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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.
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!, 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.
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.
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 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.
One hundred twenty youth from 71 counties took part in the 2018 Awardrobe Clothing Event held Aug. 9 at the Iowa State Fair. The event gives participants the opportunity to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge, as well as creativity skills.
Integrated Pest Management program hosted its eighth annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30 at the Iowa State University Field Extension Education Laboratory near Boone, Iowa.
4-H Global Citizenship Day is a cultural exploration set for Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Iowa State Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The public is invited to share in this global experience consisting of cultural performances, service learning and interactive booths.
Thirteen Iowa youth participated in the second annual 4-H Reporters Program July 11 at WHO Radio and Iowa Public Television. The experience helps them prepare to report at the Iowa State Fair.
39 young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties as they begin their 2018-2019 terms on State 4-H Council.