Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:38
With food, entertainment and more than 150 auction packages, the Iowa 4-H Foundation's Third Annual Gala netted $73,500 to support the Iowa 4-H program statewide and at the club level. Even some 4-H youth played a role in reaching this amount, which more than doubled the 2011 gala total.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:11
Twenty-four Iowa 4-H clubs have been awarded 2012 Pioneer Rural Community Improvement Grants totaling $4,605 to support service projects within their own communities. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, in cooperation with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development, granted $55 to $250 to each awarded club.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 09:42
March is National Nutrition Month, and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages Americans to “Get your plate in shape.” Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist, suggests reducing the amount of sodium in your diet.
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 15:05
The Iowa 4-H Center has three camps that encourage family time, in fact, require it. For a weekend during the summer, parents and children are invited to spend the night and make some memories.
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 09:32
Learn what families can do to make their community’s schools more sustainable during the Virtual Eco Family Conference on March 1. The March session is the third in the online conference series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 16:18
The rich culture and interesting lifestyles of Iowa’s most unique communities await participants in the Road Scholar program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The 2012 travel schedule includes tours of Iowa’s uncommon utopian communities, historic towns along the Upper Mississippi River and a four-state tour along the Missouri River.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 15:57
The Iowa 4-H Center hosts many events from summer camps to winter retreats each year. This spring, the center is hosting free Friday Night Flicks, says Abbie Parker, program specialist at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 15:22
Hundreds of Iowa 9- to 14-year-olds showed off their engineering skills and competed for top honors during the Iowa FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Championship Jan. 14 at Iowa State University. Among the 72 teams of youth, 11 4-H teams competed.
Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:07
An Algona native and Iowa 4-H alumni, Kris Fish Kulhmann, is the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s new executive director. Fish Kuhlmann replaces Interim 4-H Foundation Executive Director Glen Mente on March 12, 2012.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:04
When caregivers take better care of themselves, they can provide better care to their older adult loved ones. That’s the philosophy behind Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a series of classes provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Classes for caregivers are scheduled in local communities throughout the year. The next training session for class leaders is April 26-27 in Urbandale.