Current economic conditions have made it essential for Extension programs such as 4-H to justify continued public investments. Past studies have examined the positive youth development aspects of 4-H, but do not look at the economic contributions of the program. Using individual record book data for the state of Colorado, the study reported here analyzes the contribution of 4-H to both the state economy and individual counties. We find that Colorado 4-H contributes over $45 million dollars and 242 employees to the state economy.
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Hill, R. (2015). Using IMPLAN to Evaluate the Economic Contribution of 4-H to Colorado and Individual Counties. The Journal of Extension, 53(1), Article 4. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss1/4