I recently published a featured article in the Journal of Extension, titled Application of a Three-Phase Needs Assessment Framework to Identify Priority Issue Areas for Extension Programming. My co-authors on this manuscript were my USU Extension colleagues: Dr. Lendel Narine and Dr. Amanda Ali. Here is the abstract:
Cooperative Extension strives to deliver relevant programming to residents. However, problems facing communities are increasingly complex. We used a three-phase needs assessment to describe Utah residents' perceptions of issue areas for Extension programming. We gathered data from 1,043 Utah residents. Results highlighted four priority issue areas for Extension programming. These were environmental quality, conservation capacity, community development, and agriculture and food safety. On the basis of our work, we recommend that Extension allocate resources to addressing priority issue areas and implement a formal needs assessment framework for monitoring issue areas to inform relevant and quality programming in response to emerging needs.
Read the full article at joe.org.
Starting your own successful business can be very difficult especially in a rural community. The book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Brad Feld explains some of the potential issues of starting a business and how one community has addressed these problems.
This book review was written by my outstanding 2018 summer intern: Kenadie Terry. She is a decorated 4-H alum who is now a sophomore at Southern Utah University studying engineering and nursing. She wrote this review through the lense of Extension and how these professional s can build startup communities in their cities and towns.
Just this week I was asked to contribute ideas for topics to be discussed during a national Twitter chat in for industry. Connecting the dots from something I have observed often within Extension work of Land Grant University faculty and staff, I suggested the topic: Impatience.
My reasoning behind the topic?
I recently finished this book by Peter Thiel. This is a book about learning and challenging status quo thinking.
My key takeaways:
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I recently finished this book by Austin Kleon. This is a book about stealing influence from other people. It caused me to ask myself these two questions:
Continue reading to review all my dictated note and take-aways from each chapter.
I think and write about leadership.
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