Biosecurity Education for the Next Generation

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Biosecurity education for youth involved in animal agriculture is vital for the continued success of commerce in these industries. Biosecurity workshops were developed and delivered to youth in Minnesota to encourage positive changes, with long-term outcomes of healthier animals. Learning gains were significant for all participants, and the participants retained this knowledge over time. Most participants had good intentions of making changes because of the workshops, and follow-up survey results showed that the participants implemented changes, validating that youth are agents for behavior change. However, other indicators surfaced suggesting that continued programming is needed to encourage adoption of more biosecurity practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationJournal of Agricultural Safety and Health
StatePublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
At the conclusion of each workshop, the participants received a biosecurity starter kit that included a five-gallon bucket, disposable booties, disposable gloves, a disposable face mask, a bar of soap, a scrub brush, and the USB bracelet. The kits were financially supported by grant funds and an industry partner (see Acknowledgements).

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© 2022 ASABE.


  • Animals
  • Biosecurity education
  • Youth


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