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The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon Jul 2015

The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model: Adapting To A Changing Context, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Ryan J. Gagnon

Education Publications

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension in the United States has used a consistently articulated program development model including program planning, design and implementation, and evaluation that involves stakeholders in the process. This issue of the Journal of Human Sciences and Extension examines the history and evolution of the program development model for successful Extension work and adaptations to that model that have emerged due to the changing educational context. This issue provides information on how elements of the model have changed over the last 100 years; delves into contemporary issues and challenges; and provides important analysis, implications, lessons learned ...


Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance Of Implementation Research In Extension, Ryan J. Gagnon, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Matthew F. Bumpus Jun 2015

Factors Impacting Program Delivery: The Importance Of Implementation Research In Extension, Ryan J. Gagnon, Nancy K. Franz, Barry A. Garst, Matthew F. Bumpus

Education Publications

Cooperative Extension is in a unique position, given its relationship with research-based, Land-Grant Universities, to advance the scholarship of implementation research. A stronger shift towards evidence-based practice has been occurring, oriented towards the assessment of programs for outcomes. This paper explores core concepts related to program implementation and delves into factors that influence successful implementation of Extension programs and services. The importance of implementation within the Extension Program Development Model is explored, along with emerging issues and trends.


Cooperative Extension Program Development And The Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives From Two Lifelong Extension Professionals, Karen Bruns, Nancy K. Franz Jun 2015

Cooperative Extension Program Development And The Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives From Two Lifelong Extension Professionals, Karen Bruns, Nancy K. Franz

Education Publications

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension has been bringing university research and resources to communities to help them address critical issues. Historically, Extension was one of the first university engagement models in the country. In the last 20 years, community-university engagement models on campus have intersected and competed with Extension work. These engagement models are challenging Extension’s long-established Program Development Model. Extension is only one vehicle or methodology for engagement work. For Extension to continue to leverage an important place in community-university engagement, it must more fully align the Program Development Model with the standards for assessing successful community-university ...


Programming For The Public Good: Ensuring Public Value Through The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model, Nancy K. Franz Jun 2015

Programming For The Public Good: Ensuring Public Value Through The Cooperative Extension Program Development Model, Nancy K. Franz

Education Publications

Effective Cooperative Extension programs produce important private and public value for individuals, families, businesses, and communities. However, the public value of Extension programming often goes unmeasured and unarticulated. Extension needs to reclaim its role as a key provider of public value for Land Grant Universities through strong educational programs driven by infusing public value into all elements of the Extension Program Development Model. This article describes Extension’s public value movement including organizational, professional, program, and scholarship development efforts to enhance public good effectiveness articulation. Lessons learned, implications, and next steps for Extension’s public value success through a strong ...


Nf05-617 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-617 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Court, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the second in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Nf05-620 Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-620 Guardianship/Conservatorship Financial Responsibilities, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the fifth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and related financial responsibilities.


Nf05-621 Alternatives To Guardianship, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-621 Alternatives To Guardianship, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the sixth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and alternatives to guardianship.


Nf05-618 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Ward, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-618 Guardianship Responsibilities To The Ward, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the third in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2005

Nf05-619 Decision Making As A Guardian, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact, the fourth in a series, discusses legal guardianship and decision making.


Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

Nf05-592 Both Partners Are Responsible For The Relationship, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Both partners in a marriage are equally responsible for nurturing the relationship and "keeping the spark alive." Too often society has placed this responsibility on the woman when it should be equally shared. Women often have accepted the "caretaker" role partially because of their connectedness with children and family; however, both partners have a great stake in the well-being of the marriage and should care deeply about keeping the relationship viable and healthy. One person cannot strengthen the relationship alone. It takes two working together to strengthen the partner relationship.


G05-1563 Manure Incorporation And Crop Residue Cover: Part I: Reduction Of Cover, David P. Shelton Jan 2005

G05-1563 Manure Incorporation And Crop Residue Cover: Part I: Reduction Of Cover, David P. Shelton

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Residue cover reduction caused by soil-engaging components typically used with tank spreaders and towed hose systems to apply liquid or slurry manure.

Manure incorporation represents a compromise between best management practices for soil erosion control and manure management. Manure should be incorporated into the soil for odor control, increased availability of nutrients, and control of potential manure runoff; however, disturbing the soil and crop residue may increase soil erosion and water runoff. This NebGuide summarizes the results of a field study to determine the influences on crop residue cover of common equipment used to simultaneously apply and incorporate manure.


Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon Jan 2004

Nf04-590 What Is Guardianship?, Eileen Krumbach, John Defrain, Bruce Cudly, Dina Rathje, Carol Lieske, Rene Ferdinand, Mary Evans, Mary Gordon

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

This NebFact, the first in a series, discusses legal guardianship.


Nf04-595 Surveillance For Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, David R. Smith, Dicky D. Griffin Jan 2004

Nf04-595 Surveillance For Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, David R. Smith, Dicky D. Griffin

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Veterinarians should consider BSE in their list of diagnostic differentials when cattle exhibit signs of behavioral changes, ataxia, or recumbency.


Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick Jan 2004

Nf04-591 What Is Genetic Engineering And How Does It Work?, Patricia M. Hain, Julie A. Albrecht, Douglas A. Golick

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Genetic engineering is the process of manually adding new DNA to an organism.


Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith Jan 2004

Nf04-593 Understanding How Usda-Fsis Determines The Age Of Cattle For Current Bse Regulations, Dicky D. Griffin, David R. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the key points used by USDA-FSIS veterinary inspectors to classify cattle as being under or over 30 months of age. Age helps determine which carcasses will be segregated for removal of "specified risk materials" associated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).


G04-1542 Planning An Intergenerational™ Dialogue, Laverne Barrett, Andrea J. Gage Jan 2004

G04-1542 Planning An Intergenerational™ Dialogue, Laverne Barrett, Andrea J. Gage

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Intergenerational Dialogues can help communities address important issues. This NebGuide offers guidance.

The Intergenerational™Dialogue

An Intergenerational™Dialogue is usually a one-day, six-hour event that allows the five living generations to come together to create an action plan to address a specific community issue. When all age groups of the community are involved in problem solving, it is easier to gain solution commitment and a greater response to planned action. Does this sound too good to be true? The following is a descriptive outline for planning an Intergenerational Dialogue in a community. The basis for the NebGuide is the work ...


G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith Jan 2004

G04-1537 Wind Erosion And Its Control, Drew J. Lyon, John A. Smith

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses how wind erosion occurs and presents methods for reducing wind erosion on land devoted to crop production. Wind erosion is widespread on agricultural land in the Great Plains, particularly in the semi-arid regions. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile part of the soil (organic matter, clay, and silt) and lowers soil productivity. This loss in productivity increases the costs of producing crops. Blowing soil can reduce seedling survival and growth, depress crop yields, and increase the susceptibility of plants to certain types of stress, including diseases.


Nf03-578 How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch Jan 2003

Nf03-578 How Can I Help An Older Person Who May Have A Mental Illness?, Kathy Bosch

Agricultural Research Division News & Annual Reports

Even though many persons suffer with a mental illness or disease at some point in their lives, these problems are treatable.


Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1569 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Cropland Grasshoppers: Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, Gary L. Hein, John B. Campbell, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Summer feeding grasshoppers can cause severe damage to nearly all crops when they are abundant in field borders. Identification of the grasshoppers present is important because only four species are likely to cause significant crop damage. These four species are spur-throated grasshoppers that have a rounded head and a spur between their front legs. They are more common in weed-infested field borders and weedy adjacent pastures, but will move to cropland after consuming most of the weeds. Summer feeding grasshoppers overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June.


Nf03-565 Exotic Newcastle Disease (End) Nebraska Poultry Producers Quick Reference, Grasso M. Ebako, Del Wilmot Jan 2003

Nf03-565 Exotic Newcastle Disease (End) Nebraska Poultry Producers Quick Reference, Grasso M. Ebako, Del Wilmot

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) which is a foreign animal disease in the U.S. and is considered the most infectious, contagious, and fatal viral disease of birds and poultry.


Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch Jan 2003

Ec03-1568 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland And Pasture Summer Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein, James A. Kalisch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Many kinds of summer-feeding grasshoppers are found in Nebraska rangeland and pastures. Of these, the six species listed in this guide are most likely to be numerous during outbreak years. These species overwinter as eggs and hatch through much of May and June. When abundant they can cause severe damage to rangeland and pastures, especially when dry conditions limit grass growth. Identification of the species present is important because some have greater potential for damage than others.


Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein Jan 2003

Ec03-1567 Grasshopper Identification Guide For Rangeland Grasshoppers: Fall/Spring Feeding Species, Ronald C. Seymour, John B. Campbell, Gary L. Hein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

On rare occasions, high population of early season range grasshoppers coincide with slow growth of spring grass, causing economic loss. Most early season range grasshoppers overwinter in the nymphal stage. These grasshoppers survive by hiding under debris and organic matter.


Nf03-573 Handling Used Oil A Guide For Small Businesses, Gabe Hodill, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Bruce I. Dvorak Jan 2003

Nf03-573 Handling Used Oil A Guide For Small Businesses, Gabe Hodill, Janet R. Hygnstrom, Bruce I. Dvorak

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about handling used oil for small businesses and gives references to used oil collection sites.


Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins Jan 2003

Nf03-588 Turf Disease Fact Sheet No. 11: Management Program For Ascochyta Leaf Blight, John E. Watkins

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact explains a management program for wheat streak mosaic and high plains diseases of wheat.


Nf02-542 West Nile Virus Guidelines For Horse Owners, Kathleen P. Anderson Jan 2002

Nf02-542 West Nile Virus Guidelines For Horse Owners, Kathleen P. Anderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) in humans and horses. Mosquitoes that acquire it from infected birds transmit the virus.


Nf02-493 Creating A Strong Family: Looking At Life From A Family Strengths Perspective, John Defrain Jan 2002

Nf02-493 Creating A Strong Family: Looking At Life From A Family Strengths Perspective, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact gives inside advice on how to grow into a strong family.


Nf02-494 Creating A Strong Family: Talking About Religion And Spirituality In Families, John Defrain Jan 2002

Nf02-494 Creating A Strong Family: Talking About Religion And Spirituality In Families, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about creating a strong family by talking about religion and other spiritualy things with your family.


Ec02-179 Managing Livestock Manure To Protect Environmental Quality, Michael A. Reynolds, Brian L. Benham, Richard B. Ferguson, Christopher G. Henry, Charles A. Shapiro, James P. Stack, Charles S. Wortmann Jan 2002

Ec02-179 Managing Livestock Manure To Protect Environmental Quality, Michael A. Reynolds, Brian L. Benham, Richard B. Ferguson, Christopher G. Henry, Charles A. Shapiro, James P. Stack, Charles S. Wortmann

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This book covers the land application part of manure management. With increasing regulations, the livestock producer needs to understand the scientific principles that affect manure transformations and how to use these principles to manage the manure for maximum fertilizer value with minimal environmental impact. Improved land application of manure is one part of the solution, but we suggest that the producer evaluate the quantity of nutrients arriving on the farm as feed, animals, and fertilizer compared to the total that is exported. Achieving a nutrient balance will reduce potential environmental hazards often associated with animal agriculture.


Nf02-539 Yield Suppressions Of Glyphosate-Resistant (Roundup Ready) Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Charles A. Shapiro, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alex Martin, Robert N. Klein Jan 2002

Nf02-539 Yield Suppressions Of Glyphosate-Resistant (Roundup Ready) Soybeans, Roger Wesley Elmore, Charles A. Shapiro, Lenis Alton Nelson, Alex Martin, Robert N. Klein

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about glyphosate which is a popular postemergence herbicide.


Nf02-538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch Jan 2002

Nf02-538 Protect Your Credit And Identity, Debra E. Schroeder, Rebecca L. Versch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact includes information on how you can protect your credit and your identity.