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Youth Development


Jan F. Scholl, PhD, CFCS
Associate Professor
4-H Specialist, FCS Programs
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Ag and Extension Education
323 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7444

Amy Paster
Associate Librarian
Life Sciences Library
408 Paterno
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-1811
(814) 865-3708

About This Site

This project attempts to document the entire research base for 4-H from 1911 to 2011 and beyond.  Two databases, one for 4-H graduate studies and another for 4-H state experiment station and national projects, may be searched by keyword, author, title, year or institution.  You can organize your findings by author, date, or institution, creating your own bibliography.   The databases are updated monthly.  Other historical content about 4-H and youth groups are provided as well.

The AgNIC Youth Development Web site is a cooperative project between The Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the Life Sciences Library. The focus of the site is youth and youth development research of agricultural youth programs. The Web site contains documents of interest about youth, and youth development for 4-H and other agriculturally oriented youth programs and provides broad access to this valuable information.

The Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) is a voluntary alliance of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), land-grant universities and other agricultural organizations, in cooperation with citizen groups and government agencies. AgNIC focuses on providing agricultural information in electronic format over the World Wide Web via the Internet.

If you have any questions about this site, or additional resources that should be added, contact Jan Scholl at