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Updated: 2017-03-26T06:21:37Z

 



Five Iowa Youth Head to 2017 National 4-H Conference

2017-03-22T15:19:07Z

Joy Westercamp, Van Buren County; Scott Magnuson, Worth County; Zachary Mass, Mills County; Jessica Bigelow, Polk County; and Landra Reece, Boone County, will represent the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program at National 4-H Conference.AMES, Iowa – Five 4-H youth have been selected to represent Iowa at the National 4-H Conference March 25-30 in Washington, D.C. Joy Westercamp, Van Buren County; Scott Magnuson, Worth County; Zachary Mass, Mills County; Jessica Bigelow, Polk County; and Landra Reece, Boone County, will represent the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program during this national working conference, said Bonnie Dalager, a program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.   Sponsoring the 4-H’ers’ trip to the nation’s capital are David and Valerie Pace, the IBM Corporation and the Iowa Department of Agriculture.   Cherry Sandeen, an ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H youth field specialist, will serve as the youths’ chaperone. ISU Extension and Outreach sends delegates to the National 4-H Conference each year; youth are eligible to attend once. Delegates must submit an application and interview at State 4-H Recognition Day for the opportunity to attend the conference. “The National 4-H Conference is an amazing educational opportunity for Iowa 4-H'ers. Delegates are selected on their experience and skills in leadership, citizenship and communication,” Dalager said.   “Youth delegates engage in supporting and advocating for the 4-H Youth Development program in their communities and while on the trip with representatives and senators on Capitol Hill. At this national event, they will work with teams of youth from around the country to identify and share solutions to current issues affecting young people today,” Dalager said. “Their solutions are presented to groups of government officials, members of national associations and with stakeholders. The long-term goal is that these young people will continue to share the knowledge and skills they’ve gained with their peers and with leaders in their own communities when they return home.” Van Buren County 4-H’er Joy Westercamp, 17, is the daughter of Steven and Christine Westercamp. An eight-year 4-H member, she has participated in beekeeping, rabbit, communications, food and nutrition, and swine projects. She has served as a state 4-H council member, has won state project area awards and local leadership awards, and has served as her club’s treasurer, secretary and president.   Worth County 4-H’er Scott Magnuson, 17, is a nine-year 4-H member. He has participated in communications, visual arts, photography and woodworking projects. He has served as his club’s reporter, secretary, vice president and president. He has also won a state project area award in communications and has served on his county 4-H council.   Mills County 4-H’er Zachary Mass, 18, is the son of Nathan and Sandra Mass. A nine-year 4-H member, he has participated in beef, STEM, food and nutrition, citizenship and leadership projects. He has served as the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter and activities director of his 4-H club. He also has won leadership awards, citizenship awards and has served on the state 4-H council.   Polk County 4-H’er Jessica Bigelow, 18, is the daughter of Bill and Jo Ellen Bigelow. A nine-year 4-H member, she has participated in communication, sewing, consumer management and home improvement projects. She has served as president, treasurer, reporter, secretary and community service chairman of her 4-H club. She also has served as a youth trustee on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board, and has won state project area awards in communications and sewing.   Boone County 4-H’er Landra Reece, 17, is the daughter of Robyn and Tim Reece. An eight-year 4-H member, she has participated in citizenship, leadership, environment and sustainability, safety education in shootin[...]



Find 4-H Clubs with Online Map

2017-03-20T09:16:02Z

Iowa families have a new way to find a 4-H club. By clicking on the 4-H section of their Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county website and then the “Join 4-H” link, they can see an interactive map that shows all the 4-H clubs in their county.

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Registration Open for Summer Camps Offered through Iowa 4-H Program

2017-03-17T09:17:59Z

Several themed 4-H summer camps for youth grades 4-12 will give youth the opportunity to meet other students from around the state who share their interests, while experiencing a high quality educational program.

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Kress Accepts Position at The Ohio State University

2017-03-07T09:23:06Z

Cathann Arceneaux Kress, Iowa State University vice president for extension and outreach, has accepted a position at The Ohio State University effective May 1.

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Youth Practice Design Thinking with FLEx and Photography

2017-01-11T15:23:54Z

The College of Design, the College of Engineering and ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development are engaging young Iowans with design and STEM. Kids have all kinds of opportunities to imagine themselves as designers and scientists, and explore careers.

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2016 Youth Fest Awards Announced

2016-12-21T09:59:36Z

Staff awards were presented at the 2016 Youth Fest, the Iowa 4-H staff annual statewide professional development meeting in Ames.

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Create Mini-Aquaponics System for Growing Fresh Produce

2016-12-05T12:21:36Z

Traditional gardens require planting in the spring and attention in the summer before yielding a harvest. But gardening in January? It’s possible through aquaponics. Learn how at a workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Youth Represent Iowa at 2016 National 4-H Congress

2016-11-28T09:54:42Z

Eighteen Iowa 4-H’ers were selected to  represent Iowa as delegates to the 2016 National 4-H Congress Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Juntos 4-H Club in Muscatine County Encourages Higher Education

2016-11-09T11:32:48Z

Over the past two years Muscatine County has developed a Latino 4-H Club called Juntos, which means together. The club is focused on encouraging higher education and increasing leadership and team building skills in youth.

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Cedar Rapids Youth Discover Drones for 4-H National Youth Science Day

2016-11-10T13:25:03Z

Flying plastic foam planes with attached cameras helped some Cedar Rapids middle schoolers experience what drones can do. The students were participating in the 4-H National Youth Science Drone Discovery Day.

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