AMES, Iowa – The Successful Farming/Loren Kruse Outstanding Iowa 4-H Leader award is presented each year to an adult volunteer who has encouraged, challenged, and inspired Iowa 4-H members to achieve at their fullest potential. This year’s recipient is Wilfred "Wil" Groves, III, of Jewell, Iowa. Groves is a past 4-H leader of the Freedom Warriors 4-H Club and has served 4-H as a volunteer leader in Hamilton County for over 35 years.
AMES, Iowa – For thirty years, Iowa 4-H’ers have raised funds through their 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign to support the 4-H program in Iowa. In celebration of this milestone the 2015 campaign was dubbed "30K for 30 Years" with a goal to raise $30,030.30. Thanks to the commitment of 4-H’ers across the state, the campaign raised $30,213.30, exceeding the goal by $183! The 4-H’ers for 4-H campaign is the longest-running and the largest fundraising campaign for Iowa 4-H conducted by 4-H members for 4-H members.
Ames, IA—Nearly 150 Iowa 4-H supporters gathered on June 19 at Emerald Hills Golf Course in Arnolds Park to celebrate 4-H and raise funds for Iowa’s 4-H’ers. Event sponsorships combined with an exciting live auction raised over $100,000 for the Iowa 4-H Foundation. In its fourth year, this event continues to grow both in terms of number of participants and dollars raised.
Ames, IA-- In 2008, a deadly tornado struck a Boy Scout camp in western Iowa. In response to that tragedy, the Iowa 4-H Foundation committed to constructing a tornado safe room at the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid to protect campers in the event of severe weather. The facility was officially dedicated on July 1 following the completion of construction this past fall. 4-H supporters came together to celebrate this space and experience camp at the Iowa 4-H Center.
Ames, Iowa –The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of 72 Iowa 4-H college scholarships valued at over $70,000. Recipients were on hand to accept their awards on Sunday, June 7 at the Annual Scholarship Reception held on the campus of Iowa State University. Scholarship applications were evaluated based on the applicant’s 4-H participation, academic accomplishments, financial need as well as other criteria established by the Iowa 4-H Foundation and the scholarship donors. A record number of 472 applications were submitted from 93 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Scholarship recipients represented 35 counties from across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of 4-H experiences.
AMES, Iowa – Kayla Hyett was named as Administrative Specialist of the Iowa 4-H Foundation effective Feb. 18, 2015. Kayla received her Associates in Science degree from Black Hawk Community College-East Campus. Kayla graduated from Iowa State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.
AMES, Iowa – 4-H supporters from around the state gathered on Feb. 28 in Cedar Rapids to raise funds to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Over 200 attendees enjoyed an evening full of food, socializing, and of course, opportunities to bid on more than 110 silent and live auction items! At the end of the night, over $106,000 was raised to fund opportunities for Iowa’s 4-H youth which include state-level award recognition, scholarships, national 4-H trips as well as financial aid support.
The silent auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Live Auction starting at 8:15 p.m. In addition to live and silent auctions, the purse and dessert auctions are back by popular demand! Auction highlights include:
AMES, Iowa – Emily Saveraid was named as Development Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation effective Jan. 14, 2015. Emily graduated from Wartburg College and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science and is currently pursuing her masters in Philanthropy and Non Profit Development from the University of Northern Iowa.