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    Author(s): William R. Thomas; Jeffrey W. Stringer
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 671-672.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry Extension delivered hosted Web-based forestry educational programs ("webinars") in 2009 to promote woodland management in Kentucky and engage county extension agents in forestry programming. These webinars were hosted by county extension agents and attended by woodland owners. This hosted webinar approach was intended to engage county agents in forestry programming, provide forestry programs for owners who manage their woodlands, reach non-managing woodland owners or those who may not attend traditional forestry field days, and use Web-based technology to deliver forestry educational programs. Participant responses indicated a high degree of acceptance of this programming approach with strong intentions to apply the knowledge gained. Increased extension agent involvement in forestry educational programming may prove the most valuable outcome of this programming effort.

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    Thomas, William R.; Stringer, Jeffrey W. 2011. Influencing woodland management using web-based technology. In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 671-672.

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