Water Conservation: Extension Agents’ Perceptions of Issue Importance, Professional Abilities, and Landowner Needs
The Extension Service is one of many agencies charged with increasing awareness and knowledge of research-based agricultural conservation practices. A regional survey of Extension agents with agriculture and natural resources responsibilities was conducted to assess the need for in-service training on 11 water resource conservation topics. The highest priority training needs were for topics related to complex interactions and drivers of agricultural water pollution. This article highlights the implications of these results and offers broader perspective on bringing the Borich model of needs assessment into the agricultural and natural resources realm of subject matter expertise.
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McCrary, A., Burger, L. M., Downey, L., & Baker, B. H. (2022). Water Conservation: Extension Agents’ Perceptions of Issue Importance, Professional Abilities, and Landowner Needs. The Journal of Extension, 60(1), Article 16. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.60.01.17
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