The study reported in this article determined the factors that influence the involvement of 4-H members in Pennsylvania 4-H District 16 livestock programs. The study used a descriptive research design. A survey was distributed to all 4-H livestock club (beef, sheep, swine, and goat club) members within the counties that comprise Penn State Extension District 16 (Adams, Franklin, and York counties). The major findings of the study align with previous research as parents were found to be the most significant influence in their children's involvement with 4-H. The financial cost of participation was the biggest limitation of involvement.
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Weikert, B., Hoover, T., Radhakrishna, R., & Swinkler, A. (2015). The Factors That Influence the Involvement of Youth in Pennsylvania 4-H Extension District 16 Livestock Programs. The Journal of Extension, 53(4), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss4/3