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Iowa 4-H Supports Youth with On the Go Learning Resources

July 20, 2020, 9:23 am | Bonnie Dalager, Cayla Taylor

Providing learning opportunities and convenience for families is a top priority for Iowa 4-H. On the Go resources are hands-on educational activities that can be done independently without access to technology, or the need to shop for special materials and supplies.

4-H County Fair Experiences Continue – Sometimes without the Fair

July 14, 2020, 2:48 pm | Debbie Nistler, Valyn Bodensteiner

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, county fair boards across the state are partnering with county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff to create safe, quality 4-H county fair experiences for youth. In some counties, that means postponing the entire fair or canceling many activities, focusing only on youth shows and moving activities to a virtual platform. Others are moving forward with some type of in-person experience for youth, though it may be limited.

2020 4-H Show Iowa to Provide Virtual Recognition of 4-H Exhibits, Events

June 30, 2020, 4:11 pm | Mitchell Hoyer, Valyn Bodensteiner

A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, will provide state level recognition to partially replace the loss of learning opportunities due to the postponement of this year’s Iowa State Fair. Included in these virtual celebrations are 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection.