Iowa Legislative Insider

Iowa Legislative Insider is an opportunity for county extension council members and youth in grades 8-12 to get an inside look at the legislative process. Participants will meet the Lieutenant Governor, learn about the life of a legislative page, hear from legislators, and explore the role a lobbyist plays in crafting legislation. The event will be capped off with an in-depth look at global food policy presented by the World Food Prize.

Overview (NEW for 2021)

  • February 17, 2021 held virtually via Zoom from 8:30-10:45 AM
  • Open to extension council members, All youth in grades 8-12, and Extension supporters.
  • Event information including a more detailed agenda can be found on the IECA website.

Participant Registration Information

  • All Iowa youth and Extension Council members can register through 4HOnline. See numbered steps below.
  • There is no limit to the number of youth that can attend from one county.
  • Civics classrooms, Social Studies classrooms, Student Councils, etc. are encouraged to register. Educators will have the ability to register entire classes via the 4HOnline registration.
  • If you have questions concerning event registration, contact Mary Olson.
  1. If you do not have a 4-H Online account, click on “Don’t have an account?” link and walk through the steps to create an account.
    • Select Iowa 4-H Youth Development as your institution.
    • When prompted for which program you would like to join, select “4-H” and complete the remaining screens.
    • Go to Step 3.
  2. If you or your family has a 4-H Online account, log in. 
    • You will be taken to the Member List screen.  If you are not listed as a member, click the “Add Member” button.  Adults will also need to follow this process.  When prompted for which program you would like to join, select “4-H.” and complete the remaining screens.
  3. From the Member List Screen, click on the “Events” list on the left-hand side.
  4. Select Legislative Insider and then the family member attending.
  5. Identify your type of participant and complete the waivers.
  6. You will receive a registration confirmation via email.
  7. Once your registration is approved, you will receive a follow-up email with the link for the event.

Participant Information

County Coordinator Information

  • Event Flyer for Promotion
  • If you wish to provide this program opportunity to 4-H members in your county, you will work with your extension council participants to assist them in recruitment and providing additional educational resources.
  • Legislative learning event resources webpage for information on preparing for 4-H legislative educational activities