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Agricultural Education & 4H Youth Development

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Phone: (208) 885-6358
Fax: (208) 885-4039
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Mailing Address:
Agricultural Education &
4H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2040
Moscow, ID 83844-2040

State 4-H Contact

State 4-H Youth Development Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: (208) 885-6321
Fax: (208) 885-4637
E-mail: fourh@uidaho.edu
Website: www.uidaho.edu/4h

Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

Research

Agricultural Education Teacher Self-Efficacy - Hatch Project

The primary purpose of this study is to describe the perceived agricultural education teacher self-efficacy of preservice teachers, teacher candidates and novice agricultural educators. Additionally, factors that affect agricultural education teacher self-efficacy during preservice teacher education and the beginning years of teaching will be identified.

For more information contact:  Dr. Kattlyn Wolf, assistant professor

Dual Credit Program Follow-Up Study

The purpose of this study is to assess the success of the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dual Credit Program as perceived by the participants and to identify the motivational factors of student participation in the program. The initial portion of the study will be an online survey with the students participating in the initial year of the program.

For more information contact: Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone, senior instructor or Dr. Lou E. Riesenberg, professor

The second part of this study will be an in-depth survey of a small cross-section of Dual Credit Program participants for the first two years of the program. Information will be gathered from students, agriculture teachers, and administrators regarding the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.

For more information contact:  Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone, senior instructor; or Dr. Lou E. Riesenberg, professor

History of FFA Summer Camps

As a follow up to previous publications regarding the history of Future Farmers of America (FFA) summer camps, Dr. Connors is working with graduate students at the Ohio State University to assess FFA members' development of leadership skills as a result of attending FFA summer camps in Ohio and Georgia.

For more information contact: Dr. James J. Connors, associate professor

History of Women in Agricultural Education and the National FFA Organization

The goal of this study is to develop a comprehensive history of the involvement and influence of women on the history of agricultural education and the national FFA organization.

For more information contact: Dr. James J. Connors, associate professor; Dr. Kattlyn J. Wolf, assistant professor, or  Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone, senior instructor 

Incoming Student Survey

This is a longitudinal study of the precollege demographics and university success of incoming students to the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences from 1985 to the present.

For more information contact:  Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone, senior instructor or Dr. Lou E. Riesenberg, professor

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Graduate Follow Up Study

The purpose of this study is to determine the perception of College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduates have regarding their undergraduate education and its applicability to employment history after graduation.  Enrollment decisions and individuals and factors influencing these decisions will also be assessed.

For more information contact: Dr. Allison J. L. Touchstone, senior instructor 

Climate of Teaching in Colleges of Agriculture


The purpose of this study is to describe the climate for teaching among faculty in Colleges of Agriculture within Public and Land Grant Institutions. The results will help identify the need for professional development to improve teaching at the college level and to advance the evaluation of teaching. Data will be collected from faculty members across the country.

For more information contact: Dr. Jeremy M. Falk, assistant professor

Exploring the Impact of Agricultural Education in Rural Communities in Idaho


Initiatives in education are supporting rural education across the country. In Idaho, we will explore and describe the impact that agricultural education programs have on rural communities. This impact will include the development of productive citizens through the National FFA Organization, the economic impact of Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and  overall well-being of the community. 

For more information contact: Dr. Jeremy M. Falk, assistant professor