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It's time for all 100 4-H counties in Iowa to show the nation why Iowa 4-H is #1! We want to see you at the 4-H pig show, you washing your cow, you cooking in the kitchen for your food and nutrition project! We want camp, 4-H friends, and county fair selfies! Share with us YOUR 4-H story with a selfie and use the hashtag #4HSelfie! Share your selfies with us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram or email and we will share our favorites! Share with us your 4-H Selfie... and we'll show the nation why Iowa is the #1 place for 4-H!

Staff Spotlight - Carter Collins, Marketing Intern

For Carter, 4-H was something he couldn't wait to do...until his best friend Spencer, left, was old enough to join. This means Carter didn't join Iowa 4-H until the fifth grade. "Looking back it was a really strange reason for me not to join," Carter said when looking back on his reasoning. "My sister was in an all girls club, my best friend was younger, and I was just so scared of starting this thing called 4-H all on my own." Even missing an entire year didn't hold him back from taking full advantage of Iowa 4-H. Carter went on numerous trips through 4-H including one to Chicago with students across the state, he participated in every 4-H and extension council locally, and went on to become the Top 4-H'er of Franklin County in 2011. Besides 4-H leaders and extension staff Carter said one of his biggest influences in 4-H was his mom. "She was not a 4-H member, but when my sister join it didn't take long for her to become a firm believ