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Iowa 4-H Youth Display Projects at the 2023 Iowa State Fair

September 8, 2023, 8:47 am | Sydney Peterson, Gail Castillo

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.  

Iowa 4-H Featured in Plant the Moon Online Symposium

July 25, 2023, 1:20 pm | Sydney Peterson, Sara Nelson, Maya Hayslett

A team of Chariton elementary-school students' report was selected to be featured in the 2023-2024 Plant the Moon Challenge closing online symposium seen by groups from around the world. Iowa 4-H Youth Development and partners supported 22 youth teams to participate in this year's challenge.

State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Celebrates 66 Years

March 8, 2023, 2:16 pm | Alexa Groff, Sydney Peterson

Junior and senior high-school students from across the state are gearing up to compete for prizes, awards and scholarships during the upcoming State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa on March 30-31. The event is the largest STEM competition for youth in grades 6-12 and will be hosted in person at Iowa State University.

4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM Performance Receives 2022 Governor’s STEM Seal of Approval

January 20, 2023, 9:55 am | Sara Nelson, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

The 4-H Nutcracker Ballet + STEM program received the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Seal of Approval in December 2022. This recognition indicates that a program or event officially advances one of the most progressive state STEM initiatives in the country. In 2022 over 2,000 youth registered for the in-person or livestreamed experience.

Iowa Youth Experiment with Growing Crops on the Moon

October 6, 2022, 11:15 am | Maya Hayslett, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Iowa youth will participate in a global research effort to grow crops on the moon thanks to collaboration between the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, Iowa 4-H and the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management Program.