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You’re invited to join different Iowa State 4-H Council Members every other Wednesday as they offer an inside look at Iowa 4-H. From sharing personal insights and stories to talking with professionals and experts, Members will provide relevant 4-H information to current 4-H'ers and beyond. This podcast is made possible by a partnership with the Iowa 4-H Foundation and Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 4-H Program.
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Welcome to part 1 of our mini-series "All About Ag"! This episode, Claire and Ashley talk to the 2020 winners of the AgOvation competition. This a relatively new Iowa 4-H Program that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative science-based solutions to agricultural problems that they identify in their own communities.If you haven't heard of this program before, be sure to read more about it and maybe even consider signing up if you are a 4-H'er in 7th-12th grade! Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Part 2 is an interview with a 4-H'er who attended the National Agri-Science Summit last winter. So stay tuned! Resources:AgOvation - Information about program and upcoming information session on February 24!Form to RegisterNews release for 2020 winnersIowa 4-HIowa 4-H Foundation4-H'ers for 4-HCounty Extension OfficesGoals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
This week's CloverCast is all about government! First our State 4-H Council hosts, Aneisha and Ella, share about Iowa 4-H Legislative Day in 2020. Learn what the day consisted of and why it was a valuable experience. Next they are joined by Story County 4-H alum, Molly (Foley) Severn who shares her 4-H background and all about her roles in government. This is a conversation with pieces of advice and fun stories. Finally the two-minute tidbit talks about a great opportunity for 4-H'ers to take advantage of THIS year: Iowa Legislative Insider. Be sure to check out the links to learn more and sign up to attend. Resources:Iowa Legislative Insider2020 4-H Legislative DayIowa 4-H ProgramCitizenship Washington FocusSenator Chuck Grassley InternshipsIowa 4-H FoundationGoals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
State 4-H Council members Austen and Ashley chat with two 4-H'ers from Oklahoma, Lilyana and Hunter, about the roles and experiences they have in Oklahoma 4-H. They talk about the differences and similarities between the two 4-H programs and share personal stories from their experience . Listen to learn more about the Oklahoma 4-H program! Resources:Iowa 4-H Facebook pageIowa State Extension & Outreach 4-H ProgramIowa 4-H FoundationOklahoma State Extension & Outreach 4-H ProgramOklahoma 4-H State Council TeamGoals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
We gave this episode a unique twist by having three Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors (HL Ambassador) AND State Council members on. Chloe Burge chats with Bekah Creighton and Claire Hennessy about healthy living and being a Healthy Living Ambassador. They talk about what they think is the most significant balance beam of healthy living and what they most look forward to in this next coming year. Listen in to learn more about healthy living and being a Healthy Living Ambassador. Our two-minute tidbit is about the upcoming Healthy Living Summit that has gone virtual! Links below on how to apply and more information. Resources:More about Healthy Living AmbassadorsHealthy Living Ambassador applicationDetails about the Healthy Living National Summit State 4-H Recognition DayIowa 4-H FacebookIowa State Extension & OutreachIowa 4-H Foundation4-H CloverCast Goals:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state.To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Join Tiana Charlson and Madison Craig on this week's episode of CloverCast as they learn about 4-H Livestock and Meat Judging. Amy Powell, 4-H Animal Science Program Specialist, is on to offer great insight into what livestock and meat judging is, how to get involved, how scoring works, and the benefit of this 4-H program area.  We're taking a holiday break and wil be back Wednesday, January 6th with an episode featuring Iowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors.Resources:Iowa 4-H Livestock Judging Page: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/livestock-judgingAnimalU: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/animalu/ O’Brien County meat judging team: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/iowa-4-h-state-meat-judging-team-places-fourth-national-contest County Extension Offices: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/  4-H CloverCast Goals:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state.To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Collegiate 4-H

Collegiate 4-H

2020-12-0224:11

Join Austen David and Jayce Reed on 4-H CloverCast as they begin to explore what Collegiate 4-H is really about! They have the pleasure of interviewing, Hope Dohlman, a current Iowa State University Collegiate 4-H member, who shares about her own experiences. This not only includes what her favorite memories are and what Collegiate 4-H does, but she also shares a little bit about how and why people should join. While speaking with Hope, they also introduce the 4-H scholarships available and encourage all senior members to apply!  Thank you for listening and do not forget to join us again on December 16th to hear about meat judging with a few other state council members!Resources:Collegiate 4-H page (https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/isucollegiate4-h)4-H Scholarship page (www.iowa4hfoundation.org/scholarships)Helpful Hints for 4-H Scholarships(https://bit.ly/2Jjk0P0)4-H Preservation information (https://4-hhistorypreservation.com/History/Collegiate/Collegiate_4-H.pdf)4-H CloverCast Goals:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state.To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Pioneer Seed Grants

Pioneer Seed Grants

2020-11-1819:15

State 4-H members Ella and Emily chat with Hannah Siek and Breck Coffland about the Pioneer Grant they received for their Florence Go-Getters 4-H Club. They talk about their 2020 project and how they utilized the grant money to help out people in their community. Listen in to learn more about the Pioneer Seed Grant program and how clubs utilize these funds. Tune back in on December 2nd for the next episode where we will talk about Collegiate 4-H. Resources:Iowa 4-H Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iowa4h/ More about statewide food drive: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/state-4-h-council-embarks-statewide-donation-effort Pioneer Seed Grant information / application: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/pioneergrants Iowa State Extension & Outreach 4-H Program: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/ Iowa 4-H Foundation: www.iowa4hfoundation.orgGoals of our podcast:1. To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state.2. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.3. To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process. 
We are excited to be launching another season of CloverCast, a podcast all about Iowa 4-H. In this episode you will meet the individual State 4-H Council members who will be hosting each episode throughout the next couple months. Members each share why they decided to be part of the CloverCast Podcast as well as their favorite 4-H project areas and some personal stories. Don't miss the next episode of this season of CloverCast – Wednesday, November 18th all about Pioneer Seed Grants!Resources:Iowa State 4-H Council: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statecouncilIowa 4-H Program: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/Goals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H'ers around the state.To reach current 4-H'ers and potential 4-H'ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process. 
The Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair

2020-08-1223:40

Ella, Gabby, and Bekah are on the final episode CloverCast: Sunburnt to share their memories and experiences at the great Iowa State Fair. On this episode, they share about 4-H opportunities at the State Fair, Fair favorites and memorable experiences. They also talk about behind the scenes info of how 4-H runs at the State Fair, including the communications department and livestock. While speaking on their Fair favorites, they also share some of the best food spots. Thanks for tuning in to our podcast throughout the summer! Resources:4-H Show Iowa https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/2020-4-h-show-iowa Iowa 4-H Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/iowa4h/posts/ Iowa State Fair https://www.iowastatefair.org/ Iowa 4-H Foundation: https://www.iowa4hfoundation.orgOther State Opportunities: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/opportunitiesConnect with your County Extension Office: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/Goals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
County Fairs

County Fairs

2020-07-2923:43

Kristina, Michelle, and Austen are here on CloverCast: Sunburnt to talk about 4-H opportunities and experiences at county fairs. On this episode, they share their memories and information on county fairs. These include project areas, how 4-H is involved in the fair, contests and more! While speaking about their experiences, they also include lots of insider information to help you understand the buzz around county fairs. Be sure to tune back in on August 12th for the next and final episode where we will talk about the Iowa State Fair. Resources:4-H Project AreasIowa State Fair Queen Contest.Connect with your County Extension Office Goals of our podcast:1. To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 2. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.3. To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Peyton, Theresa, and Emma join us on CloverCast: Sunburnt to look at National 4-H opportunities. Featured opportunities include National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, and Citizenship Washington Focus. While they share their experiences and memories, they will also share information that can help you on your way to participating in these events yourself!  Be sure to tune back in on August 1st to hear about 4-H at County Fairs. Resources (things mentioned in the show):National 4-H Congress: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/national-4-h-congress National 4-H Conference: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/national-4-h-conference Citizenship Washington Focus: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/cwf More Iowa 4-H programs: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/program-listState 4-H Recognition Day: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/recognition-opportunitiesLearn more about State 4-H Council: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statecouncilGoals of our podcast:1. To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 2. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.3. To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Ben, Lily, and Peyton are here on CloverCast: Sunburnt to talk about 4-H opportunities at the state level. On this episode, they share their experiences and insights at state events. These include the State Conference, State Recognition Day, and more! While speaking on their favorite events, they also include lots of insider information to help you when you hopefully participate in these opportunities for yourself. Be sure to tune back in on July 15th for the next episode where we will talk about National 4-H Opportunities. Resources (things mentioned in the show):State 4-H Conference: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconferenceState Recognition Day: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/recognition-opportunities State Project Area Awards: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/state-project-area-awardsAnimal Science Round-Up: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/animalscienceroundupIECA and 4-H Legislative Day: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/ieca-and-4-h-legislative-day Iowa 4-H Camera Corps: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/iowa-4-h-camera-corpsIowa 4-H Foundation: https://www.iowa4hfoundation.orgSESS Ambassador Program (Shooting Sports): https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/sess-ambassador-programIowa 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa-4-h-healthy-living-ambassadorsIowa 4-H Reporters: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa-4-h-reportersOther State Opportunities: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/opportunitiesConnect with your County Extension Office: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/Goals of our podcast:1. To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 2. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.3. To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
4-H Memories

4-H Memories

2020-06-1719:47

Bekah, Abe, and Holly are back for the first official episode of CloverCast: Sunburnt. In this week's episode, they reminisce about some of their favorite 4-H memories. These range from simple moments created within their clubs or at the county fair to trips in Washington D.C.! While looking back, they discuss the hilarious as well as the heartwarming. Be sure to tune in on July 1st for the next episode all about State 4-H Opportunities.Resources:Iowa State 4-H Council: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statecouncil Communication Events (Educational presentations, Share the Fun, Extemporaneous, and more): https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/files/page/files/BLCommunicationsBrochure.pdf Citizenship Washington Focus Trip: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/cwf Legislative Trip: ieca-and-4-h-legislative-day Healthy Living Ambassador: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa-4-h-healthy-living-ambassadors Connect with your County Extension Office: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/Goals of our podcast:1. To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H’ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. 2. To reach current 4-H’ers and potential 4-H’ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.3. To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process.
Bekah, Lily, and Theresa kick off the State Council’s CloverCast: Sunburnt podcast discussing their experiences with Iowa State 4-H Council. They share why they first applied for State Council and some of their favorite Council memories. Bekah, Lily, and Theresa talk about their work with their ambassador counties and how they reach out to them. They also give tips on applying for Iowa State 4-H Council, ranging from resources to use to how to prepare for interviews. Don't miss the first official episode of CloverCast: Sunburnt – Wednesday, June 17th all about Favorite 4-H Memories!Iowa State 4-H Council: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/statecouncilIowa State 4-H Recognition Day: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/recognition-opportunitiesState 4-H Youth Conference: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconferenceConnect with your County Extension Office: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/countyservices/Goals of our podcast:To provide a safe opportunity for State 4-H Council members to engage with other 4-H'ers around the state in lieu of the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. To reach current 4-H'ers and potential 4-H'ers through thoughtful, informational, and personal discussion centered around 4-H learning opportunities and experiences.To provide State 4-H Council members the opportunity to grow themselves personally and professionally as they take part in and learn about each step of the podcast production process. 
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