Extension professionals are continually faced with the challenge of effectively communicating relevant information to an ever-evolving audience with diverse interests. Using focus group data, this article highlights specific educational programming needs of nonindustrial private forest landowners (NIPFs) in Mississippi. Findings indicate NIPFs are more likely to adopt new ideas if educational programming is tailored to their specific needs, consequently indicating the need to group the audience by their interests. Data also emphasize the importance of employing new technology as means for communicating more efficiently.
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Vanderford, E. F., Gordon, J. S., Londo, A. J., & Munn, I. A. (2014). Using Focus Groups to Assess Educational Programming Needs in Forestry. The Journal of Extension, 52(3), Article 32. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss3/32