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States & Staff Involvement

We are an approved Multi-State Research project through NIMSS. Our project title is “Understanding Recruitment and Retention in the 4-H Club Program” and it’s official project number is W1023.

California

Marianne Bird, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Sacramento County

Claudia P. Diaz Carrasco, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Riverside County

Dorina M. Espinoza PhD, Youth, Families and Communities Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Humboldt County

Dr. Emma Fete, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

Russell D. Hill, Associate 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Merced County

Car Mun Kok PhD, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Lake County

JoLynn Miller, Director & 4-H Youth Development Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension Central Sierra

Dr. Kali Trzesniewski James, Human & Community Development, University of California Davis

Florida

Sarah Hensley, 4-H Extension Agent II, University of Florida Extension

Dr. Dale Pracht, Associate Professor Community Based Organizational Systems, and 4-H Youth Development Specialist, University of Florida

Idaho

Tim Ewers, Extension Specialist 4-H Youth Development, University of Idaho Extension

Nancy Shelstad, Regional 4-H Youth Development Educator, University of Idaho Boise

Louisiana

Ashley Powell, 4-H Regional Coordinator, Louisiana State University College of Agriculture.

Janet Fox, Former Department Head 4-H Youth Development, Louisiana State University College of Agriculture, currently Assistant Dean for University of Tennessee Extension and Head of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Missouri

Velynda Cameron, County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development, University of Missouri Extension Polk County

Rebecca Simpson, County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development, University of Missouri Extension Daviess County

Cindy Wells, Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development, University of Missouri Extension Buchanan County

New Hampshire

Kendra Lewis PhD, Youth & Family Resiliency State Specialist, University of New Hampshire Extension

New Jersey

Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent and Associate Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Washington

Missy Cummins, 4-H Regional Specialist & Associate Professor, Washington State University

Wyoming

Sarah Torbert, 4-H Volunteer Development Specialist, University of Wyoming College of Agriculture

Previous Youth Retention Study Team Members

John Borba