AMES, Iowa – Every fall, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices across the state collect 4-H youth registration numbers to gauge the impact of 4-H Youth Developmentprograms on Iowa’s 510,000 school-age youth. Initial numbers indicate the Iowa 4-H Program continues to provide quality youth development to about 1 in 5 Iowa young people.
Dont miss out on this FREE day of supporting local agriculture. Visit with local farmers market vendors from 11-2 and hear presentations from Tim Laughlin about beekeeping and local honey as well as tour the Community Gardens and enjoy a meal cooked with locally bought food at The Fountain on Main in Reinbeck. Then from 1-4 visit 3 Grundy County Farms for kids activities, farm tours, pony rides, educational presentations and more!
GRIMES, Iowa -- The science of auto racing and a fast time behind the wheel await some Iowa 4-H youth July 30. Approximately 30 youth will learn about science, technology, engineering and math in NASCAR and challenge NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to a go cart race.
The event begins at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the MB2 Raceway, 1350 SE Gateway Drive, Suite 108, in Grimes.
U.S. Cellular, along with Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small and Wallace, will lead a discussion on the role STEM plays within NASCAR. Wallace also will answer questions and participate in a go cart race with 4-H youth.
“This educational and fun opportunity allows youth to learn about aerodynamic principles such as drag, downforce and drafting – with a NASCAR driver,” said Keli Tallman, a 4-H youth development specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
ISU Extension & Outreach, Grundy County, Grundy County Soil and Water Conservation District and Practical Farmers of Iowa are excited to announce a Cover Crop Workshop to be held at the Grundy County Fair on Wendesday, July 22, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Workshop will include speakers from across the state as well as equipment demonstrations and sample cover crops.