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
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 Agronomy
This page contains videos explaining how to prepare vegetables for showcasing at the fair. Read more about Preparing Vegetables for the Fair
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.
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.
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 Project Area
Horticulture is the science, business and art of growing and marketing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. It’s unique among plant sciences because it not only involves science and technology, but it also incorporates art and design principles. Read more about Horticulture
Entomology is the study of insects and all six-legged creatures. Getting to know insects can be a fun way to get outside and see what is there. There are insects everywhere on Earth, even in the coldest Arctic!
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
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