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Iowa 4-H Delegates Return from National 4-H Congress

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:52
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.

InventSTEM Challenges Youth to Develop Renewable Energy Solutions

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 15:01
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.

Franklin County 4-H Members Named Reserve National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Champions

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 16:05
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.

Youth Showcase Agricultural Innovations at AgOvation Competition

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 13:35
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.

Delaware County Dairy Quiz Bowl Team Earns Third Place at National Contest

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 16:07
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.

Bug Catchers Can Master Their Craft with New Field Guide

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:56
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.

Resource for Educators Adds Agriculture to Every Day Lessons

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 08:38
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.

Water Rocks! Reaches More Students, Builds Environmental Awareness

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:37
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.

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.