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Nearly 150 youth in grades 8-12 participated in the fifth annual 4-H Connect Retreat at Iowa State University and Clover Woods Camping Center. The spring retreat connects youth to 4-H while celebrating Latino, Native American, Asian, African and Asian/African American cultures.
As delegates to the National 4-H Conference, five Iowa 4-H members are grateful for the opportunity they had to play a contributing role in government, and work with other youth from across the United States on current youth issues.
Ranch riding is becoming increasingly popular among horseback riders. Iowa Equine Day, May 4, is an opportunity to learn more about ranch riding.
With help from a friendly robot named Dash, 17 Clover Kids from four counties practiced their skills in programming, problem-solving and creativity. They were participating in the Iowa 4-H Wonder League Robotics Exposition, held April 6 in Ames.
The Native Bee Challenge has a goal of reaching more than 1,000 Iowa youth this spring and summer with pollinator education and fun.
One hundred youth from Storm Lake, Storm Lake St. Mary’s and Fort Dodge school districts spent a day Getting Real Together through leadership activities, college exploration and cultural awareness. They were taking part in this year’s GRiT Conference, March 8 at Buena Vista University.
A training session for livestock judging coaches will be held on April 20 at the Hansen Agriculture Learning Center in Ames. The session is designed for adults who are interested in learning how to coach a youth livestock judging team or want to improve their livestock coaching skills.