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"The UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) develops leaders, educators and communicators to meet the challenges society is facing in the agriculture and natural resource industries." --- About AEC

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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Encouraging Residents to Request Wildlife-Friendly Landscape Maintenance from Their Chosen Professionals: A Stages of Change Approach for Extension and Other Practitioners

WC456/AEC795by Laura A. Warner, Dharmendra Kalauni, John M. Diaz, Emily Marois, Adam Dale, and Jaret DanielsMay 22, 2024This publication explains Florida residents’ current involvement in requesting wildlife-friendly landscape maintenance (WFLM) and the perceived barriers and motivators associated with this behavior using the concept of stages of change. Written by Laura A. Warner, Dharmendra Kalauni, John M. Diaz, Emily Marois, Adam Dale, and Jaret Daniels, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, April 2024.Critical Issue: 3. Natural Resources and Environmental Quality

Clickbait

WC453/AEC792by Nicole Patten, Ricky Telg, and Kevin KentApril 11, 2024This publication provides an overview of clickbait and its characteristics. The publication also discusses a few implications of clickbait use. Written by Nicole Patten, Ricky Telg, and Kevin Kent, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, March 2024.Critical Issue: Other

School-Based Agricultural Education Industry Certifications: Part 1—Introduction to Industry Certifications

WC437/AEC776by Devon E. Morrison, Debra M. Barry, and Carla B. JaggerMarch 14, 2024"Introduction to Industry Certifications" briefly discusses the history of agricultural education and the Smith-Hughes Act. It also provides an explanation as to what industry certifications are, as well as recognizes the organizations and the different types of certifications available to students within the Agriculture and Natural Resources pathway.Critical Issue: 7. 4-H Youth Development

School-Based Agricultural Education Industry Certifications: Part 2—Getting Started

WC438/AEC777by Devon E. Morrison, Debra M. Barry, and Carla B. JaggerMarch 14, 2024"Getting Started" discusses how to get involved with industry certification testing organizations and entities. It also explains the registration process for many different testing organizations and entities to better prepare students for test day.  Critical Issue: 7. 4-H Youth Development

School-Based Agricultural Education Industry Certifications: Part 3—Resources and Regulations

WC436/AEC775by Devon E. Morrison, Debra M. Barry, and Carla B. JaggerMarch 14, 2024"Resources and Regulations" discusses where to find test prep and study materials to better prepare students for industry certification testing. This article also discusses a few important rules and reminders to follow while preparing for and distributing industry certification tests. Critical Issue: 7. 4-H Youth Development