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Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Look no further than the Citizenship Washington Focus trip where you as a 9th-12th grader can travel by charter bus to visit Washington D.C. and the National 4-H Center. Experience leadership and citizenship on a higher level with this epic opportunity on June 10-18, 2016.
Trip highlights include the Flight 93 Museum, Gettysburg Battlefield, Capitol Hill, Smithsonian Museum, Mount Vernon and the Holocaust Museum. Youth will also meet with the Iowa Congressional and Senate delegations to discuss legislative issues. Besides tours and workshops, 4-H'ers will have time for socializing and meeting new friends!
Cost of the trip is $1,570. This includes lodging, transportation, tour site admissions and most meals. Registration and a $510 deposit will be required to secure a spot. Space is limited. Registration deadline is January 4, 2016. To learn more about the trip and to get registration information visit:www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/cwf.
National 4H Week is October 4-10.
Here’s some ideas of ways you can celebrate 4-H during National 4-H Week!
Create a poster about 4-H and put it up on your school locker
Encourage all club members to bring a friend to your next meeting that will compete in a 4-H Minute to Win it competition
Volunteer to talk to others about 4-H at church or school
Plan a fundraiser to raise money for a 4-H Community Service Project
Wear your 4-H t-shirts! Plan a day of the week for all club members to wear their t-shirts.
4H and FFA Livestock Judging
When: Tuesday, October 6th– Instructions and Rules presented at 5 pm
Where: Registration at Tippie Beef Education Center
On south side of campus- 76thavenue between Kirkwood Blvd. and C Street
Cost: $10 per team of 3-4 | $4 for individual
All 4-H members sophomore age or younger
All sophomores, freshman and middle school FFA members currently enrolled in an agricultural education class
3 classes of beef animals
3 classes of swine animals
2 classes of sheep and/or goats
Identification of animals parts or knowledge test
For more information: Contact Barb Lemmer, FFA Advisor at email@example.com by phone at 319.4480.0386
Sponsored by Linn-Mar FFA and Kirkwood Community College
4-H Club Guide
Tips for Conducting Club Meetings: This publication focuses on meeting structure, engaging youth, fun activities to try with your club, the roles of officers, setting boundaries for youth and how to use positive discipline. (PDF)
Vibrant 4-H Clubs: This brochure covers 4-H club best practices, 4-H resources, and group decision making methods. (PDF)
Pre-meeting Activities: This document contains a list of activities you can try when working with youth to keep them engaged and to promote a sense of belonging and inclusiveness in the club. (PDF)
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