We are developing an online continuing education course titled “Ag Economics Essentials.” This course is designed specifically to meet the needs of Extension Educators who need more proficiency regarding common Ag Econ topics. As is the case in many areas, in Oklahoma it is very uncommon for locally based Extension Educators to have Ag Econ or Ag Bus degrees, or to even have much background or knowledge in this area. This new online course is an effort to help increase Educators knowledge about Ag Economics, and to prepare them to be better able to answer questions they get.
The motivation for this course arose from the recognition among Extension leadership at the division administration-level that there was a need for more continuing education for Extension Educators along a number of subject matter lines, and the fact that the Agricultural Economics department in particular had already launched a number of successful online educational efforts.
What makes the organization of this course unique, is that each course component (video) answers a question that educators commonly receive about different Ag Econ topics. Our initial course will have videos answering 15 common questions organized along 10 different topics.
|Conference||2019 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference|