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  • The Rural Educator

    The Rural Educator is no longer hosted at this site. Please visite the new journal site at

  • Journal of Human Sciences and Extension

    The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension has moved! Please visit the new website at The latest issue of JHSE is available on the new site.

    The site is now part of Digital Commons, so you will need to use your existing Digital Commons username and password to log in (rather than your current JHSE username and password). If you do not have a Digital Commons account, you will be able to create one when you visit the new site. Logins are only required for submitting manuscripts or serving as a reviewer. You can read articles without an account. If you plan to submit a manuscript, please do so at the new URL.

    The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on disseminating knowledge and information to academicians, educators, and practitioners. Topics addressed include human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles, and merchandising; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program and staff development, planning, and evaluation. The journal seeks to bridge research and practice, thus all manuscripts must give attention to practical implications of the work. The journal is sponsored by the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University and is published three times a year.