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Iowa 4-H Conference Offers Array of Workshops

4/28/2006

AMES, Iowa -- The 2006 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference set for June 27-29 on the Iowa State University campus will welcome more than 1,000 youth from across the state. Open to rising freshmen to graduating seniors, the three-day event has a May 25 registration deadline. Earlier registration deadlines (May 15) apply for both the CSI: Crops and Animal Science ROUNDUP special tracks.

Conference participants choose their own workshops to attend. Workshop topics run the gambit from a visit to the Des Moines Art Center to a “Going Whole Hog” workshop that focuses on health concerns, stress and proper handling and care of pigs.

Youth usually can find several workshops focused on their interests.

Those interested in marketing can choose the “You Set the Price” workshop with hands-on activities about pricing products. Another workshop, “Marketing Yourself, “deals with resumes and packaging oneself for different employers.

Youth interested in a healthy lifestyle can choose from the “What's in Your Pyramid” and “Active and Healthy for Life” workshops. The “What to Eat, What to Drink?” workshop also helps youth evaluate sports nutrition drinks and nutrition supplements.

Delegates who love the outdoors can choose environmental workshops, such as “Urban Forest Tree Walk, “ “Are Some Trees ‘Better’ Than Others, “ “Plant It Green! Lead a Tree Planting in Your Community” or “Microorganisms and Plants: Partners in Sickness and in Health.”

Delegates stay on campus in residence halls. The conference price of $120 will cover all meals, housing and events.

For more information, contact Brenda Allen at (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu or visit www.extension.iastate.edu.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and lifeskills.

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Contacts :

Brenda Allen, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communication and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu