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4-H School Enrichment: A Guide for 4-H Faculty and Staff

4H324/4H324 by Andrew ToelleJanuary 31st, 20234-H School Enrichment can give youth and parents a picture of the benefits of a longer commitment to 4-H. The purpose of this revised 8-page publication is to support 4-H agents as they plan, develop, and evaluate school enrichment programs. Written by Andrew Toelle.Critical Issue: Youth

Strategies to Engage 4-H Parents

4H430/4H430by Julia S. KellyJanuary 30th, 2023Parent engagement makes a significant impact on a 4-H club’s success in fostering the development of targeted life skills in youth participants. This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program presents 13 concrete strategies for engaging with parents and also addresses some potential challenges with communicating with parents. Written by Julia S. Kelly.Critical Issue: Youth

4-H Agent Guide for Managing the Approval, Denial, and Releasing of Volunteers in Florida 4-H

4H428/4H428by Andrew Toelle, Heather Kent, and Sophia CooneyApril 12th, 2022The purpose of these Volunteer Management Guidelines is to provide Extension faculty assistance with approving, denying, and releasing volunteers. This document contains several example letters that may be used and other useful tools to assist you with this process. It also demonstrates steps in approving, denying, and releasing volunteers. Written by Andrew Toelle, Heather Kent, and Sophia Cooney; 7 pp.Critical Issue: Youth

What’s Involved in Caring for Dairy Goats

4H427/4H427by Chris DeCubellis and Izabella ToledoApril 5th, 2022The 4-H dairy goat project is an excellent choice for young people who enjoy working with animals. This particular project allows a 4-H member to work with the same animal for an extended period, possibly even years, as both “kids” can grow together. This new 4-page publication, written by Chris DeCubellis and Izabella Toledo, will explore some of the minimum requirements to successfully care for a dairy goat.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Action Research: A Methodology for Organizational Change

4H424/4H424by Dale Pracht, Andrew Toelle, and Brent BroaddusFebruary 27th, 2022Change is inevitable. When working within an organization, figuring out what needs to change can be a big issue. Having quality information available for use can make the decision process clearer and more effective. Action research is a methodology that can be used by people internal to an organization to identify what changes need to be made. This new 3-page publication of the UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development Program was written by Dale Pracht, Andrew Toelle, and Brent Broaddus.Critical Issue: Youth