4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources

4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources programs work to engage youth through hands-on experiences that connect to their lives and respond to their interests. 4-H programs use hands-on activities in animal science, agronomy, and the environment to teach problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and inspire young people to explore career opportunities in agriculture.

gardening to give

Youth can feed their community, country, and world with monthly, hands-on, and research-based learning opportunities focused on gardening and growing.

animal u

Animal U is an online program that promotes involvement in animal agriculture and allows all youth the opportunity to increase their knowledge.

agriculture every day

Lessons for youth in grades 4-12 about the importance of agriculture. All lessons follow the Experiential Learning Model and include hands-on engaging activities.

crop scouting

Middle school and high school Iowa youth can particpiate in this competetion presented by the ISU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program.

Equine Extravaganza

Equine Extravaganza provides opportunities for all youth in grades 4-12 to share their knowledge of the equine industry through a variety of competitions and participatory events.