Payton Sash

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Nearly 150 youth in grades 8-12 participated in the fifth annual 4-H Connect Retreat at Iowa State University and Clover Woods Camping Center. The spring retreat connects youth to 4-H while celebrating Latino, Native American, Asian, African and Asian/African American cultures.

By: Cayla Taylor and Payton Sash

Fifty Iowa 4-H members were recognized for their 2019 state 4-H project awards at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. A project area is a broad topic that 4-H members can explore on their own or with the mentorship of a 4-H leader or other caring adult.


By: Payton Sash

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

The Iowa State Fair offers more than just an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their projects; it offers exhibitors the chance to create and build lifelong friendships and connect with a community of people who believe in them.

By: Payton Sash

Videos captured by Iowa 4-H Reporters and the 360 Video team creatively document 4-H events at Iowa State Fair.

By: Clark Colby and Payton Sash

During Healthy Living Day, Iowa State Fair visitors were able to take part in a number of activities to generate interest in learning how to have fun and be healthy.

By: Laura Paulsen and Payton Sash

The International Harvester Collector’s Club Award Program recognized Iowa 4-H members for their state fair project achievements on Aug. 9. Youth whose projects advance to the Iowa State Fair have the opportunity to apply for the award program.

By: Payton Sash and Sara Nelson

Youth visiting the 4-H Exhibition Hall at the Iowa State Fair had the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities during this year’s STEM event hosted by Bayer. Events such as this keep youth interested in STEM activities and stimulate a yearning to learn why things work and to ask questions about the improbable.

By: Payton Sash and Sara Nelson