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Showing posts from October, 2013


The holiday season is right away the corner; a time for family, celebration, giving thanks and gift giving. During the holiday season, we would like to give thanks. Thank you to all of our 4-H supporters, 4-H members, 4-H volunteers and 4-H staff for helping us “Make the Best Better” for Iowa 4-H year-round. The beginning of the holiday season is quickly approaching… Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday….but have you heard about the latest day to celebrate, #GivingTuesday? What is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smar

Former 4-H'er Takes Experiences To Heart

Does a 4-H member forget 4-H experiences? Does a 4-H member forget what they learned throughout their time as a member? Or does 4-H stay in an alumni's heart forever?  We thought we would find out asking former 4-H member, Nikki Seehusen of Pocahontas County. Q: What are the HIGHLIGHTS of your 4-H experience? A: I was a nine-year 4-H member of the Guys & Gals of Grant 4-H Club in Pocahontas County.  Every year I took static and livestock (sheep and cattle) exhibits to the fair.  I did educational presentations and working exhibits as well.  I was fortunate enough to have some of my exhibits and presentations advance on to the Iowa State Fair.  There were numerous committees I was involved in at a 4-H'er and I held many offices in my 4-H club and for the Pocahontas County 4-H Council.  In 2009, I competed in the Pocahontas County Fair Queen Pageant and was honored to be crowned queen and represent my county at the State Fair. Q: What does 4-H mean to you?

National 4-H Week

Being green is actually not that hard, especially when it is National 4-H Week! But do you need help on coming up with ideas to celebrate 4-H? Well we are here to help! The purpose of the 4-H Program is to highlight the program’s success and most importantly the youth that are involved in it.  Each year, during National 4-H Week, the local and county 4-H clubs/groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership in 4-H through activities and events at the local and county level.  The Iowa 4-H Foundation joins the rest of the nation to celebrate the organization and youth we love so much.  National 4-H Week is October 6 through the 12, 2013! Show off your 4-H pride and join the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s mission to turn Facebook 4-H Green for a week! Take the picture below and download it as your profile picture on any of your social media pages, especially Facebook! Who  doesn't  love green? Help turn Facebook 4-H green during Natio