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Region 15 Enjoys Opportunity at Camp!

I received an email late last week about a trip Region 15 (Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, and Washington Counties) just returned from. Tricia Stouder from ISU Extension and Outreach in Region 15 sent an e-mail to share with us about the recent trip that their group made out to the Iowa 4-H Center. 66 kids, 2 adults, and one staff member were able to make a trip to the Iowa 4-H Center for camp during the month of June. The kids stayed busy with many activities including crafts and learning campfire songs. We can tell by the pictures that this group stayed very busy during their visit. Region 15 campers were able to make the trip to camp thanks to a transportation grant that they received from the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The Iowa 4-H Foundation is happy to provide funding opportunities, such as this, for Iowa 4-H’ers. We would like to thank Tricia for sending us pictures of their trip for us to share. We are very happy to see that they enjoyed their stay at the Iowa 4-H Center!  

10 Reasons to LOVE Iowa 4-H

10. Fair Time We look forward to county fairs as well as the state fair here in Iowa. Fried food on a stick, animals, contests, rides, and so much more, it’s hard to go wrong with fair time in Iowa. Why do 4-H members love fair time? They get to show off all of the projects that they have been working on all year and meet 4-H'ers across the state! 9. Make the Best Better Iowa 4-H believes in making the best better. Iowa 4-H program provides the opportunity for 4-H members to showcase their skills as well as develop new skills that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. Did you know that 4-H'ers are 25% more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities? 8. Learn By Doing The best way to learn is to learn by doing. By providing hands-on experiences, 4-H members have the freedom to take their ideas and to create their own learning path with volunteers, experienced staff and experts. 4-H'ers engage in hands-on learning activities in ar

Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards 2013 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

            The Iowa 4-H Foundation recently awarded 77 college scholarships valued at $61,500.   Fifty-nine of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 9, at the Extension 4-H Youth Building on the campus of Iowa State University. A total of 19 DuPont Pioneer Community College 4-H Scholarships valued at $9,500 and 40 4-H Scholarships from many generous donors valued at an astounding $34,000 were awarded. The 59 scholarship recipients were 4-H’ers from across the state, with 35 counties represented. These Iowa 4-H individuals will be attending an accredited university, college, or community college in the state of Iowa in the fall of 2013. Below are this year’s 59 4-H Scholarships in alphabetic order by county in which the recipient participated in 4-H. The remaining 18 4-H scholarships were awarded by Hills Bank and Trust Company who gave a $1,000 leadership grant to Iowa students who completed a 4-H leadership program during their senior year of high school. These schol

2013 4-H Leadership Grant Program Recipients

Eighteen 4-H scholarships have been awarded by Hills Bank and Trust Co. The company gave $1,000 leadership grants to Iowa students who completed a 4-H leadership program during their senior year of high school. These scholars were selected during their junior year of high school and were recognized upon completing the program earlier this year. Each of these Iowa youth will be attending an accredited Iowa university, college or community college in fall 2013. The Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded 77 college scholarships this scholarship season valued at $61,500, including the 18 scholarships awarded by Hills Bank and Trust Co. Leadership Grant Program. To find more information about the Hills Bank and Trust Leadership Grant Program and all Iowa 4-H Scholarships, visit the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, . Congratulations to our 2013 Hills Bank and Trust Co. Leadership Grant Recipients! ·          Benton County 4-H’er N