Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 08:12
There’s a reason that kids act like zombies sometimes, and it’s all in their brains. Children’s brains keep changing from birth through the teen years and into early adulthood. Learn how parents can help those young brains develop — listen to this month’s Science of Parenting podcast.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 07:50
The Iowa Soybean Association pledges $148,000 over the next four years to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The contribution will be used to develop a cross-country adventure race at the Iowa 4-H Center near Madrid.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 08:47
Take some time to visit the 4-H Camera Corps’ exhibition, "Rural Iowa Architecture." Fifty photos of rural Iowa architecture taken by 4-H boys and girls are on display at the St. Mark Lutheran Church gallery in West Des Moines.
Friday, October 14, 2011 - 13:38
As more Iowans take up gardening and pay attention to local foods, they also are showing a growing interest in safe food preservation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two workshops in November as part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program. Learn safe preservation methods for jams, jellies, fruit preserves, dehydrating and pickles.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 13:32
Iowa youth are invited to join the revolution — the “4-H Revolution of Responsibility,” that is. Youth in grades 4-12 can find out more about 4-H on the Iowa 4-H website or contact their Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 14:45
A third group of volunteers traveled to Uganda in August this year as part of the rural development program, Bridging the Gap: Increasing Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace. This farmer-to-farmer program pairs Iowa women farmers with eight groups of women farmers in the Kamuli District of Uganda.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 14:26
Iowa youth had the opportunity to learn about wind energy with 4-H’s 2011 National Science Project, Wired for Wind. Young people across the country engaged in the engineering design process of renewable wind energy technology Oct. 5 as part of the national experiment.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 08:24
Eight 4-H clubs participated in the Extreme Cabin Makeovers last spring, and now the Iowa 4-H Center is looking for more clubs to renovate cabins in a different village.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 09:21
Iowa 4-H’ers have two opportunities to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a national 4-H leadership program for high school youth, says Jeff Macomber, a 4-H youth development program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 14:18
Research shows that people who choose simpler lifestyles, nurture meaningful relationships and have a connection to nature are happier and healthier. This is the focus behind a new blog recently launched by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.