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Impact of 4-H Youth Livestock Programs

Posted on 11/26/2012 by April Bowman

Impact of 4-H Youth Livestock Programs

According to research by Boleman, Cummings and Briers (2004), youth beef project participants are gaining at least seven life skills including.

  • Accepting responsibility
  • Setting goals
  • Develop self-discipline
  • Self motivation
  • Knowledge of the livestock industry
  • Build positive self esteem
  • Decision making

We want to measure the impact of youth livestock programming here in North Carolina including knowledge gain as it relates to the Science and Health essential elements of learning as set by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. If your child is or has been involved in showing livestock, please complete this twenty question on-line survey. You do NOT have to login in order to participate, simply choose “guest”.

Boleman, C.T., Cummings, S.R., Briers, G.E. (2004). Parents’ perceptions of life skills gained by youth participating in the 4-H beef project. Journal of Extension, 42, 5. Retrieved October 11, 2010, from www.joe.org/joe/2004october/rb6.php.