The 11th annual Crop Scouting Competition for Iowa Youth will be held July 26 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory in Boone, Iowa, at 1928 240th St. The in-person event is presented by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program.
Iowa 4-H members participated in virtual interviews for the annual State 4-H Recognition Day on March 27. The 2021 award winners are listed by county on the Iowa 4-H website.
The 2021 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, “Quest to Be Your Best,” will take place June 29-July 1. Approximately 500 teens are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for speakers, educational workshops, cultural exploration and service learning.
Specially equipped trailers provided by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer a mobile opportunity for conservation lessons.
In partnership with the Iowa Education Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, State 4-H Council members worked together to prepare and sew nine tactile blankets for Iowa youth who are blind or visually impaired.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development will launch Gardening to Give, a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities, on March 15. Registered participants receive educational resources monthly during this eight-month, immersive learning experience.
Iowa extension council members and youth in grades 8-12 can get an inside look at the legislative process, meet key legislators and hear from World Food Prize Foundation staff virtually at Iowa Legislative Insider on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 8:30–10:45 a.m.
When Iowa’s State 4-H Council members began their statewide food drive, their original goal was to collect 10,000 nonperishable food items. However, Iowans across the state helped the group more than double their goal by collecting and donating 21,771 food items in seven weeks. The food items will be donated to local food pantries, churches and places in need during this holiday season.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development invites teens interested in addressing community health improvements to attend the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit, Feb.12-15, 2021. Participants should register by Jan. 18 to secure a spot.
There is no denying the pandemic has placed additional stress on schools across Iowa. Extension councils can play a key role in helping local schools by supporting the adoption of a 4-H program called SWITCH (School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health).