Dustin Ford of Elanco Animal Health talks about how livestock judging has impacted his career choice. Emily Brewer, Iowa State Fair Ag. Ed. Coordinator, explains the life-long relationships one gains through livestock judging. Read more about Iowa 4-H Livestock Judging Videos
In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities. With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H'ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year.
The goal of this program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible. Read more about FSQA (Food Safety Quality Assurance) & YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals)
The success of 4-H programs relies heavily on dedicated volunteers. Shooting sports instructors are responsible for the overall coordination and management of the county/area 4-H shooting sports program. If you are interested in being a volunteer or instructor for a shooting sports program, contact your county ISU Extension Office today. Read more about Shooting Sports Instructors
4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS) uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and wildlife skills. Read more about Shooting Sports
This project is for all youth whether you live in the city, the country, or in between. Activities involve birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, or amphibians and many environments. Learn skills like fishing, hunting, or taxidermy. Read more about Wildlife
The identification of livestock has evolved substantially in the past few years and appears to be changing each year. Find out more on COOL, Premise ID, and the use of retinal imaging for State Fair market animals. Read more about Livestock ID
This page contains important information about many kinds of vegetables and foods and how to prepare them.
Get your hands dirty in Crop Production! Find out how soils, bugs, beetles and more affect your crops. Whether it’s corn, soybeans, wheat, hay or silage, 4-H crop production is for you! Read more about Crop Production
Do you want to make the earth a better place to live? It is all about the environment in this project, whether it’s plants, animals, habitats, environmental issues, saving energy, renewable resources, or recycling! You pick the topic and then learn and make a difference. Become active in your community, school, club, and home. Read more about Environment & Sustainability
From identifying trees to knowing why leaves change colors, from the tree in your front yard to an entire forest of trees, the forestry 4-H project allows you to learn in depth about trees and the environments that they live in. Forestry will introduce you to everything trees. Read more about Forestry