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Steven K McKinley

Extension Administration 

  • 4-H Youth Development Specialist – Leadership and Volunteerism
765.494.8435

Primary Responsibilities:
Programs and curriculum related to youth and adults: State 4-H Junior Leader Conference, Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress, Operation: Military Kids, Purdue Collegiate 4-H, State Fair Volunteer Day, Volunteer Recognition, Indiana High School Ag Teacher Workshop, National FFA Volunteer Development Training Series, North Central Region Volunteer Forum, VolunteerIN 4-H Toolkit for Success, other development opportunities for staff and volunteers.


Committees:
YDAE Strategic Planning
Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program Policy & Procedures
4-H Visioning Committee
Volunteer Development
Staff Development
North Central Region Volunteer e-Forum Task Force
Citizenship Mission Mandate
NAE4-HA Organization Stewardship
North Central Region Volunteer Specialist
4-H 101 & 4-H 201 Staff & Volunteer Development National Steering Committee

Grants:
Operation:Military Kids, Military 4-H Club, OMK Camp, Monsanto/National 4-H Council, Indiana 4-H Foundation

Research Interest:
Leadership & Volunteerism


Other:
Recent Publications - VolunteerIN, 4-H Toolkit for Success, 4-H 1001, Volumes I, II, III, and IV
Operation:Military Kids DVD- 4-H-1002


Education
B.S., Purdue University, Ag Education
M.S., Purdue University, Ag Economics
Ph.D., Purdue Univeristy, Educational Technology

 



Awards & Honors

(2014) Outstanding Purdue Extension Specialist. Purdue University Extension.

(2012) IEEA Successful Program Award. Indiana Extension Educators Association.

(2012) Meritorious Service Award. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2008) National Communicator Award - Educational Package Team. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2008) National Communicator Award - Promotional Piece Team. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2006) Department of Defense Certificate of Commendation. Operation: Military Kids.

(2005) Periodical Publication - Individual. National Association of Extension 4-H Agents.

(2003) 4-H/Youth Development Section Successful Program Award. Indiana Extension Educators Association.

Selected Publications

Edwin, J., & Talbert, B. (in press). Cooperative Extension Training Impact on Military Youth and 4-H Youth: The Case of Speak Out for Military Kids Project. Journal of Extension.

Farris, E., Ayres, J., Peters, J., & Brady, C. (2009). County-Level Extension Leadership: Understanding Volunteer Board Member Motivation. Journal of Extension, 47(5). Retrieved from http://www.joe.org/joe/2009october/rb3.php

VolunteerIN, 4-H Toolkit for Success. (2009). (4-H1001).

Mckinley, S. (2008). VolunteerIN, 4-H Toolkit for Success. (4-H-1001), 216. Retrieved from https://www.four-h.purdue.edu/volunteer/toolkit08.html

Mckinley, S., & McKeeBarkman, S. (2004). Evaluating Youth Develompent Programs Using Qualitative Methodology.

Mckinley, S. (2004). Leader Expectations for the Indiana 4-H Program. 4.

Mckinley, S. (2004). Utilizing Innovative Training Methods for 4-H Volunteers.

VolunteerIN 4-H Toolkit for Success. (2010). (4-H 1001). Retrieved from http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/volunteer/toolkit10.cfm

Voigt, M., Talbert, B., McKinley, S., & Brady, C. (2014). Promising Practices of Dairy, Horse, and Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event Coaches: A Mixed-Methods Study. Journal of Extension, 52(4). Retrieved from http://www.joe.org/joe/2014august/a2.php

Voigt, M., Talbert, B., McKinley, S., & Brady, C. (2013). Promising Coaching Practices of Expert Dairy, Horse and Livestock Career Development Coaches: A Qualitative Study. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA), 57(2), 45-55. Retrieved from http://www.nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2071/10%20Voig%20June13t.pdf