Bonnie Dalager

Educational Design and Development Manager
Bonnie Dalager

Bonnie supports educational resource development including the coordination of several state 4-H events such as State 4-H Recognition Day, 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event and National 4-H Recognition trips. She works closely with our 4-H Youth Program Specialists to design and format educational programs to 4-H staff and volunteers statewide.

Areas of Focus

  • Clothing
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Organizational Systems
  • Recognition

Professional Awards

  • 2021 Denise Miller 4-H Innovator Award, On the Go Lessons, IAE4-HYDP—Iowa. 2021
  • Excellence in Club Support, Vibrant Clubs Series, NAE4-HYDP—Regional. 2020
  • Iowa 4-H Team Award, Face Mask Project, Iowa 4-H. 2020
  • Iowa 4-H Visionary Team Award, 4-H Show Iowa, Iowa 4-H. 2020
  • Iowa 4-H Youth Specialist Award, Iowa 4-H. 2020
  • COVID-19 Extraordinary Efforts Innovative Program Delivery Team Award, 4-H Distance Learning, ISUEO. 2020
  • Iowa State University Professional and Scientific CYtation Team Award, 4-H Show Iowa, ISU P&S Council. 2020
  • Communications Award News Story, “Iowa 4-H Resources Engage Young People to Explore Career Paths,” NAE4-HYDP—National. 2020
  • Excellence in Communication and Expressive Arts Team Award, Camera Corps, IAE4-HA—State. 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, NAE4-HA. 2018
  • Iowa State University Professional and Scientific Council Team Award, 4-H Day Camps, ISU P&S Council. 2016
  • Excellence in Volunteerism Team Award, Clay County 4-H Partnership Programs, NAE4-HA—Regional. 2015
  • Achievement in Service Award, NAE4-HA. 2014
  • Communicator Award Periodical Publication, “Extension in Action,” NAE4-HYDP—National. 2014
  • ISU Extension and Outreach Powerful Partnership Award, Clay County 4-H Partnership Programs, ISUEO.


  • Effective Strategies for Improving Your Productivity, NAE4-HYDP. 2021.
  • Dynamic Duos: Building 4-H Partnerships! Strategies on building program capacity through partnership and volunteer development (team), NAE4-HA, 2014.
  • What Fundraising Research Says to the Development of 4-H Volunteers (poster), NAE4-HA, 2014.
  • Iowa 4-H Recognition Opportunities (team), YouthFest, 2017.
  • Marketing 4-H to Today’s Families (team), YouthFest, 2013.
  • Recruiting Project Volunteers to Build a Diverse 4-H Program (team), YouthFest, 2013.
  • Using Innovative Partnerships to Grow 4-H Programming (team), Youthfest, 2013.
M.A. Organizational Leadership, 2019, Buena Vista University
B.A. Organizational Leadership, 2017, Buena Vista University
1259 Stange Road