4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."
All Youth Agriculture Content
Self-identification of 4-H animal projects means the youth/family are responsible for proper and accurate animal data entry.
April 18, 2019
Six South Dakota 4-H members attended National 4-H Youth Summits focused on Agri-Science and Healthy Living held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
South Dakota 4-H Science of Agriculture teams may earn points towards the community engagement award.
SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has made improving science literacy a priority, and is working to develop the next generation of agriculture scientists. A study of youth development by Tufts University shows that young people who participate in 4-H excel in school and science, and are more likely to pursue a career in science, engineering or computer technology than their peers. 4-H’s hands-on interactive programs expose youth to cutting-edge technology in agriculture that produces abundant, healthy and economical food. The 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge asks teams of youth to work with agriculture experts to explore and develop science-based solutions to agriculture-related issues they have identified in their communities.
Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming a coach to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.
Thank you for expressing an interest in becoming an adult mentor to a 4-H Science of Agriculture Team. We hope that the following information will answer many of the questions about this role.
Application to apply for a travel grant for Science of Agriculture.
About YQCA – the national program
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. The YQCA program is an annual certification created for youth producing and/or showing beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, swine, poultry, and rabbits. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows, and is appropriate for youth learning levels.