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Mar 7, 2018

Dr. Jason de Koff is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist at Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D in agronomy from Purdue University and has received numerous awards including the NACAA Achievement Award and the TAAA&S Communications Award (Learning Module Southeast Region) in 2016.

Dr. de Koff joins me on today’s episode to discuss how cooperative extension programs are helping to spread unbiased information throughout the agriculture industry to help improve the future of agriculture. He also explains how cooperative extensions are encouraging the future of careers in agriculture, how they are helping new farmers get started in the agriculture industry, and how drones can be used in agricultural production.

 

“Cooperative extension agents are really the unsung heroes of the extension program.” - Dr. Jason de Koff

 

This Week on the Future of Agriculture Podcast:

  • The history of cooperative extension programs and how the organization was funded.
  • The importance of the cooperative extension providing an unbiased voice in the agriculture community.
  • Who the cooperative extension programs help on a day-to-day basis.
  • Project examples of how the cooperative extension programs work.
  • What are “needs assessments” and how they help cooperative extensions decide which projects to focus on next.
  • How cooperative extensions work with private industries.
  • How they are helping new farmers learn valuable skills in the agriculture industry.
  • How they are educating farmers and children to use drones in agriculture.
  • Evaluating project effectiveness for the USDA and stakeholders.
  • How to learn more about cooperative extension programs in your local area.

 

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1 Comments
  • over a year ago
    Latif Lighari

    I very much enjoyed this pod cost. The host did an excellent job of explaining the Cooperative Extension system in the United States. The guest Dr. Jason de Koff also did an excellent job. He is the most knowledgeable person about all the Cooperative Extension programs. Overall, this is one best and informative pod cast about the Cooperative Extension in this country.
    Host and guest also talked about Type of stakeholders that use this educational information system and covered following four Major Base Programming areas very well:
    1. Agriculture & natural resources
    2. Family and Consumer Sciences
    3. 4-H and Youth development
    4. Community and Economic development

    I will highly recommend this podcast to everyone and general public at large.

    Latif Lighari, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Extension
    Tennessee State University
    Nashville, Tennessee
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