Iowa 4-H Youth Win International Harvester Awards at the 2022 Iowa State Fair


August 24, 2022, 2:47 pm | Elizabeth Settles Huffman, Sara Nelson

4-H youth with International Harvester Collector’s Club Awards.AMES, Iowa - The International Harvester Collector’s Club Award Program recognized Iowa 4-H members for their state fair project achievements on Aug. 14 at the Iowa State Fair.

All Iowa State Fair 4-H participants with exhibits associated with the International Harvester brand family qualify for this additional award sponsored by the IH Collector's Club. Youth participants who applied provided information related to their project goals, processes, problem-solving, expenses and learning opportunities.

"We want to thank the Iowa International Harvester Collector's Club Chapter 5 for sponsoring this award program. We greatly appreciate their support of this 4-H program,” said Sara Nelson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H STEM program specialist.

Along with public recognition at the 2022 IH Awards Ceremony, winning 4-H members also receive a one-year membership to IH Collector’s Club Chapter 5, an invitation to share their exhibit at a chapter club meeting or the Farm Progress Show, and a monetary award. While exhibits in every class are eligible for IH awards, tractor restoration is a favorite of 4-H members.

“The IH award-winning projects are truly amazing this year. I am always in awe of the skill and level of detail these youth projects exhibit,” Nelson said.

For many, 4-H exhibits at the Iowa State Fair and county fairs across Iowa represent the time invested by young people learning in partnership with caring adults. Volunteers, families and partners all work together to provide an encouraging and supportive environment for 4-H members to learn and explore their interests.

For more information on the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program or how to apply for the International Harvester Collector’s Club Award, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office or visit the Iowa 4-H website at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h.

Shareable photo and caption: Iowa 4-H members received awards from the International Harvester Collector’s Club at the Iowa State Fair.

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