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4-H Media Teams Create Lasting Memories of Iowa State Fair

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:21
Videos captured by Iowa 4-H Reporters and the 360 Video team creatively document 4-H events at Iowa State Fair.

Fair Visitors Learn about Well-Being - Physical, Mental and Emotional

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:18
During Healthy Living Day, Iowa State Fair visitors were able to take part in a number of activities to generate interest in learning how to have fun and be healthy.

Iowa State Fair Provides Bonding Experience for 4-H Friends and Family

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:02
The Iowa State Fair offers more than just an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their projects; it offers exhibitors the chance to create and build lifelong friendships and connect with a community of people who believe in them.

Iowa 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Award Winners Announced

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:25
One hundred thirty-three youth from 70 counties participated in the 2019 Awardrobe Clothing Event held at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 8. The event presents awards in three categories: clothing selection, fashion revue and the $15 challenge. Sponsor awards and scholarship are also given.

Three Teams Take Home Annual Crop Scouting Competition Awards

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:53
Twenty-eight Iowa youth in grades 7-12 tested their Integrated Pest Management skills through field and classroom tasks and challenges, on Monday, July 29 as participants in Iowa's Annual Crop Scouting Competition.

ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Visitors an Iowa State Fair Bucket List

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:15
Many Iowans head to the Iowa State Fair with their favorites in mind – things to do and see, new foods to try, exhibits and shows that can’t be missed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with a reputation for helping Iowans reach their goals, is ready to assist at state fair, too.

Making County Fair Experiences Possible for All 4-H Youth

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:35
County fairs give 4-H members a chance to demonstrate new skills and share what they have learned. Two Washington County youth show what is possible with good communication and understanding prior to the event.

Sac County 4-H'ers Show Their Generosity

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:33
4-H experiences like raising and exhibiting animals at county fair empower young people to be successful, contributing members of society. This coverage of the Sac County Fair Bonus Auction tells how 86 youth were empowered to make a very big difference. Thank you to Dale Wegner, The Sac Sun editor, for permitting us to publish his article here.

Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Numbers Increase

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 09:08
The 2019 Iowa State Fair promises to be a record-breaking year for 4-H livestock entries. This year, 8,750 entries have been pre-entered by more than 2,300 Iowa 4-H exhibitors.

Sara Nelson to Lead Iowa 4-H STEM Programs

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:38
Sara Nelson has been hired as the new 4-H STEM program specialist for the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. She will oversee STEM product development and STEM literacy outreach to enhance access to educational learning opportunities for all K-12 youth.

Apollo Anniversary Serves as Launchpad for 4-H Aerospace Discovery

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:42
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing has reinvigorated interest around the world in aerospace, and the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is providing youth with a variety of opportunities and avenues to explore their interest in the aerospace project area.

4-H Members Test Their Knowledge at Dairy Quiz Bowl

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:47
Forty-seven 4-H members from four counties attended the annual Dairy Quiz Bowl held at Starmont High School on June 20 and applied their knowledge to topics ranging from dairy anatomy to types of cheese and everything in between.

Iowa Youth Compete at 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:37
Iowa delegates competed in the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. 4-H members in the Safety and Education in Shooting Sports project area learn the safe and responsible use of equipment, decision making, self-discipline, concentration, safety and sportsmanship.

Iowa 4-H Members Recognized for Outstanding Work in Project Areas

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:38
Fifty Iowa 4-H members were recognized for their 2019 state 4-H project awards at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. A project area is a broad topic that 4-H members can explore on their own or with the mentorship of a 4-H leader or other caring adult.  

600 Iowa Youth Attend State 4-H Conference in Ames

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 09:56
Iowa State University hosted 600 youth delegates for three days last week for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “A Universe of Possibilities.” Every June, teenagers from across the state gather on the Iowa State campus for three days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events and civic engagement activities.

4-H Club Members Gain More the Longer They Are in a Club

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:40
Iowa 4-H members in a club show more gains in knowledge the longer they are members of a club, based on results of a survey of Iowa 4-H club members.

Nistler Named 4-H Youth Development State Program Leader

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:14
Deborah Nistler has been named 4-H youth development state program leader for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Her appointment begins Aug. 15. Currently Nistler is the state civic engagement and 4-H legislature program coordinator for University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension, as well as extension director for Bradford County.

4-H Connect Retreat Brings Youth Together

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 14:34
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.