Journal of NACAA

Master Gardener Preferences for Training Program Delivery

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 14, Issue 2 - December 2021

Editor: Executive Director

Abstract

The onset of the pandemic shifted in-person Extension programs to virtual delivery across the country. To assess program delivery and design preferences, 154 Extension Master Gardeners in Salt Lake County Utah shared their views on various program delivery methods. Participants ranked four methods from most to least preferred. In-person group learning with in-person presentations ranked highest with 70% of respondents selecting this method as a 1st or 2nd choice. In-person group learning with virtual presentations was least preferred. While respondents enjoyed the flexibility of virtual learning, lack of social interaction was a top concern.  

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