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Project Accomplishments

Conference Seminars, Research Reports & Posters

As a result of the study efforts to date, we’ve had multiple outputs, such as conference presentations, papers, materials, and awards and recognitions.

A Youth Retention Study of First Year 4-H Members. Poster presented at the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Extension Leadership Conference, Virtual. Kok, C.M., Bird, M., Hensley, S., Wells, C., and Miller, J.C. (2021, February). 

Adult Perceptions of First-Year Experiences in 4-H. Poster presented at the Joint Council of Extension Professionals Extension Leadership Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Hensley, S., Rea-Keywood, J., Miller, J., Cummins, M. & Hill, R. (2020, February). 

Understanding Recruitment and Retention in the 4-H Club Program: A multi-state Research Project. Research Roundtable Session at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Boise, Idaho. Hensley, S., Rea-Keywood, J., Miller, J., Kok, C.M., Cummins, M., Pracht, D., Bird, M., Torbert, S., and Fox, J. (2020, November).

Understanding Recruitment and Retention in the 4-H Club Program: A multi-state research project. Research session at the National ESP Conference, Virtual. Hensley, S., Rea-Keywood, J., Miller, J. & Pracht, D. (2020, October).

Enhancing Your Program’s Peak Performance by Engaging Stakeholders in Data Interpretation. Research Presentation at Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hill, R., Rea-Keywood, J., Hensley, S. and Fox, J. (2019, October).

Adult Perceptions of First-Year Experience in 4-H. Poster Session at Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rea-Keywood, J., Hensley, S., Miller, J., Kok, C. Cummins, M. Pracht, D. (2019, October).

Understanding Program Recruitment and Retention: Lessons Learned from 4-H Youth Development. Seminar at Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fox, J., Cummins, M. Rea-Keywood, J., and Miller, J. (2019, October).

Perceptions of First-Year Experience in 4-H (Adult). Poster Session at Epsilon Sigma Phi Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Rea-Keywood, J., Fox, J., Hill, R., & Hensley, S. (2019, October).

4-H Youth Retention Study. State and National 4-H Staff Meeting, National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Columbus, Ohio. Rea-Keywood, J., Espinoza, D. & Shelsted, N. (2018, October).

Awards & Recognition

National Susan Barkman Research and Evaluation Award. (J. Miller, J. Rea-Keywood, S. Hensley, K. Lewis & Youth Retention Study Team), NAE4-HYDP, (2020).

National Outstanding Poster Presentation Award - Adult Perceptions of First-Year Experience in 4-H(J. Rea-Keywood, J.C. Miller, S. Hensley, J. Fox, R. Hill, & K. Lewis), Epsilon Sigma Phi, (2019).

ANR Distinguished Service Award: Outstanding Research. Awarded by University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. (2018).

Excellence in Teamwork Award. Awarded by National Association for Extension 4-H Agents at the State (California), Regional (Western), and National levels. (2017).