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2020 State 4-H Recognition Day Conducted Virtually

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 14:56
Originally scheduled as face-to-face interviews in Ames, instead the State 4-H Recognition interviews took place online. Video teleconferencing was used because of social distancing recommendations from Iowa State University due to COVID-19, and 125 youth took part in 230 interviews for special statewide opportunities.

Two Counties Receive Master Gardener Search for Excellence Award

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:45
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Master Gardener programs in Marshall and Linn counties have been recognized for their commitment to food and nutrition for local communities. Both projects worked to educate and empower adults and youth to grow and consume fresh healthy produce in 2019.

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference Is June 18-19 in Waukee

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 09:16
The Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Conference will bring together stakeholders from across the state.

Water Rocks! eNewsletter Brings Science Activities to Students at Home

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 16:22
Children and families can learn about conservation via the Monday Mix online opportunity from Water Rocks!

4-H Youth, Families Can Explore Educational Learning Opportunities from Home

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 15:55
A collection of online educational resources for K-12 youth audiences is available on the 4-H At Home Learning Resources webpage. These engaging educational resources from the local, state and national 4-H program are available for all youth and their families to further explore project area learning virtually.

ISU Extension and Outreach Events Canceled

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:42
Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state March 16 through April 4 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing. For information on specific events, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

4-H Members Talk Issues with Iowa Legislators during Legislative Day

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 16:08
t’s not every day that Iowa teenagers can talk one-on-one with their state legislators. That’s one of the reasons 128 4-H youth from across Iowa participated in the Iowa Extension Council Association and 4-H Legislative Day.

Water Rocks! Brings Soil and Water Education to Story County High Schools

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:26
The Water Rocks! program has launched a new education module for high school students at two Story County schools.

Extension and Outreach Adds New 'Crops Feed the World' Lessons

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:26
Six new courses have been added to this popular online program for Iowa youth.

Water Rocks! on Track to Reach More Than 150,000 Iowa Students

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:47
This water education program based at Iowa State University continues to educate Iowa's youth about conservation and water quality.

Iowa Youth Propose Solutions to Ag Problems at National Summit

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:32
The 2020 National Youth Summit on Agri-Science conference Jan. 9-12 addressed the modern challenges facing agricultural production and the role of researchers, leaders and public advocates, when it comes to feeding future global populations. Ten 4-H youth represented Iowa at the 2020 conference held in Washington, D.C.