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December 2014

Dec 17
December 17
2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala to Move to Cedar Rapids

AMES, Iowa— The Iowa 4-H Foundation’s Sixth Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala is headed east. After a successful smaller gala sponsored by the foundation in the area in 2014, the Iowa 4-H Foundation has decided to bring the event to the Marriott in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, February 28, 2015. A dinner buffet and decadent desserts will be on the event’s menu, along withunique auction items including projects made by current 4-H’ers.

 

November 2014

Nov 21
November 21
IOWA 4-H FOUNDATION AND HILLS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP GRANTS FOR 2015

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Hills Bank and Trust Company announce the 2015 Leadership Grants for current high school juniors.  For the past 15 years, Hills Bank & Trust Company has partnered with the Iowa 4-H Foundation to provide college scholarship opportunities for Iowa youth who reside in the bank's service area. 

CONTACT:     Taci Lilienthal
Iowa 4-H Foundation
Scholarship Coordinator
taci@iastate.edu
563-343-1144

Nov 19
November 19
Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Scholarships for 2015

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Approximately 80 scholarship opportunities valued at over $73,000 will be awarded.

Nov 11
November 11
Tornado Safe Room Receives Excellence in Concrete Award

AMES, IA- On November 6, the Iowa 4-H Foundation received an Excellence in Concrete Award in the category of Public Works- Structures, during the Better Concrete Conference held at the Scheman Center, Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. The awards luncheon was hosted by the Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA).

Nov 11
November 11
Outstanding 4-H Leader Award Nomination Now Available

AMES, Iowa – Nomination forms for the third annual Loren Kruse/Successful Farming Outstanding 4-H Leader Award are now available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. This prestigious award honors one 4-H volunteer leader annually.

 

October 2014

Oct 28
October 28
Grunenwald Named Executive Director

AMES, Iowa- Albert Grunenwald has been named Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation by the organization’s governing board effective September 23, 2014. Grunenwald has more than 19 years of experience working with youth and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.  

Oct 28
October 28
Butcher Elected Iowa 4-H Foundation President

ANKENY, Iowa- Bob Butcher was elected president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

Butcher of Holstein, Iowa was a nine year member of the Battle Badgers 4-H Club in Ida County. 

Oct 17
October 17
Butcher Elected Iowa 4-H Foundation President

ANKENY, Iowa- Bob Butcher was elected president of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

Butcher of Holstein, Iowa was a nine year member of the Battle Badgers 4-H Club in Ida County. 

Oct 17
October 17
Greiman to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

ANKENY, Iowa- Tina Greiman was selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

Tina Greiman works in market research at MarketSense, Inc of Perry, Iowa where she and her family currently resides.

Oct 17
October 17
Lang to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

ANKENY, Iowa- Curt Lang was selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

Curt spent 25 years in the ag equipment business, splitting his time between Deere & Company and owning/managing several John Deere dealerships in Iowa. 

Oct 17
October 17
Marzen to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

ANKENY, Iowa- Eric Marzen was selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa. Eric Marzen, a native of Stacyville in Mitchell county Iowa, is a 17-year veteran of Successful Farming.  

Oct 17
October 17
Varner to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

Kaitlyn Varner was elected youth trustee of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at their annual meeting on Friday, October 17, 2014 held at the Iowa Soybean Association in Ankeny, Iowa.

 

August 2014

Aug 18
August 18
2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

AMES, Iowa –  Eighty-two counties and two state level Iowa 4-H volunteers were inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during the 2014 ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage. In alphabetical order, Adair to Jackson Counties were recognized at 1:30, while Jefferson to Wright County were recognized at 3:30. A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after each of the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations.

Aug 5
August 5
Grunenwald Named Interim Executive Director

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed Albert Grunenwald as Interim Executive Director effective July 30, 2014.

Aug 4
August 4
Iowa 4-H Foundation hosts 18th Annual Golf Benefit for Iowa 4-H

AMES, Iowa- Tee time meant more than swinging the golf clubs; it meant raising money for Iowa’s 4-H Youth. The Central Iowa 4-H Foundation Golf Benefit, held on July 21, had golfers swinging over $25,000 to support Iowa 4-H through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. 

 

July 2014

Jul 24
July 24
Fish Kuhlmann Resigns as Executive Director at Iowa 4-H Foundation

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation announced that Kris Fish Kuhlmann has resigned from her two-year post as Executive Director effective July 24, 2014.

Jul 7
July 7
Iowa 4-H Foundation hosts 3rd Annual Golf Benefit for Iowa 4-H

AMES, Iowa- It’s all about the “green”. Whether green makes you think of the environment, money, golf or 4-H, the Northwest Iowa 4-H Golf Benefit had it covered. Golfers took to the greens on Friday, June 20 to raise money for Iowa 4-H. The beautiful golf course at Emerald Hills Golf Course in Arnolds Park, Iowa hosted 28 teams of 112 golfers.

Organizers raised a net total of over $60,000 to support Iowa 4-H youth development programs, the event’s highest total to date. Teams teed off at 12:30 p.m. and enjoyed best ball, putting and hole contests throughout the afternoon, as well as homemade cookies provided by Sac County 4-H members. Following a day on the greens, an evening program began at 5:00 p.m. with a social, brief program, auction and a ribeye steak dinner. 

Jul 1
July 1
Sac County’s Barb Determan named as 2014’s top Iowa 4-H Club Leader

AMES, Iowa – Throwing a surprise together is never easy, but on Wednesday, June 25 the Iowa 4-H Foundation and Successful Farming did just that at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Banquet being held in Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum. With over 700 Iowa 4-H’ers, chaperones, Extension and Outreach professionals, Iowa State faculty, and Iowa 4-H Foundation trustees in attendance Michael Tupper, an Iowa 4-H Foundation Youth Trustee, announced his independent selection committee had selected Barb Determan as the 2014 Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding Iowa 4-H Leader. Determan is 4-H Club Leader of the Early Achievers 4-H Club in Early, Iowa.

“I was completely surprised and I am very humble to receive such a high honor,” said Determan an Iowa 4-H leader who is officially in her 33 year as a volunteer Iowa 4-H leader. “I am very excited to help grow the legacy of Successful Farming’s support to Iowa’s 4-H youth. Loren Kruse’s story always inspired me, much like my mother who was my 4-H leader so many years ago.”

 

June 2014

Jun 30
June 30
4-H members raise over $25,000 for Iowa 4-H; Wright County smashes record

AMES, Iowa – At the direction of the 2013-2014 4-H State Council, 354 4-H clubs representing 81 counties participated in the Iowa 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign - the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members. This year’s campaign raised $25,642.70 to support Iowa 4-H youth programs and activities. $1,013.14 of this year’s campaign funds will help complete the tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center. The remaining funds from the campaign will fund state events such as the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, operation costs of the 2014-2015 State Council, and fund financial assistance to help 4-H families with state program fees and 4-H camp fees at the Iowa 4-H Center.

Jun 9
June 9
Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $65,000 in 2014 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

Ames, Iowa –This year, the Iowa 4-H Foundation awarded 71 college scholarships valued at $65,750.  Fifty-one of those scholarships were presented last Sunday, June 8 at the Scheman Building on the campus of Iowa State University. The 51 scholarship recipients were 4-H’ers from across the state, with 31 counties represented. These Iowa 4-H individuals will be attending an accredited university, college, or community college in the fall of 2014. Below are this year’s 51 4-H Scholarships in alphabetic order by county in which the recipient participated in 4-H. Information about each donor, which make these scholarship possible can be found at the bottom of this release. “We are so happy this year to have four new scholarships created by four new foundation donors,” said Taci Litenthal, Iowa 4-H Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator. “It is our pleasure to help assist all our donors in making investments into Iowa’s youth and their higher education ambitions.” These new scholarships are: Ronald and Ruby Godfrey Family 4-H Scholarship, Verle and Ellen Hunt Memorial 4-H Scholarship, Carol Schneider 4-H Scholarship, and Trans Ova Genetics 4-H Scholarship. Photos of the event  can be found at http://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships or our Facebook page.

Jun 6
June 6
Northwest Iowa 4-H Golf Benefit Scheduled

It’s all about the “green”.   Whether green makes you think of the environment, money, golf or 4-H, the Northwest Iowa 4-H Golf Benefit on June 20, 2014 has it covered.  With “Going for the Green” as the theme of the event at Emerald Hills Golf Course at Arnolds Park, organizers will raise more than $60,000 to support Iowa 4-H programs, awards and events.  Experiencing the environment and beautiful golf course in Arnolds Park and raising money to support one of Iowa’s most important youth development programs provide a win-win situation for the golfers and sponsors of this third annual event.

 

April 2014

Apr 7
April 7
Iowa 4-H Foundation Raises More Than $100,000

The Iowa 4-H Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Central Iowa and First-Ever Eastern Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala to raise funds for Iowa’s 4-H Youth.

 

February 2014

Feb 5
February 5
Iowa 4-H Pioneer To Celebrate A Century

AMES, Iowa- His Head, Heart, Hands and Health have served him well for almost 100 years.  C.J. Gauger, an Iowa 4-H pioneer, will celebrate his century birthday in early March and the Iowa 4-H Foundation is planning a birthday reception for this very special occasion. 

 

January 2014

Jan 28
January 28
Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces New Scholarship For 2014

 AMES, Iowa—The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the Trans Ova Genetics Scholarship for 2014. This scholarship will provide a $1500 scholarship for undergraduates attending any public or private college or university fall 2014. Other qualifications for the scholarship include: GPA 3.0 or higher, demonstration of leadership in extracurricular activities, and future career aspirations to enter the livestock reproduction or genetic biotechnology fields.

 

Jan 10
January 10
The Great Iowa 4-H Get Together

AMES, Iowa— An incredible evening at the Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala is sure to please 4-H supporters, alumni and friends alike! Guests are destined to enjoy an elegant evening of food, conversation, and entertainment paired with a silent and live auction. From stylish purses and tool-belts, to unique items you won’t find elsewhere, and an always anticipated scrumptious dessert auction, connecting with 4-H friends couldn’t be more fun.  The Gala is the most anticipated Iowa 4-H fundraising event of the winter, an evening for 4-H supporters to gather together to “make the best better” for Iowa 4-H’ers.

Jan 8
January 8
Outstanding 4-H Leader Award Nomination Now Available

AMES, Iowa— A 4-H leader can be empowering and influential to 4-H members by teaching them important life skills through the 4-H program. Being a volunteer 4-H leader takes time and dedication to not only the 4-H members, but also the 4-H program.

Loren Kruse and Successful Farming are excited to partner with the Iowa 4-H Foundation to present the second annual Loren Kruse/Successful Farming Outstanding 4-H Leader Award. This award honors an individual who has dedicated their time, talents and treasures to ensure that their 4-H club members receive the best 4-H experience possible.

CONTACTS:    

Kris Fish Kuhlmann                              Albert Grunenwald

Executive Director                                Chief Operating Officer

Iowa 4-H Foundation                           Iowa 4-H Foundation

fund@iastate.edu                                abgrunen@iastate.edu

515-291-1552                                       515-294-4780

 
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