Friday, October 14, 2011 - 14:38
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 - 14:32
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 - 15:45
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 - 15:26
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 - 09:24
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 - 10:21
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 - 15:18
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 14:20
The Iowa 4-H program, in partnership with the Iowa 4-H Foundation, is celebrating National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8, with the launch of Iowa 4-H History by County, a new blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 13:56
Theodore Hutchcroft, originally of Mediapolis, Iowa, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 7 for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 09:29
Oct. 2-8 is National 4-H Week, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is celebrating 4-H youth who have made an impact on Iowa communities. In many Iowa counties, county 4-H programs are hosting celebrations and inviting youth to learn about and enroll in 4-H.