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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.
Twenty 4-H members recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia, where they represented Iowa 4-H at National 4-H Congress Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. They were selected by 4-H volunteers from around the state through an application and interview process.
To meet a rising demand for future professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, Iowa 4-H Youth Development offers InventSTEM. This program helps young people develop skills and innovate as they explore the importance of STEM in everyday life.
Five Franklin County 4-H members represented Iowa at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl held during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 18. They were named reserve national champions.
Iowa's first AgOvation competition concluded with the presentation of innovative solutions to local agricultural problems designed and demonstrated by youth teams. Collegiate scholarships were awarded to top place teams.
The Delaware County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team recently represented Iowa, earning third place in the North American Invitational. This Delaware County team is only the sixth Iowa team to earn third place or higher in the 38 years Iowa has competed.
Insects have a way of capturing children’s attention, and thanks to a new publication by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – children and adults can both become experts at identifying and collecting some of Iowa’s many insects.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has developed a curriculum for educators who want youth to know how agriculture is involved in every day human life. The curriculum was created by ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth specialists and is offered as a free download from the Extension store.
Nearly 33,000 K-12 students in Iowa were singing, hopping, drawing and discovering as they learned about Iowa’s natural resources and ecosystems during high-energy Water Rocks! lessons delivered during the 2018-2019 academic school year.