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Sharpening Your SMART Objectives to Enhance Your Promotion Packet There were many excellent SMART objectives in our ROAs this year for which I thank you!

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1 Sharpening Your SMART Objectives to Enhance Your Promotion Packet There were many excellent SMART objectives in our ROAs this year for which I thank you! We are well on our way to enhancing our promotion packets by developing Specific and Measureable objectives. Specific objectives that have been measured provide verifiable results and show substantive program progress.

2 Creating Greater Specificity to Further Enhance Your Programmatic Impact To further strengthen your program outcomes and impacts we will need to focus on greater specificity in our objectives with time. Examples: – 75% of class participants will increase knowledge of the risk factors of food-borne illness – 25% of class participants will adopt at least two landscape or pest management practices – 30% of youth who participate in animal science education will gain skills in animal mgt practices

3 University of Wisconsin-Extension, Program Development and Evaluation 3 Fully detailed logic model

4 HorticultureFamily & Consumer Sciences 4-H BMPsFood SafetyLivestock Projects Spot Spraying vs. Blanked Application Clean and sanitize all surfaces prior to use Post & tie tech. in pen halter breaking Accurate calibration of fertilizer spreader Wash hands often during prep processes Weight based protein requirements for steers Irrigation by volume vs. time clock Change disposable gloves between prep tasks Admin. of de-worming materials based on weight Use of low or no P fertilizer applications Maintain proper temps for food on buffet line Proper handling during judge inspections Use of biorationals where appropriate Proper use of a food thermometer in cooking Techniques for lifting hooves during trimming Expanding your palette when writing SMART objectives

5 Horticulture BMPs Spot Spraying vs. Blanked Application Accurate calibration of fertilizer spreader Irrigation by volume vs. time clock Use of low or no P fertilizer applications Use of biorationals where appropriate These are the Outcomes of the Logic Model Short Term Results = Learning Awareness, Knowledge Gain, Skill Development, etc. Middle Term Results = Action Behavior Change, Practice Adoption, Social Action (Policy and Decision Making)

6 Enhanced SMART Objective Examples: 75% of class participants will increase knowledge of the risk factors such as unwashed hands, unsanitary prep surfaces, proper food holding temps of food-borne illness 25% of class participants will adopt at least two landscape or pest management practices such as use of bio-rationals, low or no P fertilizer input, spot vs. blanket spraying 30% of the youth who participate in animal science education will gain skills in weight based de-worming applications, post and tie breaking techniques, feed protein calibration by animal weight

7 Along with SMARTer Objectives Come Smarter Evaluations Before: Do you plan to adopt a BMP described today? After: Which of these BMPs will it be easiest for you to implement: use of bio-rationals, low or no P fertilizer inputs, spot vs. blanket spraying? (medium term outcome) Before: Did you increase food safety knowledge today? After: What was your knowledge gain concerning hand washing, unsanitary prep surfaces, proper food holding temps? (short term outcome) Before: Was your awareness of animal mgt practices increased? After: Rate your awareness increase for the following practices: halter breaking, showmanship, trimming hooves. (short term outcome)

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9 SMARTer Objectives and Evaluations Give You Greater Latitude in Programming Greater evaluation specificity can help reveal strong and weak points in your programming. Greater objective specificity allows for a different emphasis in successive years. Greater specificity in general provides stronger outcome data and shows greater program depth over a 5 year POW. Stronger outcomes = stronger Promotion prospects!

10 County Agent Appraisal Form by DED - Program Year 2008 Name: County: Summary Statements for Permanent Status and Promotion: Identifiable educational programs, reflecting advisory committee input, that: address clientele or societal needs, problems, concerns or issues: should be reflected in your ROA write up where Advisories are mentioned target definitive audiences through the use of a variety of educational methods: reflect substantive progress or impact: short/medium range outcomes, hopefully impacts with time reflect accountability to requisite stakeholders and interest groups: presently measured by your program evaluation process Promotion and Permanent Criteria and Guidelines, found on the IFAS HR web site,


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