From the Executive Editor

Wow! What an issue. This is the largest group of articles I have had the pleasure of working to get the first issue of volume 24 in print. I hope you enjoy reading the diversity and thought provoking questions produced by these authors. Do not forget to submit your scholarship for review. Submission guidelines are located at: Please remember that we accept submissions for tools for the profession, book reviews, commentaries, and feature articles. The editorial team enjoys the diverse amount of scholarship that is submitted on a regular basis.

In this issue, there is a book review that outlines the historical context of communicating for development and social change. A tools for the trade submission offers readers an appraisal of elements that influence farmer’s adoption of agricultural innovations in South Africa. This issue includes a commentary that discusses current political outcomes that will impact funding levels for food security and international agricultural and extension education projects and a method for Malawian practitioners to be prepared.

Seven feature articles are included in the first issue of Volume 24. The first feature article focuses on motivations of women to pursue agricultural careers. Next, you learn the results of a SWOT analysis from Cambodia concentrated on the capacity development of agricultural education and training. Implications for extension educators are presented from data associated with risks to children in cocoa households in Ghana. The influence of gender, awareness, and social status on attitudes and adoption of rainwater harvesting in Kenya are in this issue. Data regarding Ugandan and Kenyan farmer’s adoption of conservation agriculture and use of agricultural information networks are presented here. Additionally, the adoption and diffusion tendencies of Kenyan farmers in Uasin Gishu County are given for our understanding. The seventh feature includes attributes and barriers of innovations predicting U.S. nursery and greenhouse growers’ use of water conservation technologies. I hope you find articles in this issue informative, challenging, and authored by individuals with similar inquiries as yours. Do not forget to submit your work to the JIAEE for review. The profession wants to learn about your findings and how you are working to advance our profession.

I look forward to interacting with those of you attending our annual conference! 




Robert Strong Jr.

Executive Editor, JIAEE