Amy Powell
Animal Science and 4-H

515- 294-3441
ampowell@iastate

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Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend Beef Blast at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa to learn about working with beef cattle.

The Franklin County team, comprised of Jaiden Shahan, Lane Abbas and Isaac Vosburg, answered their way through six rounds of questions to win top honors against 12 other teams from across the United States.

Six teams competed in the state 4-H meat judging contest hosted by the Iowa State Meat Lab Aug. 26.

More than 200 youth from 58 Iowa counties participated in three skill-a-thons at the 2017 Iowa State Fair. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held skill-a-thons for goat, sheep and swine.

The Iowa 4-H dairy quiz bowl competition was held June 15 in Arlington, Iowa. Forty-five youth competed in this educational contest conducted by Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach held three skill-a-thons at the Iowa State Fair this year, with 231 youth from 51 Iowa counties participating. Skill-a-thons were held for goat, sheep and swine.

Iowa State University Department of Animal Science and ISU Extension and Outreach are conducting a meat judging coaches clinic Feb. 14 at the Iowa State Meat lab in Kildee Hall on the Iowa State campus. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Youth from 44 counties competed in three 4-H livestock skillathons at the Iowa State Fair. The 144 4-H’ers participated in poultry, sheep and swine events.

Amy Powell was recently hired to help develop an online curriculum to teach youth in 4-H about raising livestock. The new Extension and Outreach position of 4-H livestock specialist will work with Department of Animal Science professors to ensure the information is scientifically sound.