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Foundation Gets A New Look Online
4-H Supporters Start Your Engines!
"Nothing Compares" To Supporting 4-H
Exposure You Can't Buy
Foundation Interns: The Next Chapter
My 4-H Stories

Foundation Gets a New Look Online

 Foundation WebsiteThe Iowa 4-H Foundation unveiled a new, user-friendly website. Featuring the best giving options to fit your needs. Here's a sneak peak:

Recognition- Showcases Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame and National 4-H Hall of Fame recipients and their stories. You can recognize these individuals by leaving a comment or making a tribute in their honor.

Ways to Give - Identify the giving options that best suits your financial situation interests, whether it's the 4-H program, opportunity, camp or county of your choice.  

Events - Stay connected with the Foundation's upcoming events, two golf tournaments and Iowa State Fair activities. Catch all the details and even register online.

The website has many other new features you won't want to miss. Check it out today!  

Read the press release.

4-H Homepage
Funding Opportunities for Iowa's Youth
4-H Supporters Start Your Engines!

2005 MINI CooperAre you in need of a new car and also want to help 4-H members? Here is your chance! At the beginning of May, Wil and Marjorie Groves donated a 2005 Chili Red, MINI Cooper Convertible to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, to in turn sell and raise money for 4-H. If your interested in buying, submit your bid by Friday, May 27, 2011. The highest bid at 5pm CST will purchase the vehicle.

Click here to find out more!

"Nothing Compares" To Supporting 4-H

Stitch This"Nothing Compares" is the 2011 Iowa State Fair theme. How does this slogan tie to the people who support 4-H?


 "Nothing Compares" to the amount of support donors have for the Iowa 4-H program. "Nothing Compares" to the happiness 4-H supporters bring to 4-H members who are able to participate in projects that interest them. "Nothing Compares" to the number of opportunities 4-H members have to get involved at their club, county, and state level because of donor support.  


This year at the Iowa State Fair, Iowa 4-H will be hosting four competitive events 4-H members can participate in. These events are: Stitch This!, Cook This!, the Iowa 4-H Film Festival, and the Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge. The Iowa 4-H Foundation is still seeking sponsorships for the Stitch This! and Cook This! events. If you would like to be a sponsor, or provide an in-kind donation for these events, please contact Shelly Greving at or call (515) 294-1607.

We all know "Nothing Compares" to Iowa 4-H's effort to provide opportunities for all of Iowa's youth! Thank you for your support! 

Exposure You Can't Buy

Patience,Camera Corps2 the ability to not give up on a difficult task, and to keep trying at something you want to accomplish are three keys to the Iowa 4-H Camera Corps program, sponsored annually by Nationwide Agribusiness. Since inception in 2004, this program has substantially grown with more than 100 youth applying to participate this year. Youth from across the Midwest have been involved in the program, including participants from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Wyoming, and Arkansas. The 2011 theme is "Rural Iowa Architecture" and participants will provide special submissions of doorways, main streets and gathering or meeting places.

Read more about Camera Corps here>>


See the top 39 photos of 2010>>

Foundation Interns: The Next Chapter  

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has been lucky enough to have two hard-working interns this past year. We would like to thank them for all of their contributions to the Foundation, as well as wish them both well in their future endeavors!


Kait Keisler served as the Marketing Intern and coordinated many Foundation efforts including the coordination of our social media efforts, the electronic and printed newsletters, the Foundation website redesign and most notably the 2nd annual Iowa 4-H Gala. Kait has been accepted into the Bank of America Leadership Program and will start at the end of June.

Kelly Wilson will be a senior at Iowa State University this fall and is majoring in Accounting, Spanish and International Business. Kelly was the Accounting Intern and processed many of the deposits as well as assisted with other accounting duties. She has accepted a summer accounting internship with H&I in Muscatine and starts this month.  


The Foundation also welcomes Beth Irlbeck as the new Marketing Intern. She recently graduated with an associated degree in Agribusiness from Des Moines Area Community College and will start at Iowa State University this fall majoring in Public Service and Administration in Agriculture.  She grew up in Dedham, IA and was a member of the Dedham Go-Getters 4-H club in Carroll County.

This summer she will be coordinating the e-newsletter, social media,  auctions for the Central and Eastern Iowa Golf Tournaments, and the Foundation's presence at the Iowa State Fair.

Contact Beth at or by calling (515) 294-1537.

My 4-H Stories

As the 2010-2011 school year comes to a close, we feature two Iowa 4-H alums for their great accomplishments at Iowa State University.


My 4-H: Dakota Hoben

Dakota Hoben"It was 4-H that provided me the first opportunity to seek a leadership position among my peers," he said. "Pushing myself to widen my horizon to pursue personal growth was an outcome of my early days as an officer in my 4-H club."


Dakota Hoben, senior in Agricultural Business, Political Science, International Agriculture, Economics, and the president-elect of the Government of the Student Body at Iowa State University started his leadership experiences as a member of the Guys n' Gals 4-H Club in Louisa County. Dakota participated in 4-H for nine years, from fourth grade until his senior year of high school.


4-H opportunities, along with Hoben's natural leadership abilities, gave him the tools to excel in college leadership positions. A Southeast Iowa native, he plans to follow his passion for agriculture and continue to voice support for the Iowa 4-H program.


Read More of Hoben's Leadership Story>>


My 4-H: Amy PeytonAmy Peyton

Hard work, dedication, and the need to serve others, have helped this Iowa State University student get where she is today.


Amy Peyton, a junior majoring in Agriculture Business; Economics; and Public Service and Administration in Agriculture has developed her leadership skills by being involved in the 4-H program. As a 4-H member in Sac County she has served in many leadership roles throughout her 4-H career, such as 4-H State Council member and also State 4-H Conference Co-Chair. These leadership roles have helped Peyton stay strongly involved in the activities she is in at Iowa State University.   


In March of 2011, Amy Peyton was informed she was the recipient of the Kappa Alpha Theta High Flyer Award. This is a new, but very prestigious award at Iowa State University.   


Read More of Peyton's Leadership Story, and Watch the Video>>




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