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Iowa 4-H Promotes Healthy Living Program in New Ways

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:53
Iowa 4-H held a healthy living retreat in October, offering Iowa youth in grades 8-12 a chance to learn more about wellness and wellbeing. Youth interested in becoming an Iowa 4-H healthy living ambassador should apply before Dec. 16.

Water Rocks! Launches New Pollinator Classroom Presentation

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:18
A new Water Rocks! presentation for upper-elementary and middle school classrooms, Power of Pollinators, is ready to make its debut.

Youth Teams Invited to AgOvation Competition

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:55
ISU Extension and Outreach county offices are ready to recruit and assemble teams of teens for AgOvation, a new 4-H Youth program that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems facing their home communities.

Iowa Youth Gain Experience Putting Youth Voice in Action

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:16
Nearly 60 middle school youth representing nine schools across six Iowa counties met at Upper Iowa University on Nov. 16 to pilot the leadership and civic engagement experience, “Youth Voice in Action.”

Iowa 4-H Staff Recognized

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 08:39
Twenty-five Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff members were honored at the Iowa 4-H YouthFest professional development conference. They were recognized for their impact on local communities, accomplishments in their field and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission.

Iowa 4-H Releases STEM-Lit to Go! Kits across State

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:56
Rockets flew last week at the Iowa 4-H YouthFest professional development conference when state staff presented the new "STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa" curriculum and provided volunteers and educators with materials for science, technology, engineering, math and literacy programing.

Beef Blast Workshop to Showcase Best Beef Management Practices

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:45
Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend Beef Blast at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa. The focus of the Dec. 1 program is general beef management with youth participating in a variety of hands-on workshops that cover meat science and selection.

Youth Experience Iowa’s Agriculture through Online Course

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:39
The “Crops Feed the World” course offers experiential learning opportunities so young people learn about the crops growing in Iowa fields and how crops are used.

More Iowa Youth Are Joining 4-H Clubs and Programs

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:32
Iowa 4-H program club memberships increased during the 2017-2018 program year to over 23,000 young people in grades 4-12 and an additional 7,400 youth grades K-3 in the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program.

Water Rocks! Refreshes and Streamlines Online Presence

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:08
Water Rocks!, a statewide water education program based at Iowa State University, recently updated its website at www.waterrocks.org. The update includes an interactive county map and optimization to ensure compatibility with mobile devices, tablets and popular web browsers.

2018 State Champions Named in 4-H Meat Judging Competition

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:44
The 2018 state 4-H meat judging contest was held at Iowa State University Meat Laboratory on Aug. 25 to determine Iowa’s representative to the National 4-H Contest held during the American Royal, Kansas City, in October.  

Iowa 4-H Members Receive Awards from IH Collector's Club

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 13:45
Twenty-one Iowa 4-H members qualified for special awards sponsored by the International Harvester Collector’s Club Chapter 5. Youth who exhibited projects related to IH/Farmall tractors, farm equipment or other items in the IH brand family in any class at the state fair were eligible to participate through an application process.  

Iowa State Fair Skill-a-thon Contest Results Announced

Thu, 08/23/2018 - 15:37
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held three skill-a-thons at the Iowa State Fair this year, with 188 youth from 48 Iowa counties participating. Skill-a-thons were held for goat, sheep and swine.