4-H at the Iowa State Fair

Quick Reference for 4-H at the Iowa State Fair - August 9-19


Static Exhibits and Communication

General Iowa State Fair Information

Volunteer and Employment Info

The 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair is made possible through volunteers and hired youth staff. ALL volunteers, staff, council members, and groups looking to serve will use the link below to apply on-line or the MS Word document next to the position you desire.

Interns 2018

Meet the 2018 State Fair 4-H Interns

Hi there! My name is Rebecca Ahrendsen (right photo) and I am a junior at Iowa State University. I will be serving as the State Fair Communications Events Program Assistant. I’m majoring in Agricultural & Life Sciences Education- Communications Option with a minor in Agronomy. Throughout my time at Iowa State, I have enjoyed participating in several collegiate clubs and activities. Joining Block & Bridle, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, and Alpha Delta Pi have truly helped to shape my adventure at Iowa State. As for a little bit more about my prior experiences, I am originally from Clarence, Iowa and have grown up on my family’s century-old grain and livestock operation. My 4-H roots run deep in Jones County as I participated nine years as an Olin 4-H Club member. 4-H has provided me with the a wide array of opportunities and even more specifically, I was able to serve on the local County Council, attend the State 4-H Conference, and most importantly develop multifaceted abilities. I am so grateful to utilize this experience as a way to give back to an organization that has done so much for myself. I truly value all that the 4-H organization has to offer and cannot wait to assist all of those who are progressing in their personal 4-H journey!

Hello! My name is Brianna Wilkey (left photo) and this summer I will be serving as the State Fair Building Program Assistant. I just completed my sophomore year at Iowa State, majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Agricultural Communications. Since coming to Iowa State, I have joined several organizations on campus such as Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture sorority, as well as joined the rodeo club and Iowa State’s collegiate rodeo team. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Ames thus far, and am excited to be here for this summer now as well! I may be an Iowa State Cowgirl now, but before that I was Illinois 4-Her! I grew up about an hour and a half south of Chicago and primarily focused on horses, however, I was lucky enough to show hogs and rabbits, as well as submitting sewing projects yearly. Being a 4-H member has pushed me and shaped me into the person I am today and I am forever thankful that it pointed me to the agriculture industry: through 4-H, I fostered my passion for equine and it was even the starting point for my previous job training horses (so being in an air-conditioned office instead of the barn this summer will be a bit strange for me). The 4-H program also gave me terrific leadership responsibilities, serving as treasurer and secretary for my club throughout my time in 4-H, experiences I used here at ISU serving as treasurer and president for my dorm. With all that being said, I am so happy to be able to be a part of this organization once again and work with individuals who share the same enthusiasm for 4-H.