Stewardship as a means to create organizational reform: A view into Minnesota 4-H Youth Development

Jennifer A. Skuza, Dorothy M. Freeman, Tamara J. Bremseth, Shirley A. Doering, Robert B. Quinlan, Patricia A. Morreim, James C. Deidrick

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Abstract

Minnesota 4-H Youth Development (MN 4-H) used stewardship as a means to create organizational reform to address the public use of the 4-H name and emblem in terms of risk management, real estate and equipment, and finances. A task force implemented a participatory process with colleagues and stakeholders to build and implement the reform effort. In result, MN 4-H strengthened its public value by identifying and creating policies and practices to better steward its resources. The operating principles identified in this article will guide future stewardship agendas in Minnesota and may be replicated by other states interested in similar improvements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume48
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

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