This article describes an innovative evaluation plan we employed to capture outcomes of a multiyear beginning farmer program and, specifically, highlights the facilitation technique we used to document short-term and intermediate goals of the program that matched U.S. Department of Agriculture grant requirements and Extension administration priorities. Developing a comprehensive, two-phase evaluation plan based on a well-conceived logic model was a key factor in the success of the New FARM program. Our midterm and end-of-program evaluations addressed often sought, but sometimes difficult to obtain, intermediate goals from the logic model and demonstrated program effectiveness to a variety of funders.
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Eschbach, C. L., Sirrine, J. R., Lizotte, E., & Rothwell, N. L. (2016). Participatory Data Collection Technique for Capturing Beginning Farmer Program Outcomes. The Journal of Extension, 54(4), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.54.04.09