4-H Conference

Terry L. Steinhart, Swine Field Specialist, Southeast area

Problem: 

The Iowa State 4-H office sent out a request for workshop proposals for the 2008 4-H Conference. The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) proposed workshops to help 4-H members and leaders consider the quality of pork. The three workshops proposed was “Fire up the Grill”, “The Marvelous Pig – What Makes Them Spark”, and “Your Senses – They Ignite the Flame”.  Planning committee members include Sherry Hoyer, IPIC Media Specialist, Terry Steinhart, Larry McMullen, and Jerry Weiss.

Response: 

Three workshops were developed and presented in June during the Iowa 4-H Conference.  Each session had a PowerPoint presentation, lecture or video, and a hands-on approach was used.  “Fire Up The Grill” was a workshop on examining different pork cuts, their cooking qualities, and value. “The Marvelous Pig – What Makes Them Spark” taught students how a pig thinks and can be handled properly. “Your Senses – They Ignite The Flame” workshop focused on picking out good pork quality and how your senses perceive flavor.

Impact: 

Seventy-five 4-H members and adult leaders attended the three workshops. On a scale of 1 to 5 with one being poor and 5 excellent, all workshops were rated 4.11 or better on fun, informative, interesting, and interactive.  On rating for informative, all workshops were rated a 4.68 or higher.  Some of the comments were; “The pork tasting was awesome”, “Loved the amount of food”, “Pork is awesome”, “This is great. It kept everyone engaged”!

2009

150 Iowa Pork Industry Center

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