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Ali, Amanda D.; Harder, Amy; Lindsey, Angela; Lundy, Lisa; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2020
Purpose: While Extension agents should be ready to deal with recovery efforts, emotional stress can hinder their ability to respond effectively. This study sought to provide overall insights into Florida's Extension agents' ability to engage in post-hurricane response. Design/Methodology/Approach: Resilience and coping literature facilitated a…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Coping, Extension Agents, Natural Disasters
Roberts, T. Grady; Rodriguez, Mary T.; Gouldthorpe, Jessica L.; Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Harder, Amy; Hartmann, Marta – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
The National Research Council (2009) emphasized the importance of enhancing the undergraduate experience to better prepare graduates to work in a global economy. The NRC went further to suggest college faculty might need professional development to make appropriate changes. In 2010, as a part of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant, eight…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
Harder, Amy; Zelaya, Priscilla; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Extension organizations are challenged to provide onboarding to new employees that is comprehensive and high quality, yet cost-effective. The purpose of this study was to explore Extension agents' perceptions of participating in an onboarding program that used a blended approach involving face-to-face and online learning components. The objectives…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Attitude Measures, Blended Learning
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Narine, Lendel K.; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: The effectiveness of new extension approaches hinges on farmers' willingness to adopt innovative ways to interact with extension. Therefore, this study explored farmers' willingness to use mobile text messaging for two-way interactions with Ministry Extension officers. Design/Methodology/Approach: Guided by the Unified Theory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Agricultural Occupations, Telecommunications
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Hurst, Sara D.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs and attitudes of secondary agriculture teachers regarding global agricultural issues. A randomized national sample of 417 teachers were surveyed using a modified version of the International Agricultural Awareness and Understanding Survey (Wingenbach, Boyd, Lindner, Dick, Arispe, & Haba,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Global Approach, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers
Mazurkewicz, Melissa; Harder, Amy; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Higher education institutions are attempting to use teaching farms to provide hands-on learning experiences to students, but there is a lack of research on the degree of cognitive engagement at teaching farms. Kolb's model provided the theoretical framework for assessing evidence of experiential learning in courses using teaching farms.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Evidence, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods
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Harder, Amy; Lamm, Alexa; Roberts, T. Grady; Navarro, Maria; Ricketts, John – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Today's college graduates in agricultural and life sciences must be prepared to work in a global society. Increasing the integration of international content into on-campus courses requires globally competent faculty members. This study reports faculty's initial attitudes and beliefs about Latin American culture prior to participating in a 12-day…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Latin American Culture, Teacher Attitudes
Stedman, Nicole L. P.; Roberts, T. Grady; Harder, Amy; Myers, Brian E.; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
There has been a call for faculty at academic institutions to improve the quality of their educational programs. Previous research findings have found that the size and focus of the institution impacts the quality and resources given to instructional activities. However, it has been noted that traditionally research-focused institutions now are…
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Distance Education, Self Concept, Knowledge Level
Harder, Amy; Goff, Sam; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine research productivity in the Journal of Agricultural Education from 1996 to 2005 and explain factors that contributed to that productivity. In Volumes 37 to 46, 333 articles were published. The most productive institutions were determined by frequency of the institutional affiliation of article authors. The…
Descriptors: Productivity, Agricultural Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals