Missouri 4-H is for YOUth!

As 4-H Extension professionals, we should be conducting applied research to solve specific practical problems in our communities. The methodology of applied research consists of identifying the problem, developing instruments, collecting data, evaluating our findings, and finding solutions and making recommendations.

Missouri 4-H is for YOUth! — as part of the University for Missouri — is our Missouri 4-H way to share with the public our contributions to better the lives of Missourians through 4-H. Our target audience is the people we serve: youth, volunteers, and parents as well as MU Extension and 4-H professionals.

All Missouri 4-H faculty and staff are invited to send contributions. These contributions will be reviewed by a panel of 4-H youth development professionals (peer-reviewed) before being posted to the Missouri 4-H Extension website for public viewing.

To send an article, please downloand and review the Submission Guidelines and copy of the rubric before going to the submission form.

Submission guidelines (DOCX)

Submission form

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  1. Sarah Morefield

    Sarah Morefield, Field specialist in 4-H Youth Development

    Sarah Morefield has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Middle Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. She is Montessori Certified as well. She taught for six years prior to joining the MU Extension team as the 4-H Youth Development Specialist in Clay County.

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  1. Rhonda Shafer

    Rhonda Shafer, County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development


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Adapted from the University of California's UC Delivers.