Innovative SARE Coordinator Program: Virtual Field Days to Improve Farmer-Researcher-Extension Linkages

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2007: $25,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Deenik
University of Hawaii at Manoa


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: networking

    Proposal abstract:

    We held a statewide video workshop to link researchers, extension specialists, CES agents, and NRCS staff with Hawaii’s farmers and ranchers. A summary of the workshop is available. After the workshop, five “virtual field day” narrated PowerPoint presentations with a fact sheets were made available.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    Sustainable Ag researchers will improve skills to conduct educational programming with their clients Extension agents will learn to use a lower cost new visual medium for educating farmer/ranchers Increased integration of PDP and R&E programs at the local level Virtual field days and project summaries will accelerate the delivery of tropical SA information to extension agents and local farmers Virtual field days will accelerate the adoption of SA technology.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.