Youth from Iowa recently competed in an educational contest offered by Integrated Pest Management and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
A tree photo challenge offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach invites Iowans to get outside and snap pictures of themselves with as many varieties of trees as they can.
Fifty Iowa 4-H members have been awarded 2020 state 4-H project area awards following the statewide recognition process, which was held virtually this year.
As a result of the program’s success and continued need, more Mindful Teen workshops will be offered in the fall and winter. Iowa 4-H Youth Development also is seeking young people interested in co-leading the workshop series with their peers. Facilitator training will be held virtually in August.
To highlight the importance of youth in agriculture, Fareway has partnered with Iowa 4-H and FFA to wrap a semi-trailer promoting the two youth development organizations. The semi-trailer will be showcased at select locations in Iowa, before permanently hitting the road later this summer.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office in Clarinda in honor of Jessie Field Shambaugh, the former school superintendent from Page County and longtime Iowa educator known to many as the "Mother of 4-H."
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.