The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center is a new model for Extension. The center applies the Cooperative Extension Service System philosophy and mission to developing public education-based programs. Programming primarily serves middle school students and teachers through agricultural and natural resource science education. Programming efforts provide students with knowledge-based information that is high in content, context, and engagement. This approach serves center goals to cultivate young scientists through hands-on activities, improve student performance through research, and develop a center relevant to the local community agriculture and natural resource needs.
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Skelton, P., & Seevers, B. (2010). A New Extension Model: The Memorial Middle School Agricultural Extension and Education Center. The Journal of Extension, 48(6), Article 15. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss6/15