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October 13, 2012
Iowa 4-H Center, Madrid


March 2, 2013
Downtown Marriott Hotel, 
Des Moines
National 4-H Week
October 7-13 is National 4-H Week. Thank a volunteer, club leader, or donor for their hard work and contribution to the Iowa 4-H program. Make a tribute in honor of somebody who made a positive impact in your life. We encourage you to contact your local office and see what activities they have planned for National 4-H Week.
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Funding Opportunities for Iowa's Youth
Endowment Honors Loren Kruse,
4-H Volunteers
Loren Kruse
Meredith Corporation Foundation is honoring Successful Farming Editor in Chief, Loren Kruse, with a $25,000 donation to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The donation establishes an endowment honoring outstanding 4-H volunteers.


The Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding 4-H Leader Award will be given annually to one 4-H volunteer leader, nominated by a
4-H'er or group. The annual award acknowledges 4-H volunteer leaders who have inspired 4-H'ers to reach their full potential. The award is permanently endowed by the Meredith Corporation Foundation and Edwin T. Meredith Foundations.

Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race 
Get Vertical Adventure Race
Lace up your running shoes and join the Iowa 4-H Foundation for the first Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race on Saturday, October 13 at the Iowa 4-H Center.  Challenge yourself in this scenic cross country race with a 4k or 12k run. A 1 mile family run/walk is also available.  
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Thanks to the partnership with the Iowa Soybean Association we are able to keep registration costs low. Registration fees are $40 for 12k, $35 for 4k, and $10 for youth and $20 for adults participating in the 1 mile family walk/run. Register online to reserve your spot today! All proceeds support the 4-H summer camp scholarship fund.
Running not your thing? That's okay! Sign-up to volunteer at the Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race. 
For more information or questions please contact Race Coordinator Traci Haselhuhn at (515) 291-1093 or You can also check them out on Facebook.
Iowa 4-H Inducts 2012 Hall of Fame
2012 HOF
Eighty-seven Iowa counties participated this year and have selected 114 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.  Biographies of all inductees are available online. Make a tribute in honor of an inductee. (In the 'My Amount' box enter the amount you wish to give. Click Submit. On the following page, select your gift type.)
View photos of the 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame>>>
Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards Scholarships
2012 Scholarship Day
125 outstanding Iowa 4-H'ers were awarded 4-H scholarships from the Iowa 4-H Foundation at a scholarship recognition ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

Iowa 4-H Histories Available Online
Thirty-five Iowa 4-H histories have been posted sharing the legacy of each county program. Each county has taken a different approach to documenting their history. Feel free to visit the pages and share your comments and experiences. Counties with available histories are listed below. Click the county to view its history.

Online Auction for ISU Football Tickets
Don't miss your chance to see the Cyclones in action! The Iowa 4-H Foundation is hosting an online auction for two prime football tickets to Homecoming, ISU v. Baylor on Saturday, October 27 AND the ISU v. West Virginia game on Friday, November 23.  The package includes two (2) admission tickets and a parking pass for both games. Seats are located in section 8, row 9, seats 8-9 (near the 45 yard line). Cheer the Cyclones to a victory while supporting Iowa 4-H. The highest bidder as of Friday, October 12, at 5pm will win the tickets. BID NOW!

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