Forestry & Natural Resources


Extension Forestry Programming in South Carolina: Preferred Topics and Delivery Method

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Surveys that assess preferred information delivery methods and topics for meetings and workshops are critical tools to provide current and relevant content to one of Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s major clientele groups, family forest landowners. A forest owner survey was conducted in Fall 2017 that sought to identify key thematic needs and preferred delivery formats for South Carolina’s family forest landowners. In addition, a review of interest by South Carolina forest landowners for a short course on forest management was explored. The top three thematic needs were forest health, economics/marketing, and tax/policy. Preferred delivery formats were field tours, thematic meetings, and one-day workshops. Short course programs such as a ‘master series’ were popular. Results of our study provide Extension foresters relevant information to design educational program delivery techniques for family forest landowners in South Carolina.

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Technical Brief

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