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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.

Crop Scouting Competition Goes Virtual with Youth Produced Videos

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:24
Youth from Iowa recently competed in an educational contest offered by Integrated Pest Management and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa Tree Challenge Encourages Outdoor Exploration

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:28
A tree photo challenge offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invites Iowans to get outside and snap pictures of themselves with as many varieties of trees as they can.

Iowa 4-H Announces State Recognition Day Award Recipients

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:24
Fifty Iowa 4-H members have been awarded 2020 state 4-H project area awards following the statewide recognition process, which was held virtually this year.

New Mindful Teen Workshop Series Engages 50 Iowa Youth in Mental Health and Well-being Learning

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:11
As a result of the program’s success and continued need, more Mindful Teen workshops will be offered in the fall and winter. Iowa 4-H Youth Development also is seeking young people interested in co-leading the workshop series with their peers. Facilitator training will be held virtually in August.

Fareway Supports Iowa Youth in Agriculture with 4-H and FFA Branded Semi-trailer

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 15:33
To highlight the importance of youth in agriculture, Fareway has partnered with Iowa 4-H and FFA to wrap a semi-trailer promoting the two youth development organizations. The semi-trailer will be showcased at select locations in Iowa, before permanently hitting the road later this summer.

Iowa 4-H Supports Youth with On the Go Learning Resources

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 13:59
Providing learning opportunities and convenience for families is a top priority for Iowa 4-H. On the Go resources are hands-on educational activities that can be done independently without access to technology, or the need to shop for special materials and supplies.

40 Iowa Youth Begin New Term on State 4-H Council

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 09:59
Forty Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. These young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties.

4-H County Fair Experiences Continue – Sometimes without the Fair

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 15:06
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, county fair boards across the state are partnering with county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff to create safe, quality 4-H county fair experiences for youth. In some counties, that means postponing the entire fair or canceling many activities, focusing only on youth shows and moving activities to a virtual platform. Others are moving forward with some type of in-person experience for youth, though it may be limited.

Rep. Axne Unveils Bill to Rename Clarinda Post Office to Honor Jessie Field Shambaugh, Known as Mother of 4-H

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:46
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office in Clarinda in honor of Jessie Field Shambaugh, the former school superintendent from Page County and longtime Iowa educator known to many as the "Mother of 4-H."

2020 4-H Show Iowa to Provide Virtual Recognition of 4-H Exhibits, Events

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 16:18
A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, will provide state level recognition to partially replace the loss of learning opportunities due to the postponement of this year’s Iowa State Fair. Included in these virtual celebrations are 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection.  

Partnership Will Strengthen School Wellness Programming in Iowa

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:34
It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.

Options for Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Shows and Events Announced

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:00
The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

Iowa 4-H Events to Be Determined after State Fair Postponed

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 16:24
As COVID-19 safety considerations have led to the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair, a decision on 4-H youth learning exhibits is still underway.

High School Students Can Learn at Animal Cy-ience Academy

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:20
High school students from across the country can learn about animal science topics during virtual lessons by Iowa State University specialists.

2020 Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition Will Be Virtual

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 13:49
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program will continue to host its annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth on July 30; however, it will be a virtual competition this year.