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Media Advisory: 4-H Day at Legislature is March 21

3/13/2006

4-H Day at the Legislature is Tuesday, March 21.

 

What is it?

Some 400 4-H’ers and volunteers from across Iowa will meet with legislators, discussing five topics that currently have pending legislation in the State House.

 

When do they meet with their legislators from the Iowa House and Senate?

7 to 8:30 a.m.: Round table discussions during an omelet breakfast, sponsored by the Iowa Egg Council, in the Iowa Historical Museum Building. Photo ops include county youth groups with their legislators and “expert” omelet cooks (a line-up of a dozen or more including a legislator or two).

 

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: 4-H’ers in Capitol Building, with displays of community service projects (displays in the Rotunda area). Photo ops include 4-H’ers with their service projects.

 

What will they discuss?

4-H’ers will attend one of five workshops on pending legislation: Extra-curricular eligibility; Drug abuse and criminal justice; Biotechnology; Bullying; Asian Bird flu.

 

During the workshops, 4-H’ers will hear experts on the topics, share in discussion and formulate their own opinions in a written format, suitable for submission to a legislator. Workshops run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and will meet in the Historical Building and in the Wallace Building.

 

For more information, contact Becky Nibe, 4-H Youth Development, at (515) 294-9785 or bnibe@iastate.edu.          

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Contacts :

Becky Nibe, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-9785, bnibe@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu