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State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Celebrates 66 Years

4-H News - Wed, 03/08/2023 - 14:16
Junior and senior high-school students from across the state are gearing up to compete for prizes, awards and scholarships during the upcoming State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 30-31. The event is the largest STEM competition for youth in grades 6-12 and will be hosted in person at Iowa State University.

Iowa 4-H Youth Earn Top Honors at Western National Roundup

4-H News - Mon, 03/06/2023 - 11:24
Three teams of Iowa 4-H members received honors from the Western National Roundup held Jan. 4-7 in Denver, Colorado. These members, ages 14 through 19, earned the opportunity to compete nationally through state competitions and events held throughout the year.

2023 State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and 4-H Skillathon Set for April 1

4-H News - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 10:19
The State 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and State 4-H Skillathon contests will be held together on Saturday, April 1, at Iowa State University. The deadline for registration is March 27.

Teachers Invited to ‘Youth Pollinator Education and Action’ Training

4-H News - Fri, 01/27/2023 - 15:12
K-12 teachers and other educators are invited to learn about Youth Pollinator Education and Action, a program to educate youth of all ages about pollinator biology, its importance and conservation. A free training opportunity will be offered Feb. 24-25 in person at Iowa Lakeside Lab in Milford.

4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM Performance Receives 2022 Governor’s STEM Seal of Approval

4-H News - Fri, 01/20/2023 - 09:55
The 4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM program received the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approval in December 2022. This recognition indicates that a program or event officially advances one of the most progressive state STEM initiatives in the country. In 2022 over 2,000 youth registered for the in-person or livestreamed experience.

Iowa 4-H Japanese Youth Exchange Program Seeks Host Families 

4-H News - Wed, 01/11/2023 - 14:37
Cultural immersion is a hands-on way to learn and understand a different culture or viewpoint quickly and meaningfully. The 2023 Iowa States’ 4-H Exchange program is seeking host families for 12 Japanese youth delegates who will visit Iowa this summer.

Iowa 4-H’ers Excel at National Livestock Competitions

4-H News - Fri, 12/16/2022 - 11:34
Iowa 4-H members recently participated in national 4-H livestock competitions at the North American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Kentucky. Benton County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock judging and livestock skillathon competitions, and Franklin County represented Iowa 4-H in the livestock quiz bowl contest.

State 4-H Meat Judging Winners Announced

4-H News - Thu, 12/08/2022 - 09:11
Thirty-one youth from across Iowa competed in the 4-H meat evaluation contest Nov. 12 at Iowa State University. Youth teams from O’Brien County won the senior and junior divisions.
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