Did you make it to the Iowa State Fair this year? Truly nothing compares to the energy we experienced in the 4-H Exhibit building and amongst the 4-H livestock events. Here is a quick update of the special 4-H events at the Iowa State Fair.
The Iowa 4-H Film Festival
showcased videos created by youth to Educate, Inspire, or Just 4 Fun. Congratulations to all contestants who participated in this competition. Read more about the Film Festival!
or peruse the photo gallery
The Bratney Companies 4-H Robotics Challenge
featured 13 teams building robots using the Lego Mindstorms NXT platform and a "junk drawer. Awards were presented in the areas of engineering, leadership, creativity, and problem solving. Read more about the Robotics Challenge and winners.
and check out photos of the event.
22 teams of youth tested their culinary skills and gained cooking knowledge in the Cook This!
4-H Culinary Challenge. Teams were tested on their knowledge of food safety, produce identification, food preparation and presentation, and proper use of kitchen equipment, as well as a new category this year: communications.Read more
about the event, and view Junior
photos of the event.
The Stitch This!
4-H Design Challenge encouraged teams to deconstruct a selection of more than 200 prom dresses to create a new prom dress with the theme America the Beautiful. The top three designs will be prototyped, mass-produced and available at 65 stores nationwide as part of Stacey's Prom and Formalwear 2012 Prom Line. Read more
about this event, and view photos
from the deconstruction to the runway show.
More than 100 4-H members from across Iowa received scholarships for their outstanding accomplishments in 4-H. Youth from 31 Iowa counties were recognized by the Iowa 4-H Foundation.Click here
to read about the scholarship recipients.
The final day of the Iowa State Fair was very busy recognizing those volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of 4-H members. The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inducted 121 individuals representing 89 counties.Click here
to view the complete list of inductees and read their stories.Honor an inductee
by making a donation in their honor.
There were also many 4-H members showcasing their accomplishments in the livestock barns and show arenas. With over 4500 number of animals exhibited by 1639 4-H livestock participants, 4-H was represented all over the fairgrounds.
View the complete list of livestock results.
Thank you to all sponsors who made an impact to Iowa's youth at the Iowa State Fair! Without your kind gesture, none of these events would be possible!