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November 2015

Nov 19
November 19
Huser to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

AMES, Iowa- David Huser of Waverly was selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. Huser is the Executive Vice President at First National Bank in Waverly, Iowa.  He was a Sac County 4-H’er for ten years. “I very much enjoyed my 4-H experience,” said Huser, who attends the Bremer County Fair every year where the First National Bank contributes funds for county 4-H awards. 

Nov 18
November 18
Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Scholarships For 2016

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for its 4-H scholarship program. Approximately 82 scholarship opportunities valued at over $75,350 will be awarded. 

Nov 18
November 18
Iowa 4-H Foundation Announces Hills Bank & Trust Scholarships For 2016

AMES, Iowa—The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Hills Bank & Trust partnership announces its 201 Leadership Grants for high school juniors for the fall of 2016.  For the past 15 years, Hills Bank & Trust Company has partnered with the Iowa 4-H Foundation to provide college scholarship opportunities for Iowa 4-H youth who reside in the bank's service area.  In 2002, Hills Bank established a permanent scholarship endowment, which now provides 20 - $1,000 grants for high school seniors to attend any accredited Iowa college, university, or community college.  Applicants apply during their junior year in high school and must attend at least nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills Bank & Trust in order to qualify for the award.


October 2015

Oct 22
October 22
Bigelow to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

AMES, Iowa- Jessica Bigelow of Urbandale was selected to serve as a youth trustee on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at its annual meeting Friday, October 16, 2015 held at the Hertz Farm Management corporate office in Nevada, Iowa.

Oct 22
October 22
Van Nest to Serve on Iowa 4-H Foundation Board

AMES, Iowa-  Heather Van Nest of Ankeny was selected to serve on the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at its annual meeting Friday, October 16, 2015 held at the Hertz Farm Management corporate office in Nevada, Iowa.

Oct 22
October 22
Nicholson Elected Iowa 4-H Foundation President

AMES, Iowa- The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces that Tom Nicholson was elected president of the Board of Trustees at its annual meeting Friday, October 16, 2015 held at the Hertz Farm Management corporate office in Nevada, Iowa.


August 2015

Aug 26
August 26
2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Honorees celebrated at the Iowa State Fair

AMES, Iowa  A record breaking 125 Iowa 4-H volunteers from ninety-one counties were inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 23 at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. Inductees or their representatives were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage. A reception, sponsored by donors to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, was held shortly after the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame presentations.


July 2015

Jul 15
July 15
Hamilton County's Wil Groves Awarded 2015 Top 4-H Leader of the Year!

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.

Jul 14
July 14
4-H Members Surpass Goal For 4-H'ers fr 4-H Campaign

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.

Jul 8
July 8
Going for the Green Northwest Iowa 4-H Golf Tournament

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.

Jul 7
July 7
Iowa 4-H Foundation Dedicates Tornado Safe Room at Iowa 4-H Center

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.


June 2015

Jun 11
June 11
Iowa 4-H Foundation Awards over $70,000 in 2015 Iowa 4-H College Scholarships

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.


March 2015

Mar 23
March 23
Hyett Joins Iowa 4-H Foundation as Administrative Specialist

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.

Mar 6
March 6
2015 Iowa 4-H Foundation Gala Raises More Than $106,000

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.


February 2015

Feb 11
February 11
Iowa 4-H Foundation to host 6th Annual 4-H Gala in Cedar Rapids

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:

  • Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament tickets
  • Choice of two tickets to any Big 10 men’s basketball game at the University of Iowa
  • Private Tour of San Francisco by a former 4-H State Officer and resident of California
  • Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen Experience
  • Packages made and contributed by local 4-H members. Half the funds raised will go back to their local club or county.

January 2015

Jan 26
January 26
Saveraid Joins Iowa 4-H Foundation as Development Director

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.

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