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.
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Smith, M. H., Meehan, C. L., & Borba, J. A. (2014). Bio-Security Proficiencies Project for Beginning Producers in 4-H. The Journal of Extension, 52(6), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss6/2