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Over 3,100 static 4-H exhibits created by 2,332 youth exhibitors were displayed in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Each exhibit is an outgrowth of year-long project area work done by the 4-H member.
Over 3,200 static 4-H exhibits created by 2,372 youth exhibitors were displayed in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2023 Iowa State Fair. Youth showcased cumulative learning projects in agriculture and natural resources; food and nutrition; home improvement; consumer management; child development; science, engineering and technology; visual arts; photography; personal development; clothing and fashion; and sewing and needle arts.
Over 750 youth from 95 counties participated in the 2023 Iowa State Fair 4-H communications events. Youth had the opportunity to show in the educational presentations, working exhibits, Share-the-Fun, extemporaneous speaking or communications posters categories.
To Dee Ann Bierstedt, 4-H is all about family. She has been involved for over 74 years as a 4-H member, parent, club leader, building superintendent and fair judge. In 2023 Bierstedt, her daughter and granddaughter judged the 4-H visual arts area together at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H youth are learning from three generations of judges, one exhibit at a time.