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Calling all Iowa 4-H Alumni: Alumni 4-Her’s Got Talent!
A Share-the-Fun competition for all past 4-H’ers!

Former Iowa 4-Her’s are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Alumni Share-the-Fun competition, Alumni 4-H’ers Got Talent! On the evening of Thursday, August 13th, 2009, former 4-H’ers from across the state will perform a variety of acts on the Main Stage of the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair. We’re looking for talent in all ages, shapes, and forms, to apply today! As long as one member is a former 4-Her, anything goes! A committee will review the applications, due July 20th, 2009 and select a variety of performers. To apply go to:

2009 4-H Research Studies
Last month we announced the updates to the 4-H research. The national longitudinal study of the Positive Development of Youth called Waves of the Future is now available online. Find out how 4-H is making a difference across the nation. To view the study check out:

The Clover Corolla is ready to hit the road!

If you would like to see the Clover Corolla at your community event or county fair, contact or To view the Clover Corolla check out:

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