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August 14, 2019

Fayette County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, and science, mechanics & engineering.

August 14, 2019

Bill Dohrmann, formerly of Fayette and currently of Iowa City, is this year’s Fayette County Hall of Fame recipient. Bill grew up as a Hamilton Go-Getters 4-H member in Franklin county. He showed Angus, Shorthorn, and Hereford baby beef along with the South Down and Hampshire lambs. To this day, Bill shares his excitement in winning his first ever ribbon while showing his baby beef. As a 4-H'er Bill was a member of the 1959 National Livestock judging team which competed in Chicago.

July 8, 2019

Iowa State University hosted 600 youth delegates for three days last week for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “A Universe of Possibilities.” Every June, teenagers from across the state gather on the Iowa State campus for three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events and civic engagement activities.

June 25, 2019

Forty-three intermediate 4-H members from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties enjoyed 2 days as they “Screamed for Adventure” through a summer adventure trip to LeMars and Arnold’s Park. The trip was coordinated by Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator and Jaci Tweeten, Chickasaw County Youth Coordinator.

May 20, 2019

Students aren’t sure what to expect when they come into a room with a “Funeral Home” station complete with candles, flowers and a black tablecloth set up in the corner. “This is definitely not your typical lecture about dating violence,” says Rhonda Evans, Program Assistant for Parenting: It’s a Life (PIAL), a program on the Iowa State campus dedicated to educating 7th-12th grade students across Iowa about important topics that will significantly impact their lives. Students appreciate this engaging, hands-on approach to learning. Under the leadership of Parenting: It’s a Life Outreach Coordinator Jo Ann Lee, PIAL purchased and enhanced “In Their Shoes” which is a simulation developed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence that allows students to walk in the shoes of someone who is experiencing teen dating violence in an unhealthy relationship. Although the names have been changed, the stories are real. One of the characters in “In Their Shoes” is named Cara but is based on the true story of Dayna Fure who was killed by her ex-boyfriend ten days before her 18th birthday.

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