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Gardening to Give Program Engages over 1,000 Iowans

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 16:13
After 25 weeks of engaging families in gardening for others, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development wrapped up the Gardening to Give program on Oct. 30.

Iowa 4-H and Extension Staff Recognized by National 4-H Professionals Association

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:08
Several staff of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development unit of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach have been recognized by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals for their impactful contributions to Iowa youth.

Iowa 4-H State Meat Judging Team Places Fourth at National Contest

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 14:08
Iowa’s team placed fourth overall at the 2020 National 4-H meat judging contest. Team members Dain Moermond, Bryce Rasmussen, Dante Johnson and Grant Wagner are from O'Brien County.

Water Rocks! Debuts New Youth Education Video Series

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 13:57
Featuring puppets and Water Rocks! team members, this new video series will provide education for youth from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

New 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program Seeks Volunteers

Thu, 10/29/2020 - 09:20
A youth wildlife habitat program is a new opportunity for Iowa 4-H and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

State 4-H Council Embarks on Statewide Donation Effort

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 14:01
Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. The goal is to reach 10,000 donated food items through the end of the drive.

Café con Amigos de Extensión Teaches Language Skills to Help Staff Serve Latinx in Iowa

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 13:48
When you are trying to connect with newcomers, it helps to speak their language. Café con Amigos de Extensión is a platform for interested ISU Extension and Outreach staff to practice their Spanish skills and learn how to better use them in the workplace when delivering 4-H youth development programming.

2020 Youth AgOvation Competition Announces Winners

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 15:20
In the midst of many changes over the last year, two teams of youth showcased their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, competing in the second annual AgOvation program finals.  The research-based 4-H competition challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities.

State 4-H Meat Judging Contest Top Team Advances to National Contest

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 13:49
Youth showcased their skills to identify meat cuts in the 2020 state 4-H meat judging contest. The Iowa State University animal science department holds the contest to determine Iowa’s representative to the national 4-H contest, to be held Oct. 20 during American Royal, Kansas City.

On Their Own and OK: Iowa 4-H Program Teaches Children Home-Alone Skills

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 15:00
Registration is now open for families to sign up for the free, On Their Own and OK program, offered virtually this fall.

State Champions Named in 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Competitions

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:02
Plymouth and Franklin counties were crowned the 4-H livestock quiz bowl champions in the 2020 virtual contest .

Women Managing Horses Course to Help Female Equine Owners

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:11
This equine course for women horse owners will touch on the major factors of raising, handling and marketing horses, led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Free Family STEM Bags Available at La Luz Centro Cultural This Month

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 15:11
STEM Bags containing hands-on activities for families are available for free at the La Luz Centro Cultural, 7 2nd Ave. NE, Hampton, Iowa, during food bank hours on Sept. 9 and 28. 

Youth Compete in State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 13:52
Thirty-eight individuals from nine counties competed in the 2020 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Ames. This year’s contest included only a senior age division due to COVID-19 and safety precautions.

Iowa 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Award Winners Announced

Tue, 08/18/2020 - 14:54
One hundred youth from 56 counties participated in the 2020 Awardrobe Clothing Event as a part of this year’s special Show Iowa 4-H Virtual Showcase. The event provided 4-H members in grades 9-12 the opportunity to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge and creativity skills.

Water Rocks! Programs to Continue Outdoors This Fall

Mon, 08/17/2020 - 13:52
Outdoor Water Rocks! programming from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will comply with safety precautions.