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
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.
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!
Do you like being outdoors? You can become the ultimate explorer by designing your own outdoor adventure! Choose from backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing or hiking or create your own adventure in the outdoors.
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
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!
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.