 years after the original assistance…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Water
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Zendehdel, Kamran; Clarke, Lorraine Weller; Hu, Xiaochu; Hess, Richard – Journal of Extension, 2018
Urban youth participation in agricultural activities has been linked to positive educational outcomes. This article explores the gender and racial differences in perceived knowledge gain and intended behavior change among youths participating in a youth urban agriculture workshop in 2015. Participants were students from underserved areas in…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Urban Youth, Workshops
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Tedrow, Amanda M. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Georgia Master Composter Program is both an adult environmental education course and an Extension volunteer program addressing the growing demand for composting education across the state of Georgia. The 9-week program includes lectures by experts, hands-on learning, and field trips and differs from traditional master Extension programs…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Extension Education, Adult Education, Wastes
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Kerr, Susan; Sanders, Christina; Moulton, Curtis; Gaffney, Michael – Journal of Extension, 2018
In 2014, a mudslide devastated a small community in rural northwestern Washington State, taking 43 lives. The disaster created ripple effects that affected families, economies, transportation, and employment in neighboring communities. This article provides details of the state land-grant university's efforts to help affected communities recover.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Land Grant Universities, Natural Disasters, Outreach Programs
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Eschbach, Cheryl; Carter, Erin; Newkirk, Cathy; Tiret, Holly; Millet, Maria; Cronk, Linda; Dwyer, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2018
Speed meetings are an innovative approach to creating partnerships among Extension experts and university health researchers. Extension educators play a pivotal role in providing community-based education, building partnerships across the state, and disseminating local research on a community level. The Extension Health Research team at Michigan…
Descriptors: Meetings, Extension Agents, College Faculty, School Community Relationship
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Karr, Lisa K.; Luck, Lena; D'Angelo, Nicole; Conner, Nathan W. – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Online FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE) Study Website was created to better prepare FFA members for the Veterinary Science CDE but is useful to Extension educators as well. The website provides resources for students who may not have access to hands-on study materials for the CDE. These resources include (a) instructional…
Descriptors: Career Development, Web Sites, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Education
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Blair, Robert B.; Fortson, Lucy; Anderson, Abigail; Strauss, Andrea – Journal of Extension, 2018
The explosive growth of citizen science has led to myriad independent projects in Minnesota and beyond. Here, we examine whether the field of citizen science would benefit from a center to coordinate efforts and help citizen science practitioners. We present results of a focus group--based needs assessment involving 52 practitioners active in…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Needs Assessment, Science Education, Networks
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Tiret, Holly; Reck, Katie; Perry, Georgina; Quintin, Veronica; Meuser, Charlye – Journal of Extension, 2018
Family life and Extension family and consumer science educators are encouraged to adapt existing curricula to effectively use with ethnically diverse audiences. Scholars have described different methods for culturally adapting programming; however, few have documented the process by which Extension educators may tackle this endeavor. The purpose…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Extension Education, Family Life Education, Home Economics
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Webster, Nicole; Smith, Maurice – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators often seek new strategies for engaging minority youths in 4-H programs, especially young Black males. These strategies require programming developed in response to the context of this population. We offer insights into the social context of Black males and offer suggestions that will help educators develop identity and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Youth Programs, Extension Education
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Keane, Michelle N.; Francis, Sarah L. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Diabetes is a health issue for many Latinos. Extension can help provide diabetes self-management education for rural-residing Latinos. In a pilot study, we evaluated the Extension-delivered diabetes program Latinos Living Well (LLW), as provided to 76 rural-residing Latino adults in a midwestern state. LLW consists of four weekly lessons that…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Self Management, Culturally Relevant Education, Program Descriptions
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Henley, Shauna C.; Herceg, Megan; O'Grady, Amanda – Journal of Extension, 2018
With baby boomer Extension professionals at or nearing retirement, recruitment strategies for future hires are important. Reaching out to undergraduate students is not uncommon; however, involving them in research may be an untapped tool for exposing them to a profession in Extension. Using community-based research that involves undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Extension Education, Research Assistants
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Sempier, Stephen H.; Swann, D. LaDon; Graham, Larissa; Hale, Christine; Maung-Douglass, Emily S.; Wilson, Monica; Bethel, Matthew; Plotkin, Pamela T.; Main, Martin B. – Journal of Extension, 2018
In response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) was formed to answer oil spill-related scientific questions. However, peer-reviewed scientific discoveries were not reaching people whose livelihoods depended on a healthy Gulf of Mexico. GoMRI and the four Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant programs partnered to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Private Financial Support, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Water Pollution
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