Archive for agriculture

Getting Growers to Go Digital: A WDinExt Podcast

Cooperative Extension has created many decision support tools in spreadsheet, websites and apps, but are people actually using these tools?

Wendy Johnson and Brian McCornack from Kansas State University looked into the acceptance of these kind of applications and shared their findings in their Journal of Extension article, “Getting Growers to Go Digital: The Power of a Positive User Experience.”

We talked about technology adoptions, especially among crop producers, in the conversation below.

Polarization of Agriculture: A WDinExt Podcast

Like many parts of our society, attitudes about agriculture have become more polarized, which presents a challenge for Extension educators.

Michael Martin, Colorado State University, wrote a great commentary in the Journal of Extension about this polarization and how educators work within it. I think this is a critical issue for Extension, so I was excited to talk to Michael about his thoughts.

I hope you enjoy the conversation. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.