ERIC Number: EJ1048547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Bio-Security Proficiencies Project for Beginning Producers in 4-H
Smith, Martin H.; Meehan, Cheryl L.; Borba, John A.
Journal of Extension, v52 n6 Article 6FEA5 Dec 2014
Improving bio-security practices among 4-H members who raise and show project animals is important. Bio-security measures can reduce the risk of disease spread and mitigate potential health and economic risks of disease outbreaks involving animal and zoonotic pathogens. Survey data provided statistical evidence that the Bio-Security Proficiencies Project for Beginning Producers in 4-H advanced youth participants' knowledge and skills related to bio-security and financial risk management. Furthermore, the project provided youth with opportunities to apply their understanding and abilities to authentic settings and extend their learning to their communities.
Descriptors: Disease Control, Prevention, National Security, Animal Husbandry, Health Promotion, Risk Management, Epidemiology, Agricultural Laborers, Skill Development, Consciousness Raising, Youth Programs, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Pretests Posttests, Risk Assessment, Community Surveys, Family Environment, Extension Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California