Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:44
College students and graduates who have had experiences with cooperatives see them as a way to gain valuable work experiences, scholarships and the means to addressing community needs. Student involvement in cooperatives is one aspect of the eXtension.org website containing educational materials about cooperatives.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 14:52
The Fayette County Senior Dairy Quiz Bowl Team placed first in the annual 4-H Youth Dairy Quiz Bowl, held June 14 at the Starmont High School in Arlington. The team will represent Iowa 4-H at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., in November. Teams from Delaware and Dubuque counties also placed in the event.
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:32
During the off-season, teams often take a break from their particular sport or activity. However, there’s no off-season for Iowa 4-H robotics teams. These future scientists and engineers always are preparing for their next event — whether the Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge at the Iowa State Fair or the 2011 FIRST LEGO League challenge this fall.
Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 13:55
The 15th Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Central Iowa Golf Benefit, “Going for the Green,” is July 18 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines. This annual event benefits Iowa 4-H youth and other youth programs throughout the state.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 10:58
Students celebrated Global Youth Service Day in April, but the spirit continues on in Centerville where the AmeriCorps program has teamed up with the community to work on a community garden. The project began on April 15 and will continue until Sept. 11.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 08:45
Twelve Iowa high school students are participating in a summer trip to China, part of a program designed to help Iowa youth gain the necessary international knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the new global economy.
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 08:07
Iowa 4-H'ers are using GIS-equipped mobile phones to map a bur oak savannah in the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge. The 4-H’ers are one of four teams in four states that are carrying out GIS mapping with national wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries or other ecological services offices.
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 10:31
The results of an “Extreme Cabin Makeover” will be on display June 2 at the Iowa 4-H Center. The public is invited to an open house to see the cabins and the fun opportunities for campers this summer.
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:05
The Iowa 4-H Foundation’s website has unveiled a new look. The new site features detailed descriptions of outright and planned giving opportunities, as well as online registration for foundation events and a 4-H alumni directory.
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 06:50
Iowa youth have until June 1 to register for the Iowa 4-H Film Festival Aug. 12 at the Iowa State Fair. Youth who have completed any of grades 5-12 are eligible to participate in the event, creating films that educate, inspire, or are "just 4 fun."