Audubon County 4-H'ers earned recognition this week as communicators at the Iowa State Fair.
4-H'ers compete in three categories of oral communication -- educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking -- and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H'ers teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the 4-H'ers invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H'ers prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience.
Audubon County 4-H youth showed livestock during the second week of the Iowa State Fair. “We are so pleased that we had almost every species of livestock representing Audubon County at the 2015 Iowa State Fair.” Abby VanAernam, Audubon County Extension and Outreach, stated “All of the 4-Hers worked hard with their projects and should be proud of their accomplishments.”
Six Audubon County 4-Hers showed Horses during the 4-H Horse show at the Iowa State Fair on August 11, 12 and 13. "Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting livestock," Mike Anderson, 4-H agriculture superintendent said. "The dedication, responsibility, decision-making and leadership they develop can prepare them for careers that use these skills."
There is a new and friendly face in the Audubon County Extension office. Ann Carter began her work as the Audubon County Program Coordinator on July 6, 2015. As the Audubon County Extension & Outreach Program Coordinator Carter will have lead responsibility for responding to and addressing local issues. She will do this by engaging resources, information and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs in Audubon County.
The Audubon County 4-H Program is asking for your help. For every 1,000 UPC labels collected, the 4-H program will receive $30. Simply cut the UPC label from any Best Choice product, drop them off at the drop of box at Audubon Foods or bring to the Exten