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Youth Plan for Action at Multi-County 4-H Summit

November 6, 2023, 2:54 pm | Sydney Peterson, Angie Dougherty

Young people can lead action in their communities. That was the message of Youth Voice in Action, a day-long 4-H summit at Upper Iowa University led by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county and state youth outreach staff on Sept. 28.

Iowa 4-H Receives $750,000 to Expand College and Career Readiness Opportunities in Agriculture

November 6, 2023, 9:36 am | Sydney Peterson, Cayla Taylor, Kerry Aistrope

The Iowa 4-H Agri'CY'ence Academy has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to carry out a four-year project with youth in West Pottawattamie County. The academy is intended for youth in grades 7-12 to engage in scientific research and explore career pathways in highly technical agricultural fields of study.

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.