Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:17

By donating grain, farmers can support Iowa’s number one crop, youth, say officials with the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Donations to the Iowa 4-H Foundation can be designated to county 4-H endowments, for statewide use or for both purposes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 08:04

Youth ages 8 -12 can expect some winter fun at the Iowa 4-H Center during a winter wonderland celebration.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 07:28

Parents and grandparents can simplify the holiday gift hunt with a “Gift of Camp” from the Iowa 4-H Center.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 14:01

What’s the best way to thaw a frozen turkey? Is it safe to make pies and vegetable dishes a couple days before the big family gathering? And what’s the best way to deal with the leftovers? To get answers to these and other holiday food questions, call Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 14:01

Twenty-one 4-H’ers have been selected to represent Iowa as delegates for the National 4-H Congress entitled “Become a Catalyst of Change,” in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 25 -29. Delegates hail from Adair, Clay, Fayette, Fremont, Hamilton, Harrison, Johnson, Lee, Lucas, Madison, O'Brien, Tama, Washington, Woodbury and Worth counties.

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:11

Angela Laury will work with Iowa producers and manufacturers to promote food safety as the new food safety specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. One of her first assignments is introducing food producers to the Food Safety Modernization Act, a new federal law designed to encourage food safety through preventive measures.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 13:36

Cerro Gordo, Howard, Johnson and Webster counties have added their 4-H history to Iowa 4-H History by County, a new blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:57

Parents, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), your toddler could be watching too much television. A new policy report from the AAP says there are better ways to help children learn at this young age.

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.