Mike Anderson

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4-H teams from Muscatine, Jackson, Story, O’Brien and Louisa counties will represent Iowa at national 4-H livestock and meats judging contests from October through January. The teams earned the privilege to represent Iowa 4-H after they received top honors in the 2016 4-H/FFA State Livestock and Meats Judging Contests.

By: Mike Anderson

A Story County team of Iowa 4-H’ers captured third place in the AKSARBEN 4-H Quiz Bowl. The event was part of the 89th AKSARBEN Stock Show & Rodeo in Omaha, Neb.

By: Mike Anderson

Three Iowa youth received third-place awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 14-19 in Los Angeles, Calif.  Eight Iowa students were awarded the opportunity to attend or participate in the international event at the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa held in March.

By: Mike Anderson and Bonnie Dalager

Thirteen Iowa 4-H members joined more than 1,000 young people from 33 states at the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7 in Denver, Colo. Iowa 4-H’ers placed in the top 10 for several events, both as teams and individuals.

By: Bonnie Dalager and Mike Anderson

Forty-seven 4-H members from four counties attended the annual Dairy Quiz Bowl held at Starmont High School on June 20 and applied their knowledge to topics ranging from dairy anatomy to types of cheese and everything in between.

By: Mike Anderson and Matthew Schroeder

The 2019 Iowa State Fair promises to be a record-breaking year for 4-H livestock entries. This year, 8,750 entries have been pre-entered by more than 2,300 Iowa 4-H exhibitors.

By: Mike Anderson and Payton Sash

Many Iowans head to the Iowa State Fair with their favorites in mind – things to do and see, new foods to try, exhibits and shows that can’t be missed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, with a reputation for helping Iowans reach their goals, is ready to assist at state fair, too.

By: Mike Anderson and Mitchell Hoyer and Billie Koester

The Delaware County 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team recently represented Iowa, earning third place in the North American Invitational. This Delaware County team is only the sixth Iowa team to earn third place or higher in the 38 years Iowa has competed.

By: Mike Anderson

The Iowa State Fairgrounds will host a Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer, following the postponement of the 2020 Iowa State Fair. The revised schedule for 4-H livestock shows will be spread out over three weeks and held Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

By: Valyn Bodensteiner and Debbie Nistler and Mike Anderson

Thirty-eight individuals from nine counties competed in the 2020 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Ames. This year’s contest included only a senior age division due to COVID-19 and safety precautions.

By: Mike Anderson