Authors as Published

Matthew Benson, Research Assistant, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Kim Niewolny, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech; Rick Rudd, Professor and Department Head, Agricultural and Extension Education, Virginia Tech

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Publication Date

October 4, 2019