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Global Extension Study Results. Mary Holz-Clause, Mona Othman, Jack Payne, Sok Leng Tan . Background. US Cooperative Extension is one of many organizations dealing with the globalization dynamic. In response, ISU extension revitalized the initiative of globalizing extension.

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Global Extension Study Results

Mary Holz-Clause, Mona Othman,

Jack Payne, Sok Leng Tan


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Background

  • US Cooperative Extension is one of many

    organizations dealing with the globalization dynamic.

  • In response, ISU extension revitalized the initiative of

    globalizing extension.

  • The first step in this initiative was concerned with

    building and assessing the individual capacity within

    ISU Extension in regards to globalizing extension.


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  • A study has been conducted with

    the objectives of:

    • Reviewing the history of ISU Extension personnel engagement in global efforts.

    • Assessing the current engagement of ISU

      Extension personnel in global efforts.

    • Assessing the willing of ISU Extension staff and

      faculty to continue their engagement in global

      efforts.


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The goals of the study were to

  • Identify the areas of expertise of ISU Extension staff and faculty.

  • Identify the most visited countries or regions by ISU Extension staff and faculty.

  • Describe ISU Extension staff and faculty attitudes toward the importance of global extension.


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Pilot study individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

  • Prior to conducting the study, a pilot test was done. A purposeful sample of Extension staff and faculty who were heavily involved internationally was selected. Staff and

    faculty were asked similar question to those asked in the survey.

  • This type of sample is referred to as “a panel of expertise” sample.

  • The purpose of the pilot study was to:

    • Initiate the efforts of developing database of staff

      global efforts

    • Test the survey questions


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  • A survey was sent to all ISU Extension individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    staff and faculty.

  • Response rate was 25%

  • Respondents were asked to:

    • List the countries where they have worked or assisted.

    • State the duration and year of their effort

    • Explain the nature of their efforts in the countries they worked in.

    • List the funding sources of their effort.

    • Identify the outcomes of their effort.


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Extension Staff Previous Global Experience individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

  • The majority of respondents indicated previous experience outside

    the United States:

  • 56% of the respondents indicated previous experience

    outside the United States in one country.

  • 34% of the respondents indicated previous experience

    outside the United States in more than one country.

  • 24% of the respondents indicated previous experience

    outside the United States in more than two countries.

  • 14% of the respondents indicated previous experience

    outside the United States in more than three countries.

  • 11% of the respondents indicated previous experience

    outside the United States in more than four countries


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Countries Where ISU Extension individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.Staff Worked

  • The most frequently mentioned countries were:

    • (The numbers also represent the trips made

      to that country by the same or different individuals)


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Most Frequently Mentioned individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort. Countries

  • Countries mentioned 10 times or more

    • Mexico (31 times)

    • China (14 times)

  • Countries mentioned 5 times or more

    • Ukraine (9 times)

    • Russia (9 times)

    • Japan (8 times)

    • Canada (6 times)

    • Costa Rica (6 times)

    • Denmark (5 times)

    • Netherland (5 times)


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    Most Frequently Mentioned countries individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • Countries mentioned 4 times

      • Argentina (4 times)

      • Bulgaria (4 times)

      • Cuba (4 times)

      • Germany (4 times)

      • Guatimala (4 times)

      • Indonesia (4 times)

      • Venzevuela (4 times)

      • Singapore (4 times)

  • Countries mentioned 3 times

    • Brazil (3 times)

    • Czech Republic and Slovakia (3 times)

    • India (3 times)

    • Peru (3 times)

    • Scotland (3 times)

    • Tanzania (3)


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    Most Frequently Mentioned Countries individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • Countries mentioned 2 times

      • Ecuador (2 times)

      • Finland (2 times)

      • Jamaica (2 times)

      • Malaysia (2 times)

      • Rwanda (2 times)

      • Tanzania (2 times)


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    Most Frequently Mentioned Countries individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    Countries were mentioned only one time:

    • Afghanistan, Austria, Armenia, England, Equatorial Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iraq, Iran, Kenya, Rwanda, Uruguay, Vietnam, West Central Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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    Duration individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • Duration of the visit to the foreign country ranged from as short as 7

      days to as long as 6 months.

    • Duration of engagement in overseas projects revealed long term engagement reached 10 years.


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    ISU Staff’s Global Efforts individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • In their outreach experiences, staff and faculty

      members worked as:

      Researchers

      • went for laboratory or field research, or data

        gathering.

        Problem-solvers and consultants

      • were asked to visit the host country to solve a

        specific problem.

        Recruiters

      • recruited undergraduate and graduate students.


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    ISU Staff’s Global Efforts individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • In their outreach experiences, staff and faculty members

      worked as:

      Teachers

      • taught youth, communities, and students about

        agriculture, health, financial management, veterinary

        medicine, and English language.

        Learners

      • gained knowledge about other countries and cultures.

        Explorers

      • came back with more opportunities for further

        collaboration.

        Marketers

      • promoted Iowa agricultural products.


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    Selected Examples of ISU Extension Global Projects individual capacity in which ISU Global Extension launches its effort.

    • 4-H exchange programs

      • IFYE - International 4-H Youth Exchange

        • Netherlands, Paraguay

      • Hosting and developing 4-H and LABO exchange programs

        • Japan

    • Agronomy

      • Enhancing young farmers programs

        • Australia

      • Hybrid corn comparisons, community gardening, pesticide training

        • Mexico

      • Agronomy training and evaluation

        • Brazil


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    Selected Examples of ISU Extension Global Projects – continued

    • Bio-diesel

      • Malaysia

    • Business relations

      • Agriculture production, cost analysis for

        agricultural commodities

        • India, Germany

    • Animal Science

      • Swine and Dairy Production

        • Mexico

    • Sustainable and organic agriculture

      • Cuba, Peru


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    Selected Examples of ISU Extension Global Efforts continued

    • Education

      • Developing undergraduate degree program in agriculture

        • China

      • Developing an entire degree program and communicating

        with private schools

        • Hong King

      • Enhancing undergraduate internship program

        • Australia

      • Distance education training

        • Canada

      • Leading Internship Education Research and Educational Seminars

        • Mexico

      • TIES Project; ISU/University of Colima (UC) partnership

        • Mexico

      • Graduate and undergraduate student recruitment


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    Selected Examples of ISU Extension Global Efforts – continued

    • Teaching

      • English language assistant

        • Austria

      • Teaching poultry diseases

        • China

      • Advising and research

        • China, Kenya, Mexico, Egypt

      • Teaching tropical crops entomology

        • Costa Rica

      • study immersion with Extension to Families

        • Mexico


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    Selected Examples of ISU Extension Global Efforts and Projects – continued

    • Consulting

      • Agricultural projects

        • China, South Africa, Zambia

      • Women and health issues

        • India

      • Youth and community development

        • Germany

      • Water Quality

        • Water conservation and pollution prevention

        • Armenia, Russia


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    Outcomes of Selected Global Projects Projects – continued

    • “Water conservation and pollution prevention plans were developed for 5 Armenian Dairy processing plants”

      (Armenia)

    • “Enhanced undergraduate internship programs and

      Young Farmer Programs” (Australia)

    • “Educated future Austrian English teachers about the

      United States and its culture, language, and food” (Austria)

    • “Informal distance education training was set up in communities in Canada” (Canada)

    • “Many ISU research and Mobility Programs were resulted” (China)


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    Outcomes of Selected Global Projects – Projects – continuedContinued

    • “1000 youth completed in family exchange programs” (Japan)

    • “Collegial relationships with faculty and staff was developed” (Scotland)

    • “New business opportunities in Bio-diesel were

      developed” (Malaysia)

    • “Cultural and language exchange programs were completed” (Germany)

    • “Three reports were published distributed in twenty countries” (Netherlands)

    • “Product registration for global markets” (Brazil)

    • “Extension training modules, leadership for extension research project, and resource management programs were completed” (Mexico)


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    Summary of Selected Outcomes Projects – continued

    • Education

      • Students and faculty members exchange

        programs

      • Completed degrees in ISU

      • Enhanced experiential learning programs

      • Developed curriculum

      • Enhanced partnership

    • Research

      • Improved crop production techniques

      • increased awareness of pesticide handling techniques

      • Publications: journals and reports.


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    Summary of Outcomes Projects – continued

    • Rural Development

      • Establishing cooperatives

      • Establishing 4-H programs

      • Starting family vegetable gardens

      • Improved nutrition

      • Developed training modules

    • Conferences/seminars

      • Annual/semi meetings


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    Growing Areas in Extension and Projects – continuedOutreach

    • Food security

    • Women’s issues

    • Youth development

    • Health issues

    • Water quality


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    Foreign Languages Fluency Projects – continued

    • Second languages spoken, read, or written by ISU Extension staff and faculty:

      • %16 of respondents are fluent in a second language.

      • Arabic, Chinese, Croatia, Czech, Danish, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Hindi, Mandarin, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.


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    Areas of Expertise Projects – continued

    • The majority of respondents areas of expertise: agricultural

      and life science.

      • 4-H and Youth Development

      • Accounting

      • Adult learning and teaching

      • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

      • Agricultural Economics

      • Agricultural production

      • Agronomy

      • Animal Science

      • Business Development

      • Communication

      • Family and consumer science

      • Food safety

      • Health issues


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    Areas of Expertise Projects – continued

    • Human nutrition

    • Horticulture

    • Livestock production

    • Marketing

    • Plant pathology

    • Quantitative genetics

    • Rural and community development

    • Soil Science

    • Swine Nutrition and Production

    • Value-Added agriculture

    • Waste Management

    • Water Quality


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    Funding Agencies Projects – continued

    • ACDI/VCOA

    • Ag Experiment Station

    • American Friends Service Committee

    • ANR Extension

    • Argentinean Producers Associations

    • Association for Communication Excellence

    • Bank Scotland

    • Cargill

    • China Ministry of Agriculture

    • County/Federal Tax

    • Course tuition

    • Families Extension

    • Foreign Agricultural Service

    • Foreign Employer

    • Heifer Project

    • International Harvester

    • International Science Education Program

    • Iowa Farm Bureau

    • Iowa Pork Industry

    • Iowa State University and the Japanese Agricultural Training Program, Big Bend Community College Foundation Seattle, Washington.

    • Iowa Stat University Extension (mentioned several times)

    • Iowa State University Professional Development Grant


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    Funding Agencies Projects – continued

    • Iowa State University and MTT Agri-Food Finland

    • Jane Ann Stout grant

    • Kellogg Foundation

    • Mexican Pork Federation

    • MSU Extension and Canadian Ag Ministry

    • National 4-H

    • NATO

    • Near East Foundation

    • North Dakota FCA

    • Partnership of the Americas, Iowa Sister States

    • Partnership with Vet Med and Colima

    • Peace Corps

    • Personal/self funded (mentioned more than 10 times)

    • Special Olympics Games

    • State Department

    • State of Iowa

    • Student Program Fees

    • Study Abroad

    • UDLP

    • U S Feed Grains Council

    • USAID (mentioned more than 20 times)

    • Volunteer


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    ISU Extension Staff and Faculty’s Perception Regarding Global Extension

    ISU Extension staff and faculty have a positive attitude toward global extension:

    • 37% of ISU Extension staff and faculty believe that global extension is extremely important

    • 47% of ISU Extension staff and faculty believe that global extension is important

    • 10% were not sure

    • 5% believe that global extension does not matter that much

    • 1% believe that global extension is not important


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    ISU Extension Staff and Faculty’s Perception Regarding Global Extension

    Reasons stated by ISU Extension staff and faculty

    regarding why global extension is important:

    “I see many possibilities. We live in a global economy now-two

    of my three children work in international business (one has traveled

    to several countries) & my brother travels the world for his company.”

    “We exist in a global environment that must be understood and embraced.”

    “Today we live in a global economy and the better we

    understand it the better we will be able to serve and improve

    the quality of life of our local citizens. Our citizens and

    communities are in a rapid time of change. The more we can learn

    and help others to learn how to adapt to change in order to meet

    their needs, again, the better we will be able to serve

    the people in our own communities.”


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    ISU Extension Staff and Faculty’s Perception Regarding Global Extension

    • Reasons stated by ISU Extension staff and faculty regarding why global extension is important:

    • “Extension employees have vast knowledge in many areas that has great value. In the past our clients have been the citizens of the state of Iowa but today the clients could be anywhere in the world. If we are to stay relevant, we must market our services to clients where ever we can find them.”

    • “Globalizing extension will improve our ability to maintain our standard of living. Through globalization we will be better able to understand how we should develop our resources so they can blend into the globalize environment.”


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    ISU Extension Staff and Faculty’s Perception Regarding Global Extension

    • Reasons stated by ISU Extension staff and faculty regarding why global extension is not important:

      • “If dollars were not a limiting factor, I might answer differently.

        As is, too many un-served or underserved audiences already

        exist in this country.”

      • It depends. It should still provide some benefits to taxpayers of Iowa

    • Reasons stated by ISU Extension staff and faculty regarding why they are not sure about the importance

      of global extension:

      • “I haven't heard about this topic before and am interested in hearing more about how it would be done, before I would

        commit to helping with it.”


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    History and Future of Global Extension Global Extensionin Iowa State

    • History of ISU Extension personnel engagement in global efforts.

      • ISU extension has a strong previous involvement globally. Global

        extension is revitalized and strengthened, not invented.

      • The majority of respondents indicated previous experience

        outside the United States.

    • Assessing the current engagement of ISU Extension personnel in global efforts.

      • Many of the respondents indicated current experience outside

        the United States.

    • Willing of ISU Extension staff and faculty to continue

      their engagement in global efforts. (84%)


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    Recommendations Global Extension

    • Develop targeted messages about globalizing extension that raise awareness of global Extension importance and benefits for all collaborators.

    • Utilize the expertise of the current human resources capacity and build on it.

    • Focus on the projects that resulted in outcomes or more visits.

    • Identify the strategic countries that were added in State Department.

    • Contact funding agencies to explore current projects

      in these countries or replicate current projects in

      these countries.


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