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It is now time to enroll for the 4-H year!  For those planning to show at the Dallas County Fair in July 2024, the deadline to enroll is May 15 for all re-enrolling members to have fees paid and re-enrolled through 4HOnline.  

New members are welcome to join at any time. 

Ag Instructing Youth

Important considerations for farm owners and workers engaged in agritourism

Snowfall on Daffodils

A warm February is causing concern for Iowans with gardens and outdoor plants

Wapello Youth

AMES, Iowa -- Although they knew they couldn’t solve the world’s energy problems, Louisa County 4-H club youth at Wapello Elementary School wanted to make a difference in their community. So, in 2022, as they competed in FIRST LEGO League, they took on a local energy challenge: Could installing solar panels help their school use less coal-generated electricity and save money?

Agronomy in the Field

Participants will learn about conservation opportunities on Iowa farmland and network with other landowners

Beef Cattle on a Pasture

Pasture leases have some similarities to crop leases, but also important differences

Real Impact

Real Impact 2023 Report

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has released Real Impact 2023 Report. This brief report shares a few examples of ISU Extension and Outreach creating real impact in Iowa, including these:

Jody Larson

AMES, Iowa – Jody Larson will serve as director of Iowa State University Conference Planning and Management beginning Feb. 26. She has been serving as CPM interim director since November 2022.

Relay Cropping

Participants will explore 'sustainable intensification' on Iowa's landscape