The Journal of Extension (JOE) is the flagship journal for Extension education.

As of January 1st, 2021, the Journal of Extension is published by Clemson University Press.

As we enter JOE's sixtieth year, we are excited to announce a significant change to our submission policies: Beginning with issue 60(1), word count limits for most submission categories will be increased. We hope that this will allow authors the chance to more fully explore important topics in Feature Articles and Research In Brief submissions. We also remain committed, of course, to providing concise, practical articles in the form of Ideas at Work and Tools of the Trade submissions. Commentary submission guidelines have not changed. The word count limits for each category are as follows:

Feature Article: Up to 5000 words

Research in Brief: Up to 3000 words

Ideas at Work: Up to 2000 words

Tools of the Trade: Up to 1250 words

Commentary: Up to 1500 words (no change)

Prospective authors are invited to view the full submission guidelines by visiting the link in the sidebar.

Current Issue: Volume 60, Number 3 (2022)

Feature Articles


Evaluating Utah's Rural Online Initiative: Empowering Organizational Leaders Through Remote Work
Paul A. Hill, Amanda D. Ali, Lendel K. Narine, Andrea T. Schmutz, Tyson M. Riskas, and Debra M. Spielmaker


Cooperative Extension’s Capacity to Address Food Insecurity by Supporting Food Recovery Organizations
H. Lester Schonberger, Lily L. Yang, Melissa Chase, Tiffany Drape, Sarah Misyak, and Renee Boyer

Research in Brief


Building Volunteer Engagement in the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Program from the Ground Up
Natalie Bumgarner, Debb Wilcox, Hannah Wright, Anna Duncan, Rachel Painter, Melody T. Rose, Lee Sammons, Celeste Scott, and Gregg Upchurch


Weather Information and Decision-Support Tool Needs Assessment
Lily Calderwood, Glen Koehler, Sean Birkel, and Erin H. Roche


Audience Segmentation in Extension Horticultural Programs
Katie M. Wagner, Lendel K. Narine, and Rebecca Hales


The Go Wild with Whole Grains! school-based program: Positive impacts among children
Joshua Bailey, Sara Van Offelen, Hyunjun Kim, and Marla Reicks


Minnesota Cottage Food Industry: Insights from Extension Food Safety Education
Morrine Omolo, Regina McGoff, Suzanne Driessen, Katherine Brandt, Joanne Slavin, and Michael Schmitt

Ideas at Work


Engaging Farmers, Culinary Schools, and Communities in Value-Added Production to Strengthen Local Food Systems
Lauren B. Errickson, Ethan D. Schoolman, Virginia Quick, Sarah Davis, and Anthony Capece


Teaching Educators Basic Fruit Tree Grafting Methods
Jeffrey C. Wilson, Wayne Porter, and Casey Barickman

Tools of the Trade


OneOpPF: A Personal Finance Professional Development Resource
Barbara M. O'Neill, Martie Gillen, Selena Garrison, and Molly C. Herndon