Kelsey L. Hall, EdD

Teaching

Teaching Portfolio

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Teaching Portfolio

Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

My undergraduate researchers become colleagues who work alongside me and contribute ideas to address problems that determine what programs and communication strategies can effectively inform individuals about agricultural issues.

Mentoring Philosophy

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences selected me as the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year for the 2017-2018 academic year. Check out this video about my students' experiences in conducting research.

Advising USU's Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Chapter

Utah State University has a chapter of the National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). The organization completes professional development, community service, fundraising and fun activities to network with peers and professionals. Major accomplishments for our members include the following:

  • Chapter of the Year for Educational Activities, 2017
  • Bronson Teichert won 1st place in the News Story Division & 3rd place for short video package in the Electronics Division
  • Kenna McMurray won 4th place for short video package in the Electronics Division
  • Yamaha ACT Scholarship of $2,000 in 2017
  • Chapter of the Year for Educational Activities, 2016
  • John Hawley served as 2015-2016 National ACT Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jamie Keyes won overall writing category & 1st place for long feature story at National ACT Critique & Contest in 2016
  • Yamaha ACT Scholarship of $1,500 in 2016
  • Jamie Keyes is a 2015 travel scholarship winner of the Forrest Bassford Award, sponsored by the Livestock Publications Council
  • Cassidy Woolsey won 2nd place for long feature story at National ACT Critique & Contest in 2015
  • Yamaha ACT Scholarship of $1,000 in 2015
  • Jamie Keyes won 2nd place for video at National ACT Critique & Contest in 2014

Research

My research focuses in two areas included in the National Research Agenda for the American Association for Agricultural Education. My research projects discover how agricultural communication and extension programs can impact local communities through the use of communication technologies as well as the local food movement (farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture, farm to school sales, & direct-to-retail businesses). My second research area develops and assesses various learning interventions and delivery technologies that increase problem solving, transfer learning, and improve higher order thinking through academic advising, writing, graphic design, oral communication, or agribusiness marketing and sales. Read more about my research interests.

Scholarly work published since employed at Utah State University

* Undergraduate Student

** Graduate Student

Journal Articles

Hawley, J. L.**, Hall, K., & Chowdhury, A. (in press). Exploring agricultural communicators’ adoption of mobile devices, video devices, and social media. Rural Extension & Innovation Systems Journal.

Hawley, J. L.**, Hall, K., & Pate, M. (2017). Exploring the outcomes of using problem-based learning in an agribusiness sales course. NACTA Journal, 61(3). Retrieved from https://www.nactateachers.org/

Hall, K., Lawver, R., Hawley, J. L.**, & McMurray, K.* (2017). Students’ perceptions of using a course management system to supplement traditional advising. NACTA Journal , 61(2), 97-101. Retrieved from https://www.nactateachers.org/

Pate, M., Beard, F., & Hall, K. (2017). Utah Regional Differences in Respirator Use and Fittesting Among Pesticide Applicators. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health/American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers , 23(1), 55-66.

Hall, K. (2016). Addressing marketing issues for community supported agriculture using community-based social marketing. Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism, 6(9).doi: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000322

Savoie, M.**, Hall, K., Lambright, T.*, Preedy, C.*, & LeBlanc, H. (2015). Evaluating the impact of SNAP-Ed educational materials at farmers’ markets. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 10, 17-24. Retrieved from http://www.neafcs.org/journal-of-neafcs

Brain, R., Curtis, K., & Hall, K. (2015). Utah Farm-Chef-Fork: Building Sustainable Local Food Connections. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 46(1), 1-10. Retrieved from: http://www.fdrsinc.org/wp--‐content/uploads/2015/03/JFDR--‐461--‐Complete.pdf

Reeve, J., Hall, K., & Kalkman, C.* (2014). Student outcomes from experiential learning at a student run certified organic farm. Natural Sciences Education, 43(1), 16-24. doi: 10.4195/nse2013.08.0025

Hall, K., Meyers, C., Doerfert, D., Akers, C., & Johnson, P. (2013). Recruiting and retaining shareholders for community supported agriculture in Texas. Journal of Applied Communications, 97(4), 33-46. https://dx.doi.org/10.4148/1051-0834.1126

Book Review

Hall, K. (2012). The new community of rules: Marketing on the social web. [Review of the book The new community of rules: Marketing on the social web]. Journal of Applied Communications, 96(2), 11-13.

Bulletin

Saravanan, R., Suchiradipta, B., Chowdhury, A., Hall, K., & Hambly Odame, H. (2015). Social media for rural advisory services. Global Good Practices Note for Extension and Advisory Services, Note 15. Retrieved from: http://www.g-fras.org/en/download.html

Fact Sheets

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (accepted for publication in 2017). Community Supported Agriculture: Pricing (Paper 1776). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1776/

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community Supported Agriculture: Legal Concerns (Paper 1759). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/ extension_curall/1759

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community Supported Agriculture: Participating in a Share (Paper 1760). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1760

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community supported agriculture: Definition, benefits, barriers, and resources for growers (Paper 1746). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1746

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community supported agriculture: Marketing & outreach strategies to encourage membership (Paper 1662). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1662

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community supported agriculture: Crop planning (Paper 1744). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1744

McMurray, K.*, Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2017). Community supported agriculture: Starting and managing operation (Paper 1745). Logan, UT: USU Extension. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/extension_curall/1745/

Perkins, D.*, Sorensen, T., Hall, K., Dallin, J., & Francis, D. (2017). Engaging educational professionals and students on the viability of AFNR careers. Poster Proceedings of the American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, 53-56. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/

Perkins, D.*, Hall, K., Sorensen, T., Dallin, J., & Francis, D. (2017). Identifying professional development needs of secondary education professionals. Poster Proceedings of the American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, 273-276. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/

Hawley, J. L.**, Hall, K., & Pate, M. (2017). Exploring the outcomes of using problem-based learning in an agribusiness sales course. Poster Proceedings of the American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, 241-244. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/

Hawley, J. L.**, Hall, K., & Pate, M. (2016). Exploring the outcomes of using problem-based learning in an agribusiness sales course. Poster Proceedings of the Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, Tucson, AZ. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/

Pate, M., Beard, F., Miller, B., Miller, R. L., Hatch, R., & Hall, K. (2015). Project Based Learning: Integration Across Agricultural Systems Technology Courses. St. Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. doi: 10.13031/aim.20152156630

Pate, M. L., Beard, F. R., & Hall, K. (2014). Pesticide label versus safety data sheet: Selection and fitting the right respirator. Proceedings of the ISASH Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE.

Hall, K., Meyers, C., Doerfert, D., Akers, C., & Johnson, P. (2012, April). Factors influencing membership in community supported agriculture in Texas. Proceedings of the Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Research Conference, Bellingham, WA, 31. Retrieved from http://aaaeonline.org/

Beard, F. R., Pate, M. L., Hall, K., Miller, R. L., & Miller, B. (2016, June). Assessing compliance issues associated with implementation of revised agricultural worker protection regulations. Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Orlando, FL. doi:10.13031/aim.20162460344

Pate, M. L., Beard, F. R., Miller, B., Miller, R., Hatch, R., & Hall, K. (2015, June). Project based learning: Integration across agricultural systems technology courses. Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. doi:10.13031/aim.20152156630

Beard, F. R., Pate, M. L., & Hall, K. (2014, July). Appropriate personal protective equipment: Pesticide label requirements or safety data sheet requirements. Paper presented at the ASABE and CSBE/SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada. doi: 10.13031/aim.20141901542

Hall, K., & Adams, T.** (2014, June). Students’ perceptions of using a course management system to supplement face-to-face advising. Oral presentation at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Bozeman, MT.

Hall, K. (2014, June). Learning by pinning: Assessing higher-level thinking through Pinterest. Oral presentation during the Speeding with Technology Workshop at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Bozeman, MT.

Adams, T.**, & Hall, K. (2014, May). Using Students’ Perspectives to Improve or Implement an Online Advising Tool. Oral presentation at the NACADA Region 10 Conference, Jackson, WY.

Reeve, J., Hall, K., & Steinitz, T. (2013, June). The development of a student run organic farm. Oral presentation at the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hall, K., Meyers, C., Doerfert, D., Akers, C., & Johnson, P. (2013, June). Recruiting and retaining shareholders for community supported agriculture in Texas. Paper presented at the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Hall, K., Lawver, B. G., & Kalkman, C.* (2013, June). Seeking out perceptions of college stakeholders to help write a mission statement. Poster presented at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Blacksburg, VA.

Hall, K., Meyers, C., Doerfert, D., Akers, C., & Johnson, P. (2012, April). Factors influencing membership in community supported agriculture in Texas. Paper presented at the Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, Bellingham, WA.

Hawley, J. L.**, Hall, K., Lawver, B. G., & Brain, R. (accepted). Predicting farmers’ involvement in farm to school programming. Poster submitted to Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference. American Association for Agricultural Education, Fort Collins, CO.

La Rue, C.*, & Hall, K. (accepted). Predicting consumers’ likelihood to scan QR codes to identify bioengineered food ingredients. Poster submitted to Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference. American Association for Agricultural Education, Fort Collins, CO.

La Rue, C.*, & Hall, K. (accepted). Describing consumers’ likelihood to use disclosure methods for identifying bioengineered food ingredients. Poster submitted to Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference. American Association for Agricultural Education, Fort Collins, CO.

Hawley, J. L.**, & Hall, K. (2017, June). Agricultural Communicators’ Use of Social Media Tools. Poster presented at Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hall, K., & Hawley, J. L.** (2016, June). Incorporating problem-based learning to develop employability skills in agriculture undergraduates. Poster presented at Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Conference, Memphis, TN.

Hall, K. (2016, February). Using Pinterest as a pedagogical tool. Poster presented at Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists Agricultural Communications Section, San Antonio, TX.

Hall, K., & McMurray, K.* (2015, June). Discovering barriers & benefits of accepting SNAP benefits at Utah farmers’ markets. Poster presented at the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Conference, Charleston, SC.

Hall, K., & McMurray, K.* (2015, June). Discovering communication channels used to advertise SNAP benefits at Utah farmers’ markets. Poster presented at the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences Conference, Charleston, SC.

Hall, K., & Meyers, C. (2014, May). Utilizing Morae as a tool for conducting usability testing. Poster presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Research Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hall, K., & Lawver, B. G. (2013, June). Developing a new college name through faculty and stakeholder input. Poster presented at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Blacksburg, VA.

Hall, K., Reeve, J., & Steinitz, T. (2013, June). Mentoring student interns in farm-to-fork opportunities. Poster presented at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Blacksburg, VA.

Hall, K., Meyers, C., Doerfert, D., Akers, C., & Johnson, P. (2013, May). Recruiting shareholders for community supported agriculture enterprises in Texas. Poster presented at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Research Conference, American Association for Agricultural Education, Columbus, OH.

Hall, K., Maher, C.*, Bigelow, K.*, Lambright, T.*, LeBlanc, H., & Christofferson, D. (2013, March). Measuring the impact of food sampling at the Cache Valley Gardeners' Market. Poster presented at the Utah State University Extension Annual Conference, Utah State University Extension, Logan, UT.

Hall, K., & Adams, T.** (2012, June). Exploring the use of a course management system for online academic advising. Poster presented at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, River Falls, WI.

Hall, K., & Ulmer, J. (2012, April). Using peer review experiences to improve critical thinking in writing. Poster presented at the Western Region American Association for Agricultural Education Conference, Bellingham, WA. 2nd Place Research Poster

External Funding Awarded to Date ($272,885)

Hall, K. (2017). Fostering Preparedness: Practical Strategies for Communicating About Animal Agriculture Crises. Funded for $5,000. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America. January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017.

Sorensen, T., Francis, D. W., Dallin, J., & Hall, K. (2016–2019). Engaging Educational Professionals Towards Training The Next Generation Within The Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources Career Areas for $144,138. Co-Investigator. Funding Agency: USDA-NIFA-AFRI. October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2019.

Hall, K., & Brain, R. (2015–2017). Fostering Utah Community Supported Agriculture Opportunities. Funded for $46,651. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture. September 1, 2015 – September 29, 2017.

Beard, R., & Hall, K. (2014–2015). Western States Proposal to Develop Online Training Modules for Pesticide Applicator Recertification. Funded for $48,000. Co-Investigator. Funding Agency: CropLife Foundation. April 2014 – October 21, 2015.

Brain, R., Hall, K., & Curtis, K. (2012–2014). Farm-Chef-Fork: Establishing Enhanced Farm to Restaurant Communication and Sourcing Across Utah. Funded for $29,096.00. Co-Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food. October 1, 2012 – October 1, 2014.

Internal Funding Awarded to Date ($79,689.55)

Hall, K. (2017–2018). A Cross-Sectoral Framework for Developing and Evaluating Farm to School Programming. Funded for $6,000. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018.

La Rue, C.*, & Hall, K. (2016–2017). The effects of knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes on consumers’ acceptance of genetically modified (GM) food labels & their purchasing intentions. $1,420.85. Faculty Mentor. Funding Agency: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Program. September 2016–September 2017.

Harrison, K.*, & Hall, K. (2016–2017). Training High School Students to Engage in Face-to-Face and Social Media Conversations about Animal Welfare. $1,427.00. Faculty Mentor. Funding Agency: Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Program. September 2016–September 2017.

Hall, K. (2016–2017). A Cross-Sectoral Framework for Developing and Evaluating Farm to School Programming. Funding Requested: $6,000. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017.

Hall, K. (2015–2016). A Cross-Sectoral Framework for Developing and Evaluating Farm to School Programming. Funding Requested: $6,000. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016.

Hall, K. (2015–2016). Establishing Enhanced Farm-to-School Training and Sourcing Across Utah. Funding Requested: $18,000. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: USU Office for Research and Graduate Studies. September 1, 2015–August 31, 2016.

Hall, K., & Pate, M. (2014–2016). A Needs Assessment & Workshop for Developing On-Farm Food Safety Management Plans for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Producers who Engage in Direct Marketing. Funding Requested: $10,866.70. Principal Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Grants Program. August 1, 2014–April 2016.

Hall, K., Allen, K., Murray, M., & Olsen, S. (2014–2015). Improving Access to Information for Small Farmers in Utah. Funded for $9,974.00. Primary Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah State University Extension. June 1, 2014–May 30, 2015.

McMurray, K.*, & Hall, K. (2014). Exploring Farmers’ Markets as a Strategy to Improve Access to Food for Utah’s Low-Income Residents. Funded for $2,000.00. Faculty Mentor. Funding Agency: Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunities Program. May 5, 2014–September 15, 2014.

Hall, K. (2012–2015). Developing Local Food Strategies for Low-Income Residents in Utah. Funded for $18,000. Primary Investigator. Funding Agency: Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. June 14, 2012–June 30, 2015.

Research Related Awards

Distinguished Research Poster, Western Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education, September 2017
2nd Place Research Poster, Western Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education, September 2017
Distinguished Research Poster, Western Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education, September 2016
NIFA Partnership Awards Nomination, United States Department of Agriculture, 2013
Outstanding Research Paper, Association for Communication Excellence Conference, June 2013
1st place Research Poster, Western Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education, April 2012

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Academic Programs and Research Learning Community

The learning community focuses on professional development for those involved in agricultural communication research and academic programming activities.

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Utah FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event

I serve as the state supervisor for the Utah FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event, which prepares students for careers in journalism, radio and television broadcast, web design, marketing and more. Teams consisting of four members participate in a simulated news conference, then use the information collected to complete practicums including journalistic writing, opinion writing, web design and video production.

Utah Farm to Fork Task Force

Utah Farm to Fork (F2F) is an unfunded U.S. Department of Agriculture program that seeks to provide training and resources to child nutrition operators to increase the consumption of fresh, safe, and healthy, local foods. This program also emphasizes nutrition education regarding community foods systems. Child Nutrition Programs currently leads the Utah F2F Task Force, which supports these key elements through the work of six committees: Education, Production & Distribution, Food Service, Gardens, Policy, and Research/Data. Farm to school programming looks different in different locations, but it always includes at least one of the following elements:

  • Educational Activities related to agriculture, food, health, or nutrition
  • Local food served to students
  • Students engaged in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through gardening

Local Food Advisory Council

The 13-member council is made up of state legislators, farmers and ranchers and organizations connected with food and agriculture. The council was created in response to increasing interest and support for local food by the public. The purpose of the council is to contribute to:

  • building a local food economy;
  • benefitting the state by creating jobs;
  • stimulating statewide economic development;
  • circulating money from local food sales within local communities;
  • preserving open space;
  • and fostering the viability of family-owned farms.

Check out The Herald Journal's article to learn more about my appointment.

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