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Beggs Hired as AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 12:58
Celine Beggs has been selected as the program director of Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach effective June 21. In this position, Beggs will oversee a $1.2 million grant that allows Iowa 4-H to place approximately 52 members in youth-serving host sites across the state.

Iowa 4-H NASA Astro Camp Events Inspire Youth across the State

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 16:57
Enthusiasm and interest for all things space are taking off this week, as youth in 32 counties across the state participate in Astro Camp events June 14-18.

Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program Accepting Applications for Host Sites

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 14:24
Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach members spearhead community and organizational efforts to provide youth with positive development experiences through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences. The program has reopened the host site application for the 2021-2022 grant year and applications are due July 9.

New Iowa Soil Evaluation and Judging Guides Available

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 08:29
Soil judging teams can benefit from a newly updated guide and scorecard published by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Winning Project at State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Seeks to Improve Water Quality

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 14:42
When youth have the opportunity to learn something new in Iowa 4-H, sometimes it’s hard to predict where the opportunity will take them. For two Story County youth, a project in one 4-H program led to a win at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa.

Iowa 4-H Offers Mindfulness and Mental Well-being Support to Youth and Families

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 16:07
The pandemic, natural disasters, social injustices, and personal lifestyle changes and losses have intensified the need for more awareness, skills and resources to support mental health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development has responded with new, innovative programs in mindfulness for youth and families.

Iowa 4-H Prepares for an Out of this World Experience this Summer with NASA Astro Camps

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 08:33
Astro Camp events, an opportunity to bring NASA STEM lessons to the youth of Iowa, are coming to Iowa this summer.

Iowa 4-H Prepares for an Out of this World Experience this Summar with NASA Astro Camps®

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 16:36
Astro Camp® events, an opportunity to bring NASA STEM lessons to the youth of Iowa, are coming to Iowa this summer.

Youth Gain Livestock Experience through Iowa State Research Farm

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 14:40
Youth sort and weigh pigs, sign up for chores and more thanks to an innovative partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and an Iowa State research farm.

Schools Invited to Participate in SWITCH for the 2021-2022 School Year

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 09:42
Registration is now open for SWITCH, School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health. The innovative school wellness initiative supports and enhances school wellness programming for fourth through eighth-grade students. Through SWITCH, schools can help students to "Switch what they Do, View and Chew."

Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Provides Opportunity for Hands-on, in-the-Field Learning with ISU Experts

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:06
The 11th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth will be held July 26 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa, at 1928 240th St. The in-person event is presented by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.

Iowa Youth Impress Judges during State 4-H Recognition Day

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:13
Iowa 4-H members participated in virtual interviews for the annual State 4-H Recognition Day on March 27. The 2021 award winners are listed by county on the Iowa 4-H website.

Iowa 4-H Youth Invited to Iowa State University for Conference

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 14:15
The 2021 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, “Quest to Be Your Best,” will take place June 29-July 1. Approximately 500 teens are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for speakers, educational workshops, cultural exploration and service learning.

Conservation Station Trailers Available for Summer Fair Season

Mon, 03/22/2021 - 15:52
Specially equipped trailers provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer a mobile opportunity for conservation lessons.

State 4-H Council Members Create Blankets for Visually Impaired Youth

Wed, 03/17/2021 - 14:55
In partnership with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State 4-H Council members worked together to prepare and sew nine tactile blankets for Iowa youth who are blind or visually impaired.

Registration Opens for Gardening to Give Program

Wed, 03/10/2021 - 11:21
Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience.