Engaging Youth in Sustainable Agriculture through Hands-On Experiences

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2021: $3,994.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2023
Grant Recipient: Jackson County Extension Council
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Manager:
Dwayne Morrison
Jackson County Extension Council


  • Animals: poultry


  • Education and Training: youth education

    Proposal abstract:

    Our goal is to use the 4-H model coupled with partnerships, established through Missouri Extension, to expand youth's knowledge and skills in sustainable agriculture. This will be completed through two major programs, Farm to Table Camp and Embryology curriculum in school classrooms. We anticipate giving youth the opportunity to learn where their food comes from, potential careers in agriculture, and best practices for sustainable agriculture through hands-on activities. We hope participants share their newfound knowledge and skills with their families and neighbors. 

    Project objectives from proposal:

    1. Increase youth's awareness of where their food comes from. 
    2. Provide hands on experiences regarding sustainable agriculture. 
    3. Introduce youth to potential careers in sustainable agriculture. 
    4. Share project concept and results with colleagues through conference poster session. 
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.