Continuous professional development is critical for Extension staff, and many agriculture-focused Extension employees are tasked with outreach related to a wide variety of natural resource topics. The purpose of this study is to help prioritize trainings needed by Kansas Extension agents and specialists based on their current level of knowledge and interest in staying up to date on 18 different natural resource topics. Responses to a statewide survey were analyzed using the Borich model. Results indicate priority professional development needs related to soil health; effects of climate; invasive species, harmful algal blooms; and groundwater, surface water, and air quality.
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Starzec, K. J. (2023). Prioritizing Professional Development at the Interface of Natural Resources and Agriculture. The Journal of Extension, 61(1), Article 16. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.61.01.16