Despite external influences such as societal restrictions imposed during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, farmers continue to work, and needs for outreach and education have not waned. Extension professionals must continue to support these needs by using media and channels not typically employed when more traditional vehicles, such as on-site consultations and field days, are not practical or safe. The Iowa Learning Farms team from Iowa State University Outreach and Extension has developed a successful Virtual Field Day program using available online tools that can be easily adopted by other Extension organizations to facilitate outreach.
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Comito, J., Ripley, E., Licht, M. A., & Janke, A. K. (2020). Effectively Conducting Field Days While Responding to Unprecedented External Restrictions. The Journal of Extension, 58(5), Article 6. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.05.06