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Updated: 2016-10-23T22:15:50Z


Iowa 4-H’ers Place in AKSARBEN 4-H Quiz Bowl


A Story County team of Iowa 4-H’ers captured third place in the AKSARBEN 4-H Quiz Bowl. The event was part of the 89th AKSARBEN Stock Show & Rodeo in Omaha, Neb.

OMAHA, Neb. – A team of Iowa 4-H’ers captured third place in the AKSARBEN 4-H Quiz Bowl. The Sept. 24 event was part of the 89th AKSARBEN Stock Show & Rodeo in Omaha, Neb. Competing teams demonstrated their knowledge about nutrition, health, genetics, production, current industry issues or management areas related to beef, swine, meat goat and sheep.

Iowa’s Story County team A, the third place recipient, included team members Jake Sterle, Nicole Dewell, Dana Edelman and Avery Mather. They were coached by Jerilyn Hergenreder.

Two additional Iowa teams participated in the quiz bowl. Story County team B included Jackson Sterle, Jordan Rydl and Connor Finch, also coached by Jerilyn Hergenreder. The Franklin County team included Jaiden Shahan, Jacob Fjeld, Mikayla Fjeld, Jenna Shahan and Justine Jordahl, coached by Jackie Dohlman.

“4-H livestock quiz bowl competitions allow youth to showcase their expertise in the fields of nutrition, selection, reproduction and other animal management practices. It’s great to see them apply the knowledge that they learn throughout their 4-H experience,” said Mike Anderson, 4-H youth program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Other teams represented in the contest were from Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina and Oklahoma.

4-H’ers Compete in State 4-H Livestock, Meats Judging Contests


4-H teams from Muscatine, Jackson, Story, O’Brien and Louisa counties will represent Iowa at national 4-H livestock and meats judging contests from October through January. The teams earned the privilege to represent Iowa 4-H after they received top honors in the 2016 4-H/FFA State Livestock and Meats Judging Contests.


Iowa Teams Place First, Second in 2016 Regional Crop Scouting Competition


The top two teams of youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana state crop scouting competitions competed in the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on Aug. 31 in Boone, Iowa. Both Iowa teams, Clayton County and Kuhlmann Seed, placed first and second at the regional competition.


17 Youth Get Top Awards at 2016 4-H Awardrobe


Seventeen Iowa youth received top awards during the 2016 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event Aug. 11-12 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.


Iowa State University Student Designs Scavenger Hunt for Urban Farm


An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to  create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health.


Youth Show Skills in 2016 Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge


The Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge invited youth from across Iowa to show their robot designing and programming skills during the 2016 Iowa State Fair.


4-H’ers Learn about the STEM of NASCAR


Iowa 4-H gives young people all kinds of opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering and math – including behind the scenes of NASCAR racing.This summer youth from Clay, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Story and Winneshiek counties got an inside view of NASCAR during a special 4-H STEM event at the Iowa Speedway.


Look for ISU Extension and Outreach at 2016 Iowa State Fair


Visitors to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11–21, can find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connections throughout the fairgrounds.


Two Iowans Represent ISU Extension and Outreach in ‘Your Beautiful Adventure’ at Iowa State Fair


Mary Giese and Evan Fritz are among 20 Iowans representing the colleges and units of Iowa State University who will have their portraits painted during the Iowa State Fair. The portraits are part of “Your Beautiful Adventure,” the university’s exhibit in the Varied Industries Building.


Experts, Public and Youth Encouraged to Enter ISU Weed Identification Contest at Iowa State Fair


The longstanding annual Weed Identification Contest will take place once again this year at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. in front of the John Deere Agriculture Building.