The purpose of Extension risk management education is to assist clientele by helping them make better management decisions. The results of this effort can sometimes take months or years to be expressed. It is difficult for Extension faculty to wait for this interval because administrators and funding entities demand results for programs usually within the space of one year. Curriculum-based programming enables faculty member(s) to develop enough data about attitude changes and knowledge transfer over several workshops to demonstrate statistical changes, compared to single workshops. Using multiple evaluation instruments, Extension faculty can show implementation patterns that further demonstrate program value.
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Chapman, C., ZoBell, D., Godfrey, E., & Feuz, D. (2008). Measuring Impacts in Risk Management Education--The Beehive Master Beef Manager Program. The Journal of Extension, 46(5), Article 23. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss5/23