The future of agriculture in our community: A pilot program to increase community dialogue about agricultural sustainability

Kathryn Jo Brasier, Timothy Collins, Timothy Wayne Kelsey, Martin H. Lenihan, Walter Whitmer

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The Future of Agriculture in Our Community is a program developed to allow Pennsylvania communities to assess and address the needs of local agriculture. This article describes the program in detail and provides results from an evaluation conducted of the pilot program. Findings (n=55) suggest that the program was received very well among participants and seemed to increase community organization skills, knowledge of local agriculture, interest in agriculture and in community life, and intentions to participate in future volunteer efforts. Based on these results, recommendations are offered for those interested in pursuing similar programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-63
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


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  • Education

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