E xtension presentation 2012-2

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#nexc2012, #719 Nebraska Extension takes youth livestock Quality Assurance (QA) program to the next level by making it available on eXtension through Moodle

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E xtension presentation 2012-2

  1. 1. Know how. Know now. Livestock Quality Assuranceon eXtension through Moodle Presented by Extension Educators:Lindsay Chichester, Deb Weitzenkamp, and Karna Dam University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  2. 2. Know how. Know now. Background• Pork Quality Assurance standards (1999 – 2001)• QA required for Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy and Goat projects (2002) University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  3. 3. Know how. Know now. BackgroundQuality Assurance programs were developed to meet requirements in: •General Quality Assurance Concepts •General Care and Management Practices •Prevention •Handling •Carcass Quality •Animal Health Products University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  4. 4. Know how. Know now. Background Presentation Methods:•Mass meetings presented by Extension staff or 4-H Club leaders •Video presentations •Binders of materials checked out to clubs •Test-out options University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  5. 5. Know how. Know now. Background• In 2008 Quality Assurance grew to include all consumable animal projects: • Beef • Sheep • Swine • Dairy Cattle • Dairy Goats • Meat Goats • Rabbits • Poultry University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  6. 6. Know how. Know now. Need for Change • One size fits all program • Same content annually • Delivery methods were not meeting audience needs• Fewer Extension staff with livestock background • Needed more species specific content University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  7. 7. Know how. Know now. New Image How can we present:•a quality program with a consistent message •in an age appropriate manner •in the most time efficient way •that is species specific University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  8. 8. Know how. Know now. New ImageIn 2011 a draft was designed for three age levels of content that met the NPPA requirements for Quality Assurance.A team of educators was pulled together to start writing content. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  9. 9. Know how. Know now. New Image • Determined to use Moodle • Create an online course • Meet multiple learning styles • Creation of developmentally appropriate materials• Ability to have flexibility to ensure current information • Course accessed with iPads and smartphones University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  10. 10. Know how. Know now. IRB Approval • Course content impact• Ease of use – technology & course design • Demographic appeal of online course delivery• Minimal response rate for youth and adults – reevaluate our IRB proposal University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  11. 11. Know how. Know now. Details• Course was first offered in March 2012 • Currently 2,340 participants • Reaching youth in 80% of Nebraska Counties• Resources have been accessed 160,039 times (6,097 by the course creators) –Lincoln University of Nebraska– Nebraska
  12. 12. Know how. Know now. Details•Youth participants were required to complete 3 modules with an 80% accuracy rate •7,972 module certificates issued •3.4 certificates per participant University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
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  16. 16. Know how. Know now. Limitations• Unique email addresses for each youth – Each youth may register using one email account by using email+firstchild@gmail.com; email+secondchild@gmail.com etc. • Email address for minors • Lack of profile completion • Internet connectivity University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  17. 17. Know how. Know now. Demographics• Of 75 completed surveys: – 40% (n=30) were Juniors – 47% (n=35) were Intermediates – 13% (n=10) were Seniors – 40% (n=30) males – 60% (n=45) females – 53% (n=40) live on a farm – 33% (n=25) live in a rural town (under 10,000) University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
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  19. 19. Know how. Know now.Indicate locations where you were able to complete parts of this course University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  20. 20. Know how. Know now.Course access and usability University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  21. 21. Know how. Know now.Livestock QA Content University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  22. 22. Know how. Know now.As a result of participating in QA, I will… University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  23. 23. Know how. Know now.What is a practice you will change as a result of attending livestock QA?• I will be reading up on medication/feed requirements for my large poultry/waterfowl• I will make sure to clean the pigs water pan before giving them more water and help clean the food pan before more food is given• Keep and maintain records of my animal• Ration my rabbit’s food and make a caretaker checklist• I will read the feed bag labels more closely University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  24. 24. Know how. Know now. Why do you think it is important to learn about livestock QA?• So I know what to do when my animal is sick• So I can provide a good product for consumption• Keep animals and meat safe• So we know how to take care of our animals better• So our animals are treated properly and we are safe around them University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–• It is nice to tell people what I have learned – like my mom
  25. 25. Know how. Know now. Looking Ahead • Complete modules• Add Activities to reinforce information • Club kits • Update test-out material • Make available to other states University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  26. 26. Know how. Know now. Feed Ration Activity • Divide into 5 groups• Obtain an instruction sheet • Complete the assignment • Analyze and Discuss University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  27. 27. Know how. Know now. Access to Course • Create an account at http://campus.extension.org• Search & Register for “Livestock Quality Assurance Sandbox” course • Registration code is “Open Access” • All registrants will be removed by 12/31/2012 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–
  28. 28. Know how. Know now. Questions? Lindsay Chichester lchichester2@unl.edu Karna Dam kdam2@unl.edu Deb Weitzenkampdweitzenkamp2@unl.edu University of Nebraska–Lincoln Nebraska–

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