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O’Brien County Sweeps Iowa 4-H Youth Meat Judging Contest

September 21, 2022, 1:16 pm | Amy Powell, Elizabeth Settles Huffman

Youth teams from O’Brien County won the senior and junior divisions of the 2022 state 4-H meat judging contest at Iowa State University. The ISU animal science department held the contest to determine Iowa’s representative in the National 4-H Contest at the American Royal in Kansas City.

Iowa 4-H Youth Displayed Projects at the 2022 Iowa State Fair

September 16, 2022, 10:30 am | Elizabeth Settles Huffman, Gail Castilo

Over 3,100 static 4-H exhibits created by 2,332 youth exhibitors were displayed in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Each exhibit is an outgrowth of year-long project area work done by the 4-H member.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings Offered This Fall

September 12, 2022, 2:24 pm | David Brown, Demi Johnson

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to strengthen rural communities and support youth during the new school year. This program provides adults with tools they can use to identify when a youth (ages 6-18) in their life might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

40 Iowa Youth Begin New Terms on State 4-H Council

September 6, 2022, 9:46 am | Angie Dougherty

Forty Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. These young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties this year. Widens Kids’ Access to Computer Science Education by Awarding $5 Million to National 4-H Council

September 1, 2022, 10:33 am |

With funding from, 4-H will increase the reach of the Computer Science Career Pathways program for students from rural and under-resourced communities who have had minimal computer science education. The new grant will help teach young people through Cooperative Extension’s in-person 4-H programs and online resources.