Extension is responding to climate change through programming intended to encourage adaptation and mitigation in agricultural production and natural resources management. However, effectively engaging target audiences requires identifying appropriate delivery methods. We conducted a study to identify delivery methods researchers and Extension professionals at land-grant universities in the northeastern United States perceive as useful for climate change outreach. Respondents viewed all delivery methods as only slightly useful, though traditional options, including face-to-face interactions and the use of videos and websites, were perceived as slightly more useful than other delivery methods. Therefore, we in Extension must experiment with various delivery methods to identify those most likely to effect the adoption of adaptation and mitigation practices.
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Thorn, K., Tobin, D., Radhakrishna, R., Chatchyan, A., Chan, J., & Allred, S. (2017). Usefulness of Delivery Methods for Climate Change Programming: Perspectives of Extension and Research Faculty. The Journal of Extension, 55(5), Article 22. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss5/22