From the Executive Editor

As we start the beginning of a new semester and preparing classes and meeting new students, it is an important reminder of the scholarship produced in agricultural and extension education around the world. Do not be left out. Submit your scholarship to our journal for review. Submission guidelines are located at: There are some great examples of enhancing Extension systems that are going unnoticed. Please remember that we accept submissions for book reviews, commentaries, and feature articles. That is a diverse lineup of formats to disseminate some of the great work you do.

Five feature articles are included in the second issue of Volume 23. I appreciate the diversity of locations identified in each inquiry. The first feature article provides us post-conflict news and information needs of Côte d’Ivoire and Mali farmers. The second article offers examples of factors that influence 4-H member’s participation in an international program. Improving critical thinking continues to be an area of interest. The third article highlights a comparison of U.S. students critical thinking skills of students enrolled in a global seminar course. Identifying an alternative agricultural extension strategy in Nepal through the use of action research is the fourth article in this issue. The concluding article focuses on Northern Haitian small-scale farmers’ perceptions of agricultural information sources. I hope you enjoy the variety of scholarship provided in this issue. Do not forget to submit your work to the JIAEE for review. We all want to learn about your discoveries.




Robert Strong Jr.

Executive Editor, JIAEE