Evaluation Webinars

In order to provide educators with more information on evaluation methods and strategies, a series of webinars will share technical information for conducting evaluations.The webinars will provide a venue for sharing information, ideas and experience from both evaluators and other beginning farmer organization staff.


The Development and Use of Outcomes to Evaluate Beginning Farmer and Rancher Training Programs

Wednesday, January 29 – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PST / 2:00-3:00 PM EST

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Identifying and tracking outcomes is a key piece of evaluating the impact of a program, and is almost always required by funding agencies. Beginning farmer and rancher (BFR) training staff have frequently requested more assistance with developing and using outcomes. The goal of this webinar is to provide some of this assistance.

The webinar will cover:

  • Different methods for identifying outcomes using theory of change models, educational
    theory, evaluation frameworks, GREW tools, etc.
  • Examples of outcomes and measures for different types of BFR programs
  • The value of using outcomes for strategic program development, program improvement,
    and continual learning – not just accountability


Thomas Archibald – Associate Professor and Extension Evaluation Specialist in the Agricultural,
Leadership, and Community Education Department at Virginia Tech

This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend on January 29, register now and we will send you a link to the recording of the webinar.

Evaluation 101: The Basics of Program Evaluation for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Programs

The goal of this webinar is to orient or remind viewers of the basic steps of evaluation, and help them identify needed resources to support their evaluation efforts. This webinar will give background on the GREW project and why evaluation is important for BFR educational programs. This session will also explore the four basic steps for doing an evaluation including preparing for an evaluation, designing an evaluation, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting and using an evaluation. We will also provide resources for each step of the way.

Click here to view the full 30-minute webinar. 

Click here to view the webinar slides.

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