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 61, Number 1 (2023)

Feature Articles


Pursuing Antiracist Public Policy Education: An Example Connecting the Racist History of Housing Policy to Contemporary Inequity
Craig W. Carpenter, Tyler Augst, Harmony Fierke-Gmazel, Bradley Neumann, and Richard Wooten


Virtually the Same? Understanding Virtual and F2F Farmer Audiences
Laura Witzling, Eric Williams, Dara M. Wald, Jacqueline Comito, and Elizabeth Ripley

Research in Brief


Toward the Adoption of New Farming Systems among Farmers: A Case study of Short Rotation Woody Crops in North Carolina
Omoyemeh J. Ile, Eli Typhina, Katie Brannum, Rajan Parajuli, Robert E. Bardon, and John S. King

Ideas at Work


Maximizing the First-Year Planning Period for Scholarly Publications: Implications for Prospective CYFAR Grant Recipients
Sothy Eng, Manca Sustarsic, Nancy Ooki, Heather Greenwood, and Christine Hanakawa


Live Well, Eat Well, Be Active With Diabetes Curriculum Improves Type 2 Diabetes Management
Lauren Amaya, Dana Baldwin, Kathy Enyart, Arleen James, Tommie M. James, Penny R. King, Jan Maples, Lindy Peterman, Sara Randolph, Dea Rash, Kelsey Ratcliff, Joy Rhodes, Jessica Riggin, Janis Risley, Danette Russell, and Janice Hermann


The Development of a Backyard Composting Project Through Community Engagement
Donald J. Scully, Jeffrey A. Young, Bryan J. Hains, and Kristina Hains


Response to continuing 4-H youth development in SC during a pandemic: The SC 4-H@Home program
Alana W. West, Abigail T. Phillips, Susan T. Guynn, Nathan Nemire, Joe Bible, and T. Ashley Burns

Tools of the Trade


A Small-scale Wave Tank For Living Shoreline Extension And Outreach
Keith Chenier Jr, Jaden Akers, Skylar Liner, Shelby Harrier, Eric Sparks, Patrick Biber, Laura Blackmon, Jessica Kastler, and Patrick Broussard


Selecting Appropriate Technology for an Effective Online Extension Course
Paul A. Hill, Amanda D. Ali, Emy A. Swadley, and Russell O. Goodrich


Improvement of a Low-cost DIY Wave Gauge
Matthew F. Virden, Nigel A. Temple, Bret M. Webb, and Eric L. Sparks


Assessing the SNAP Consumer Environment at Farmers Markets
Gabrielle C. Young, Sarah Misyak, Meredith Ledlie Johnson, Natalie E. Martin, and Elena Serrano