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The Virtual Extension Annual Conference: Addressing Contemporary Professional Development Needs, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Brekke, Deborah M. Coates, Cathann Kress, Julie M. Hlas Feb 2014

The Virtual Extension Annual Conference: Addressing Contemporary Professional Development Needs, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Brekke, Deborah M. Coates, Cathann Kress, Julie M. Hlas

Education Publications

Extension systems are experimenting with new models for conducting professional development to enhance staff competence and other returns on professional development investments. The ISUEO virtual annual conference provides a successful flipped classroom model of asynchronous and synchronous learning events for conducting an Extension annual conference. The lessons learned and emerging promising practices from our experiment will help Extension systems better meet the professional development needs of today's Extension workers by providing new learning models and technology they can incorporate into their practice.


A Critical Thinking Benchmark For A Department Of Agricultural Education And Studies, Dustin K. Perry, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen Jan 2014

A Critical Thinking Benchmark For A Department Of Agricultural Education And Studies, Dustin K. Perry, Michael S. Retallick, Thomas H. Paulsen

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Due to an ever changing world where technology seemingly provides endless answers, today’s higher education students must master a new skill set reflecting an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and communications. The purpose of this study was to establish a departmental benchmark for critical thinking abilities of students majoring in agricultural education and studies. Seventy-five senior-level undergraduates completed a Critical Thinking Assessment Test (CAT) during the spring 2013 semester. A one-sample t-test utilizing national norm data and a step-wise regression model analyzing predictors of critical thinking ability were used to address research objectives. The only critical thinking skill ...


Perceptions Regarding Importance And Frequency Of Use Of Selected Communication Tools By Iowa Cattle Producers, Jaclyn F. Tweeten Jan 2014

Perceptions Regarding Importance And Frequency Of Use Of Selected Communication Tools By Iowa Cattle Producers, Jaclyn F. Tweeten

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

New technologies have profoundly affected the agricultural industry in the twentieth century. Within the agriculture industry numerous forms of communication exist. Forms of communication accessible to cattle producers and industry leaders include face-to-face, print media, electronic media, and social media. With several communication tools available to producers it is imperative to understand producers' perceived importance and usage of these communication tools. Understanding the usage of communication tools by cattle producers will help beef industry partners, beef breed associations, and the overall beef industry to better communicate with producers. Nonetheless, if electronic forms of communication provide quick access to information, one ...


Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall Jan 2014

Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall

Sociology Publications

Development of extension and outreach that effectively engage farmers in climate change adaptation and/or mitigation activities can be informed by an improved understanding of farmers' perspectives on climate change and related impacts. This research employed latent class analysis (LCA) to analyze data from a survey of 4,778 farmers from 11 US Corn Belt states. The research focused on two related research questions: (1) to what degree do farmers differ on key measures of beliefs about climate change, experience with extreme weather, perceived risks to agriculture, efficacy, and level of support for public and private adaptive and mitigative action ...


Communicating Climate Science: Components Of Engaging The Agricultural Audience, Adam Wilke Jan 2013

Communicating Climate Science: Components Of Engaging The Agricultural Audience, Adam Wilke

Sociology Publications

The agricultural sector relies on climate information to formulate management decisions which hedge against environmental risks. How this scientific information is communicated by climatologists to the agricultural audience is investigated. It is necessary to not only provide data, but also frame the message as relevant to agriculture, encompassing risk management.


Tea Time: Raising Awareness And Support For Extension, Nancy K. Franz, Chris Fahey Jun 2012

Tea Time: Raising Awareness And Support For Extension, Nancy K. Franz, Chris Fahey

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

In a time of reliance on electronic media for information, chaotic programming environments, and declining public resources, Extension workers need to find unique ways to connect with stakeholders to maintain and increase support for programming. To address this need, we developed, conducted, and evaluated a series of stakeholder teas. We found this method of communicating with stakeholders builds social, political, and fiscal support for Extension programming.


Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti Jun 2008

Lessons Learned As A Faculty Advisor To A Student- Produced Event, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The curtain dropped on April 25, 2008, concluding my third year as faculty advisor to the Iowa State University Textiles and Clothing Fashion Show. This year marked perhaps our most successful event to date. Attendance increased 35 percent from the previous year and included 2,455 guests in Stephens Auditorium, filling all but the most remote corners.


Users And Usefulness Of Midwest Plan Service Publications, David Neil Gustafson Jan 1967

Users And Usefulness Of Midwest Plan Service Publications, David Neil Gustafson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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