Opportunities for and Barriers to Renewable Energy Outreach in Extension: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment
This article illuminates the far-reaching applications of renewable energy programming for Extension's rural and urban clientele. An online survey of attendees of the inaugural National Extension Energy Summit revealed the need for increased energy programming in Extension. Following survey analysis, focus group interviews were conducted at the National Extension Sustainability Summit to determine the best way to address the reported need for energy programming. The results provide readers with an understanding of how renewable energy programming can expand the role and relevancy of Extension in the 21st century.
Thomas, B. H., & Brain, R. G. (2016). Opportunities for and Barriers to Renewable Energy Outreach in Extension: A Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment. The Journal of Extension, 54(5), Article 26. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss5/26