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Welcome to Class Podcast Is Resource for Agricultural Educators

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 11:27
“Welcome to Class” is a new serial podcast that examines a wide array of agricultural topics, and shares tips on how best to illustrate, explain and teach these topics in a classroom.

Extension Artists Inspire Communities and 4-H Youth, Celebrate Iowa State Parks

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:17
Jennifer Drinkwater and Clark Colby are artists, Iowa State faculty and program specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach. They are participating in Iowa's 20 Artists, 20 Parks project commemorating the 100th anniversary of Iowa State Parks during 2020.

Nistler Brings 4-H Experience and Passion to Iowa Leadership Position

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:53
Debbie Nistler began her Iowa State University appointment as the 4-H youth development state program leader on Aug. 15. After a month on the job, Nistler responds to questions that introduce her vision for the Iowa 4-H program.

Extra Riders on Tractors Are a High Risk for Fatality

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 08:49
During National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, as well as during fall harvest and the year to come, please persuade others to keep children safe by not allowing extra riders on tractors.

Iowa and Nebraska Teams Top Placers in Youth Crop Scouting Competition

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:45
Iowa and Nebraska youth were first, second and third place winners in this year’s Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition. Clayton County Team A (Iowa) received first place.

O’Brien County Meat Judging Team Advances to Nationals

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 09:07
The O’Brien County Senior Team earned first place in the 2019 Iowa 4-H meat judging contest and will represent the state at nationals in October.  

Youth Explore STEM Activities at State Fair 4-H Event

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:22
Youth visiting the 4-H Exhibition Hall at the Iowa State Fair had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities during this year’s STEM event hosted by Bayer. Events such as this keep youth interested in STEM activities and stimulate a yearning to learn why things work and to ask questions about the improbable.

Rosener Named Overall Winner of International Harvester Award

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 11:10
The International Harvester Collector’s Club Award Program recognized Iowa 4-H members for their state fair project achievements on Aug. 9. Youth whose projects advance to the Iowa State Fair have the opportunity to apply for the award program.

Iowa 4-H Resources Encourage Young People to Explore Career Paths, College

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 09:17
Young people enrolled in the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program explore a wide variety of topics that interest them. Project area “hot sheets” are a great first step for parents, club leaders or 4-H members to learn more about any topic of interest.

4-H Media Teams Create Lasting Memories of Iowa State Fair

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:21
Videos captured by Iowa 4-H Reporters and the 360 Video team creatively document 4-H events at Iowa State Fair.

Fair Visitors Learn about Well-Being - Physical, Mental and Emotional

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:18
During Healthy Living Day, Iowa State Fair visitors were able to take part in a number of activities to generate interest in learning how to have fun and be healthy.

Iowa State Fair Provides Bonding Experience for 4-H Friends and Family

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:02
The Iowa State Fair offers more than just an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their projects; it offers exhibitors the chance to create and build lifelong friendships and connect with a community of people who believe in them.

Iowa 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Award Winners Announced

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:25
One hundred thirty-three youth from 70 counties participated in the 2019 Awardrobe Clothing Event held at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 8. The event presents awards in three categories: clothing selection, fashion revue and the $15 challenge. Sponsor awards and scholarship are also given.

Three Teams Take Home Annual Crop Scouting Competition Awards

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:53
Twenty-eight Iowa youth in grades 7-12 tested their Integrated Pest Management skills through field and classroom tasks and challenges, on Monday, July 29 as participants in Iowa's Annual Crop Scouting Competition.

ISU Extension and Outreach Offers Visitors an Iowa State Fair Bucket List

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 09:15
Many Iowans head to the Iowa State Fair with their favorites in mind – things to do and see, new foods to try, exhibits and shows that can’t be missed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with a reputation for helping Iowans reach their goals, is ready to assist at state fair, too.

Making County Fair Experiences Possible for All 4-H Youth

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:35
County fairs give 4-H members a chance to demonstrate new skills and share what they have learned. Two Washington County youth show what is possible with good communication and understanding prior to the event.

Sac County 4-H'ers Show Their Generosity

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 13:33
4-H experiences like raising and exhibiting animals at county fair empower young people to be successful, contributing members of society. This coverage of the Sac County Fair Bonus Auction tells how 86 youth were empowered to make a very big difference. Thank you to Dale Wegner, The Sac Sun editor, for permitting us to publish his article here.

Iowa State Fair 4-H Livestock Numbers Increase

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 09:08
The 2019 Iowa State Fair promises to be a record-breaking year for 4-H livestock entries. This year, 8,750 entries have been pre-entered by more than 2,300 Iowa 4-H exhibitors.

Sara Nelson to Lead Iowa 4-H STEM Programs

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:38
Sara Nelson has been hired as the new 4-H STEM program specialist for the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. She will oversee STEM product development and STEM literacy outreach to enhance access to educational learning opportunities for all K-12 youth.

Apollo Anniversary Serves as Launchpad for 4-H Aerospace Discovery

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:42
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch and moon landing has reinvigorated interest around the world in aerospace, and the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is providing youth with a variety of opportunities and avenues to explore their interest in the aerospace project area.