Haley Jones

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Thirty-nine young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties as they begin their 2018-2019 terms on State 4-H Council.

By: Haley Jones

4-H Global Citizenship Day is a cultural exploration set for Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Iowa State Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The public is invited to share in this global experience consisting of cultural performances, service learning and interactive booths.

By: Haley Jones

Nearly 60 middle school youth representing nine schools across six Iowa counties met at Upper Iowa University on Nov. 16 to pilot the leadership and civic engagement experience, “Youth Voice in Action.”

By: Haley Jones and Laura Liechty and Kendra Crooks

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 of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events and civic engagement activities.

By: Haley Jones

t’s not every day that Iowa teenagers can talk one-on-one with their state legislators. That’s one of the reasons 128 4-H youth from across Iowa participated in the Iowa Extension Council Association and 4-H Legislative Day.

By: Haley Jones and Cayla Taylor

Iowa 4-H Youth Development has launched Gardening to Give — a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities. Gardening to Give is a six-month, immersive learning experience in gardening with educational resources shared weekly with registered participants.

By: Haley Jones and Cayla Taylor

Forty Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. These young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties.

By: Haley Jones

Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. The goal is to reach 10,000 donated food items through the end of the drive.

By: Haley Jones

After 25 weeks of engaging families in gardening for others, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development wrapped up the Gardening to Give program on Oct. 30.

By: Haley Jones