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, but that social media is most effective when posts are shared by accounts with large numbers of followers or subscribers. This online outreach campaign was unique in that we used extension specialist expertise to provide extension agents with a toolkit

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University began to assess the industry need for a formal extension program on organic land care. A 14-question survey was conducted at industry training events attended by landscapers as well as public employees. Landscapers were asked if they were

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44 POSTER SESSION 7 (Abstr. 381–397) Extension/Technology Transfer/Public Education Monday, 24 July, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

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The Center for Plasticulture's High Tunnel Research and Education Facility was established at Pennsylvania State University in 1999. Since its inception, applied research has been conducted at this facility by a team of researchers and extension specialists on the development of a new high tunnel design. The development of crop production recommendations for vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits and cut flowers grown in high tunnels has been a priority. To complement the applied research program, an aggressive extension education program was developed to extend information on the technology of high tunnels to county extension personnel, growers, industry representatives, students, master gardeners and the general public. The extension programming effort consisting of demonstration high tunnels, field days, tours, in-service training, publications and presentations made at winter meetings will be discussed in the report below.

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The Training and Visit (T&V) system of agricultural extension has been widely adopted over the past decade. It is now being used in at least 40 countries. Many governments have contributed significant resources to implementing the system. Multi- and bilateral development organizations have also been involved. The World Bank, the leading development agency in this respect, has invested about $2.4 billion in extension activities.

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knowledge about the effective performance of BDM was a moderate or serious problem. Of the 97 intermediaries (agriculture extension agents, agricultural input suppliers, and crop consultants) who were surveyed, 37% were not familiar and 58% were somewhat

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Management changes brought about by 1996 budgetary action shifted local Master Gardener (MG) program management from state-funded local agents to a structure of coordinators consisting of locally funded agents, locally funded nonagent coordinators, and volunteers willing to take on additional responsibilities. The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) MG volunteer program is currently available in 76 unit offices. The unit programs are managed by 46 MG coordinators, including 8 locally funded agents, 8 locally funded technicians, and 30 volunteers. Currently, there are 2747 MG volunteers (trainees, interns, and MGs). To provide consistent, state-level direction and leadership to this less experienced group of local coordinators and to prepare them for their jobs as MG program managers, current management materials were extensively revised and expanded and new resources were developed. These efforts to ensure that everyone understood the purpose and focus of the VCE MG program resulted in revision of MG program policies, development of new volunteer training materials, establishment of a state-level MG planning and work team, new management guidelines, in-service training for coordinators, an administrative website and electronic discussion listserv available only internally to agents and coordinators, and a state MG newsletter focused on the role of MGs as community leaders and educators.

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Delivery of modern extension programs involves considerable expenses that are becoming scarce from traditional sources. Successful extension educational programs will need to find additional revenue sources to fund educational materials, speaker costs, conferences, and other needs. It is important to become as financially efficient as possible and sometimes this means consolidating some programs and eliminating others. Charging fees to attendees is one means of covering costs of delivering programs. The University of Florida is partnering with the agriculture industry and trade journal publishers to provide resources and publishing for educational programs and materials.

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results indicate that high tunnels can effectively and economically be used in the Intermountain West as an early-season extension technique for strawberries. Fall planting dates for the in-ground tunnel and the east–west-facing vertical systems were

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). The goal of this study was to provide information useful to breeders, extension specialists, and other research professionals about important strawberry genetic traits for the changing strawberry industry in the PNW, with an emphasis on fresh

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