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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Youth workers discuss research, theory and best practices. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

Apr 15, 2021

This podcast is Part 4 in a Series on Youth In Agriculture and focus on rural youth stress.  Aly shares both her personal and professional experiences with stresses in rural communities and offers effective practices for working with rural youth during stressful times.

Website: Rural Youth Stress

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Mar 25, 2021

As part 3 in the Series on Youth in Agriculture,  this podcast focuses on how to create inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ youth in the Ag sector.  Joe, Samantha and Kari reflect as we hear directly from Kyle, 4-H alumni, about what his experience was like as a LGBTQ+ youth who had not yet come out, and is now an openly...


Mar 4, 2021

The Youth in Agriculture Series continues with Part 2: communicating with Gen Z on the Farm!  Samantha, Joe and Kari explore how farmers/producers can communicate with, set expectations, give parameters for social media use, open a feedback loop and establish norms between a youth employee and employer.  Samantha shares...


Feb 18, 2021

The Youth Development Podcast Season 4 kicks off with a Youth in Agriculture Series!  Samantha, Joe and Kari give an introduction to the topic, a conversation about current trends in Ag and how Generation Z youth will impact the workforce.  Using research data intermixed with fun personal stories, Samantha describes the...


Nov 17, 2020

In this podcast, Quincy Powe, 4-H Alumni, shares his perspective of  how to address racial justice through youth voice.  Based on his experience as a youth and now his work as a young adult, Quincy provides insight of how to encourage youth to believe in their own voice, have youth create their own table (rather than...