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Updated: 2017-05-24T21:32:50Z

 



Iowa Youth Invited to Iowa State University for Conference

2017-05-18T15:32:44Z

Approximately 1,000 teens are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus for three days this summer to investigate their passions and interests, career opportunities, what 4-H offers and what it's like to go to college.

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Iowa Youth Explored Culture and Interests during Maize Retreat

2017-05-03T16:56:59Z

Nearly 150 youth in grades 8-12 participated in the third annual Maize retreat April 21-23. Maize is a culturally based youth leadership accelerator program coordinated by Iowa 4-H Youth Development.

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Iowa 4-H Clover Kids Celebrates 20 Years of Educational Programming

2017-04-21T10:20:18Z

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating 20 years of providing Clover Kids programs to children and youth statewide. Iowa 4-H Clover Kids reaches more than 9,000 Iowa youth in kindergarten through third grade.

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Story County 4-H FIRST Robotics Team to Compete at World Championships

2017-05-23T16:01:43Z

Story County 4-H Team Neutrino competed at the North Star FIRST Robotics Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 5-8, 2017. After 80 qualification matches, the team was ranked second, and finished in elimination matches as semifinalists, but took an even bigger reward home.

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Youth Applicants Sought for Iowa 4-H Reporters Program

2017-04-18T13:22:45Z

Youth can apply now for a new statewide 4-H opportunity, the Iowa 4-H Reporters program. Up to 16 youth will be selected to serve on one of four teams, each mentored by media and marketing professionals.

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State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa Announces Award, Prize, Scholarship Recipients

2017-04-14T14:33:10Z

More than 200 students competed for prizes, awards and scholarships during the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa for junior and senior high students, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

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Andrea Nelson Named ISU Extension and Outreach Region 13 Director

2017-04-14T14:24:21Z

Andrea Nelson has accepted the position of regional director for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Region 13 serving Dallas, Polk, Madison and Warren counties effective May 1.

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Iowa 4-H Serves Changing Needs of Iowa Youth

2017-04-12T15:51:53Z

Iowa 4-H is committed to serving all Iowa youth. That’s a tall claim, but one Iowa 4-H has been fulfilling for nearly 120 years as the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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ISU Extension and Outreach Honors Land Grant Legacy April 17-22

2017-04-20T09:07:03Z

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22. Iowa’s 100 county extension and outreach offices will host activities throughout the week sharing the legacy and demonstrating how ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.AMES, Iowa – Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22. Iowa’s 100 county extension and outreach offices will host activities throughout the week sharing the legacy and demonstrating how ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa. A legacy from Lincoln Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy began in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act. Iowa was the first state to accept the terms of the act, which provided a grant of federal land to fund a university for the people. In Iowa that land-grant university is Iowa State. “To continue to grow our democracy, our nation needed to provide access to education about agriculture and the mechanical sciences – what we now call engineering – and other practical pursuits,” said John Lawrence, acting vice president for extension and outreach. “People may think the land that the federal government gave to the state of Iowa is the land in Ames that the university is built upon. But it’s not,” Lawrence added. Iowa’s land grant came from the western part of the state, which had not yet been opened for settlement when the Morrill Act was passed. The federal government granted the state of Iowa more than 200,000 acres of land to lease or sell to fund Iowa State University. “About four years ago we started identifying the original parcels and the current landowners. We are the first state to do so,” Lawrence said. ISU Extension and Outreach developed a website, www.landgrant.iastate.edu, describing the Land Grant Legacy project. It includes a map showing the locations of the land grant parcels. Landowners may explore the website and the map to discover their connection to the Land Grant Legacy. Stories of land and people There’s more to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy than the actual acres that were granted. The legacy also includes the stories of the land and the people. Over the next year, ISU Extension and Outreach will be reaching out to discover more connections to the land grant legacy throughout the university, among state leaders and with Iowans across the state. “We want to share the legacy of the land and the people who helped to build Iowa State University and the state of Iowa,” Lawrence said. More than 1 million benefit ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs cover the entire life span, from Iowa’s youngest to oldest residents. More than 1 million people directly benefit from ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs each year. Extension education online reaches more than 4 million. ISU Extension and Outreach is part of the federal Cooperative Extension Service — a network of more than 100 land-grant institutions, including Iowa State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture serving communities and counties across the United States. Every county in Iowa has an elected extension council that decides how to support ISU Extension and Outreach educational programs at the county level. For more information about ISU Extension and Outreach, visit www.extension.iastate.edu or contact any extension office.  [...]



4-H Maize Retreat Strengthens Youth Leadership

2017-03-29T14:00:15Z

Just like corn in Iowa, Latino and Native American youth can grow tall and strong. That’s the message of Maize, a culturally-based youth leadership accelerator from Iowa 4-H Youth Development. The third annual Maize retreat is April 21-23 for youth in grades 9-12.

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