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Communications: Pieces to a Presentation Puzzle
You are sitting at a 4-H club meeting. Someone tells you that all members should sign up to give a presentation at a future club meeting. Your hands get sweaty, your heart falls into your stomach, and you think, "I have to do what?" Then you watch some of the other members give presentations at the meeting, and they seem to be completely relaxed! It seems like they just get up and start talking. Some people can do this, but most of us have to plan and practice to feel less nervous.

Put your jitters to rest; use this fact sheet to help you prepare for your first presentation. Understanding the steps to prepare will help your first presentation go smoothly. Like a puzzle, a presentation has different pieces that fit together. Let’s look at the pieces to the presentation puzzle.
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Reducing Nutrient Loss: Science Shows What Works
Iowa has been working for decades to protect and improve water quality through best scientific management, land use, and edge-of-field practices to reduce nutrient loss from farmland.

The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrients to Iowa waters and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mapping 101 Certification
Mapping 101 is appropriate for individuals interested in understanding how to create maps for decision making and building new skills in QGIS for data and map development. Mapping 101 is offered as a separate certification but is included in the Full and Assessor certifications through Community Food Systems.
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$100.00
Agriculture Every Day
Agriculture Every Day is aimed at teaching youth in grades 4-12 about the importance of agriculture. All lessons follow the 4-H Experiential Learning Model and include hands-on, fun, and engaging activities. Each short (20-30 min) stand-alone lesson is on a different agricultural science topic. Six of the lessons focus on animal science and six focus on crop science. These lessons are meant to be a sampling of different agricultural science topics. Each lesson can be taught on its own or they can be used together in any order. Each lesson includes target grade level, educational goals for that lesson, educational standards addressed by the lesson, materials needed, and directions for set-up and implementation of the lesson. Here are some examples of how the lessons could be used:

  • A single lesson can be used as a stand-alone activity for a club meeting, short classroom activity, or afterschool activity.
  • Multiple lessons could be used over the course of multiple classroom or afterschool visits.
  • Any combination of these lessons could be used together for a 6-hour program like a day camp.
Lessons Include:
From Grass to Milk
What's Eating My Crop?
Plant's Purpose
Animal Safety
It Starts with a Seed
Beef Quality Grading and Pricing
Soil Bits and Pieces
Egg-Citing Eggs
Nutrients in the Soil
Taste Buds Lesson
What's that Spot?
Wonderful World of Wool
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Community Food Systems Full Certification
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in offering the entire Community Food Systems process including facilitation, mapping development, report generation, providing general design support, offering feasibility analysis, creating teams for projects, and conducting economic impact analysis. Modules 1-4, Design Thinking, Economic Impact Analysis, Feasibility, Mapping 101.
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Moodle eCourse
$550.00
Community Food Systems Assessor Certification
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Modules 1, 3 and Mapping 101.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in offering the assessor components of the Community Food Systems process within Phase 1 and technical assistance related to mapping. This includes assisting in the community food systems assessment, shapshot, and research manual, as well as developing maps for decision making.
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Moodle eCourse
$200.00
Community Food Systems Design Thinking Certification
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Module 1 and Design Thinking.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in understanding design thinking methods and an overview of basic design practices for priority projects within Phase 2 of the Community Food Systems process.
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Moodle eCourse
$30.00
Community Food Systems Feasibility Analysis Certification
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Module 1 and Feasibility Analysis.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in understanding various types of feasibility studies and analysis as it relates to food business development.
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Moodle eCourse
$30.00
Community Food Systems Economic Impact Certification
Prerequisite-Community Food Systems 2-day workshop; Module 1 and Economic Impact Analysis.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in developing new skills for conducting an economic impact analysis study for communities for priority projects within Phase 2 of the Community Food Systems process.
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$75.00
Local Food Leader Full (Modules 1-4) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in all Local Food Leader modules: Community Food Systems, Methods of Engagement, Creating Team and Tools for Success, and Evaluation. Individuals will gain understanding of how food system components work together; increased awareness of ways to engage and create inclusive partnerships; increased strategic planning skills and ability to identify technical assistance resources for their work and learn new tools in creating, delivering and evaluating quality local foods programs.
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Moodle eCourse
$300.00
Local Food Leader Community Food Systems (Module 1) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in increasing their understanding of local, global and community food systems, learning roles and responsibilities of local food coordinators, and gaining increased awareness of the different levels of policy that impact food systems.
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$75.00
Local Food Leader Methods of Engagement + Leadership (Module 2) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in coalition development, collective impact and strategic doing methods, and leadership in food systems. Participants will learn new skills for engaging in community and facilitating projects, coalitions, and systems change projects.
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$75.00
Local Food Leader Creating Teams + Tools for Success (Module 3) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in learning new skills in building effective teams, creating plans of work, finding funding and creating a budget for your work, gaining awareness of tools and resources for feasibility studies, and ways of gathering public input to inform community priorities.
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Moodle eCourse
$75.00
Local Food Leader Evaluation (Module 4) Certification
Prerequisite-Local Food Leader workshop.

This certification is appropriate for individuals interested in developing new skills for evaluating the impact of programs, projects and systems. The course teaches outcomes and outputs, as well as program and systems evaluation. In addition, you will learn how to create evaluation plans necessary for your work.
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$75.00
2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns
Provides detailed costs and returns to well-managed, full-time Iowa farms. The values presented are averages. Topics covered include assets and liabilities, income and expenses, efficiency factors, crop and livestock production, and more.
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2020 Garden Calendar - Butterflies: flowers that fly and all but sing
Floating lightly on the breeze, butterflies add beauty to any garden. The butterfly takes center stage in the 2020 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar, showcasing the vibrant colors and majestic beauty that makes them such a welcome part of any backyard or garden. This 12-month calendar showcases butterflies throughout the year, as they bring their special beauty to each page.

The large calendar grid offers space to create a gardening journal to record the progress of your own garden. Refer to the monthly tips that provide timely cultural information for fruits and vegetables, lawn care recommendations, tree and shrub guidance, and other information. Whether it be flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, or turfgrass, this annual calendar provides tips on a variety of topics so that you can easily know what task should be completed next in your own garden.
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Recipe Basics -- Measure Accurately, Substitute Wisely, Adjust Carefully
Provides basic tips for measuring, including common abbreviations and equivalents, plus possible ingredient substitutions and guidelines for reducing recipe quantities.
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Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Home Decor
The elements of design are line, shape, form, color, texture, and space. These are the tools used to design a room or space. The principles of design are balance, emphasis, unity, rhythm, and proportion. The principles of design are how we use the elements of design to create the desired look. By learning and using the elements and principles of design, you will increase your understanding of how and why some things work together and some simply don’t look right.
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Establishing and Managing Pollinator Habitat on Saturated Riparian Buffers
Conservation practices for water quality and pollinator habitat can be complementary - using some of the same land and resources can multiply ecological benefits for water and wildlife. This publication discusses the ways saturated riparian buffers can be used for planting pollinator habitat. It provides information on site selection, preparation and establishment, management and seed mixes.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Market Experienced
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Communications - Working Exhibits! What are they?
A working exhibit is the sharing of a talent or showing off a skill! If you have a talent, share it with others. If you know a subject well, tell others about it. If you have a skill, teach it to others.

A 4-H working exhibit gives you the chance to present a topic informally. Your working exhibit should be a "teaching" or "showing" presentation. Every project area could have a working exhibit!
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4H Pencil
Green pencils with the ISU Extension and Outreach wordmark and 4-H Clover in white.
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Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2019
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates, 1994-2019, provides an update of cropland rental rates in Iowa.

Cropland rental rates averaged $230 per acre in 2019, a $1 or 0.4% decline from 2018. Cash rent for pastures was 9.3% higher at $59 per acre. Rent as a percentage of land value was 3.2% for cropland and 2.2% for pasture. Prepared from data collected from the USDA National Agriculture Statistic Service.
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Iowa 4-H Equation
4-H learning experiences are based on the principles and practices of positive youth development. The Iowa 4-H Positive Youth Development experience is outlined in the 4-H Equation.

Previously known as 4H 127. 4H127 4H 0127
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Southern Rust
This publication examines the symptoms and signs of southern rust of corn, conditions that favor the disease, the disease cycle, and how southern rust differs from other plant problems that may look similar. Information on disease management and yield losses are also included. The publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from land-grant universities across the United States and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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4-H Experiential Learning Model
This experiential learning model graphic demonstrates the process of do, reflect, apply that 4-H volunteers can use to facilitate educational 4-H activities.
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Iowa 4-H Clover Kids Equation
4-H learning experiences are based on the principles and practices of positive youth development. The Iowa 4-H Positive Youth Development experience is outlined in the 4-H Equation. This version of the 4-H equation is specifically geared towards the Clover Kids age range, K-3rd grade.
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Be a bug catcher: learn to collect, identify, and preserve insects
This newly produced booklet is designed as an introduction to collecting, identifying, and preserving insects for youth. Chapters cover insect anatomy and biology, collecting supplies and preservation techniques, a diagnostic key to help with identification, and other information.
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$2.50
Design: Exploring the Elements and Principles in Clothing
Get an introduction to the elements of design (shape/form, color, texture, and line) and the principles of design (rhythm, emphasis, proportion, balance, and unity).
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Lease Supplement for Obtaining Conservation Practices and Controlling Soil Loss
The purpose of this lease supplement is to encourage cooperation between tenants and landlords to obtain and maintain needed conservation practices on a rented farm.
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Safely Sharing the Road with Farm Vehicles
Each year, Iowa farmers move nearly two billion bushels of grain and millions of livestock from production to market, much of it on the county and state highway system. Because all Iowans share the same roads, it helps to know what to look for. This brochure reviews three common ways farm vehicles are involved in traffic collisions with defensive driving tips given for each situation.

Previously known as PM 1629.
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Online review course for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser Examination
This course prepares individuals for the Iowa Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Examination.

The course is divided into the four major exam competency areas. Within each competency area are modules that cover the subject matter. In total, there are 26 modules with nearly 8 hours of recorded programming. For individuals preferring text over audio, scripts are provided as an alternative.

Each module includes a practice quiz of up to 10 questions randomly selected from a pool of questions for that module. Users may take each quiz up to three times. A practice exam covering information from all the modules is also available. It consists of 100 randomly selected questions. The practice exam may be taken a maximum of three times.


Registration for the Iowa CCA examination is not included in the purchase price of this course. For examination information please visit the International Crop Adviser website.
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$100.00
4-H Project Area Hot Sheets All
All of the current Iowa 4-H project area hot sheets in one downloadable document. A great resource for leaders or county staff who wish to help youth review all of their project area choices.
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Beef 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the 4-H beef project, you can select from a breeding animal or a market animal. Breeding animals allow you to start your herd while market animals produce meat products for people.
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Agronomy 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Get your hands dirty in agronomy! Find out how soils, bugs, beetles, and more affect your crops. Whether its corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, or silage, 4-H agronomy helps you learn what makes plants grow.
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Dairy Cattle 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The dairy industry is one of the foundations of agriculture. There's more to it than just producing milk! The dairy industry is a sophisticated one, and there's a lot to learn.
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Dairy Goat 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The dairy industry is one of the foundations of agriculture; there's so much more to it than just producing milk! Most think of only dairy cattle that produce dairy products. Time to consider the dairy goat project area.
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Dog 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Dogs make great pets! Dogs are also used for sport and to assist in working with livestock. The dog project area helps you explore what kind of dog fits into your family's lifestyle and how to be an excellent trainer and caretaker for your dog.
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Horse and Pony 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The horse and pony project area is exciting because you can participate whether you own a horse or not! Discover all the aspects of raising and riding horses.
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Meat Goat 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the meat goat project area, you can learn about breeds, health care, grooming, production, reproduction, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers! Learn about the fastest growing livestock project area in the country!
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Poultry 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the poultry project area, you can learn about the selection and raising of your birds, but you can also dive into learning about health issues, poultry products, and careers!
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Rabbit 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the rabbit project area, you can learn about the selection and raising your animals. Dive into learning more about rabbit health issues, management practices, and careers!
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Sheep 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the sheep project area, you can learn about breeds, selection, grooming, production, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers in the sheep industry.
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Swine 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In the swine project area, you can learn about breeds, health care, production, management, showmanship, marketing, and careers in the swine industry.
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Veterinary Science 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you have an animal you want to keep healthy? Are you interested in a career helping lots of animals stay healthy? The veterinary science project area enables you to explore and learn more about animal health in your home, club, and community.
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Clothing 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This 4-H project is designed to help you explore the world of clothing. Fashions fade -- learn to make your style your own and timeless in the clothing project. Discover what looks best on your body, how to make it, where to buy it, and how to care for it.
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Communication 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you talk to friends? Take part in a school play? Write reports? Read books? See how the world of communication impacts you every day by participating in the 4-H communication project area. Learn about yourself and others!
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Digital Storytelling 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
In this project area, you get to tell your story or the stories of others by learning all about the production process and technology that makes it possible. Zoom in on animation, video production, editing, sound production, image manipulation, and the secrets to telling a story.
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Home Improvement 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Have fun learning how to design your space while being kind to the environment. If you are interested in creating a new color scheme, selecting new accessories for a room, or to installing a new floor or window covers, this is the project for you.
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Music 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Music rocks! It’s all around us. It's in movies, TV, radio, computers, school, concerts, and just about everywhere! Music sets the mood and is the focus for voice or instrumental performances. Challenge yourself or learn to increase your skill level!
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Photography 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This project area is designed to help you explore the world of photography. From learning about camera equipment to capturing great images and sharing what you have learned with others, you are bound to love photography!
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Sewing 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Use your sewing skills and creativity to make clothes, pillowcases, horse blankets, or anything else that you can stitch, knit, or crochet!
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Visual Art 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you want to express yourself, be creative, and make an impression? The visual arts project area is for you. You can work with paint, chalk, metal, wood, origami, and computers
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Civic Engagement 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Make a difference. Discover the needs of your local community and beyond! Help others! Get into action! Civic engagement is the opportunity, right, and responsibility to contribute to shaping the world around you and provide service to others.
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Leadership 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Leaders influence and support others in a positive manner for a shared goal. Leaders aren’t just elected. You can be a leader of committees, small groups, and teams. Learning about yourself and how you work with others is a vital part of developing leadership skills.
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Child Development 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This 4-H project is designed to help you explore the world of child development. From discovering how children develop, creating safe places to grow, to learning leadership skills, you are bound to love all the opportunities available with child development projects!
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Consumer Management 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Use the consumer management project to get more bang for your buck! Find out how to use your money to get the things you want and need.
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Food and Nutrition 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This project area will help you discover the science behind food and how it fuels our bodies. Challenge yourself to prepare flavor-filled recipes with a balanced diet while learning how ingredients work together through cooking methods and to prepare foods safely.
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Health 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
From treating bug bites to finding safe playgrounds to starting a kids walk to school program, the 4-H health project area helps you explore health and wellness in your personal life as well as your home, club, community, country, and world.
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Aerospace 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you want to learn about flight or space? It's all about moving through air and space in this project area. Whether you're flying kites, hot air balloons, airplanes, rockets, or reaching for the stars with astronomy, learn about our universe and what's beyond the Milky Way.
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Computer Science 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Get connected with hardware and software! Explore the digital side of life by building computers or learning how to use or program them for gaming, staying connected, solving problems, and building virtual networks.
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Environment and Sustainability 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you want to make the Earth a better place to live? It is all about the environment in this project, whether it's plants, animal habitats, environmental issues, saving energy, renewable resources, or recycling! You pick the topic and then learn to make a difference.
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Horticulture 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
How does your garden grow? In this project area, you will learn how to plant it, dig it, grow it, show it, and eat it.
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Mechanics 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The mechanics project area examines a range of fields linked to practical applications of power, energy, and electricity. Experience this technology firsthand while increasing technical and scientific literacy, communications, and decision-making skills.
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Outdoor Adventures 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Do you like being outdoors? You can become the ultimate explorer by designing an outdoor adventure! Choose from backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, or hiking to create an adventure in the outdoors.
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Pets 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The pet project helps you explore what kind of pet fits into your family's lifestyle and how to be an excellent caretaker for your pet.
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STEM 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
This project area is designed to help you explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science is a way for us to look at and work to understand the world around us.
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Shooting Sports 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
The Safety and Education in Shooting Sports project area uses skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing life skills. The disciplines include archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader, and wildlife skills.
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Woodworking 4-H Project Area Hot Sheet
Woodworking is a valuable skill for a hobby, household repairs, or even a career. Learn about the types of wood, uses for various kinds of wood, how to make connections and joints, safety tips, and exhibit ideas from the very simple to the impressive!
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Regional Pest Alert - Blueberry Scorch Virus (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on blueberry scorch virus that includes origin, symptoms, biology, and management methods.
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Regional Pest Alert - Blueberry Shock Virus (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on blueberry shock virus that includes origin, symptoms, biology, and management methods.
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National Pest Alert - Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on thousand cankers disease that includes color photos, transmission, biology, host plants, symptoms and management methods.
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National Pest Alert - Spotted Wing Drosophila (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on spotted wing drosophila that includes color photos, information on damage, identification and monitoring methods.
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National Pest Alert - Zika Virus (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on zika virus that includes color photos, information on virus transmission, mosquito bite prevention methods, and the symptoms of zika virus.
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Communications Interview Tips and Tricks
Interviews are an important part of our lives. We may participate in an interview when we apply for a job or for college. Interviewing can strengthen and showcase your communication skills such as listening, nonverbal communication, clarity, confidence, and verbal communication. Here are some tips to help you prepare and practice for an interview.
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Iowa's Pastureland and Grazing 2013-2018
With 3.95 million cattle and calves, the cattle industry makes up 15% of Iowa's agricultural economy. This publication examines all aspects of pasture use and grazing among cattle in Iowa.
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Bull Rental and Lease Agreement Guide
No two bull rental or lease agreements are the same. This guide will walk producers through several steps to consider, whether they are looking to lease a bull or considering renting out some or all of their bull inventory.
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Record Keeping Worksheet Breeding Junior
This editable PDF can be filled out online, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions for Multiple Peril Crop Insurance
Find out about late planting and damaged crop situations for crop insurance coverage.
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Replacement Strategies for Farm Machinery
Analysis of four general replacement strategies, plus alternatives to acquiring machinery. Also includes info on income tax considerations.


Previously known as PM 1860.
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Regional Pest Alert - Western Bean Cutworm
A two-page handout on the western bean cutworm that includes color photos, origin, description, life cycle, damage, monitoring an control methods.

Previously known as EDC 370.
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Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Wheat Diseases
This publication shows fungicide efficacy ratings for control of certain wheat foliar diseases. Information was developed by the North Central Regional Committee on Management of Small Grain Diseases (NCERA-184). This publication was created by the Crop Protection Network, which includes authors from Land Grant universities across the North Central Region and Ontario. CSI

Available from the Crop Protection Network.
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National Pest Alert - Boxwood dieback (Unit=50)
A two-page handout on boxwood dieback (this is not the same as boxwood blight) that includes color photos, host range, disease epidemiology and management.
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Iowa Farmers and the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy: Survey Results from the Upper Mississippi-Maquoketa-Plum Watershed
This report summarizes data on farmer awareness, attitudes, and soil and water conservation practice use related to the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) in the Upper Mississippi-Maquoketa-Plum HUC6 watershed in northeast Iowa. The report will help interested stakeholders to track progress toward NRS goals on agricultural nutrient loss reduction and better understand related barriers and challenges.
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Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2019 Survey
Typical cash rental rates for high, medium, and low quality cropland, as well as land devoted to hay production, oats, pasture, and cornstalk grazing. This information can be useful in comparing rental rates among counties and farms of different levels of productivity.
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Flexible Farm Lease Agreements
This publication provides information needed to develop flexible farm lease agreements, where the actual rent is not determined until after the crop is harvested. Included is a flexible lease agreement worksheet and multiple examples.
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Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate
This publication guides owners and renters through the process of computing a cash rental rate for farmland.
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Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa - 2019
This publication contains estimates of production costs for common livestock enterprises in Iowa. Estimates are intended to reflect average or above-average levels of management using common types of technology. Input prices reflect expected average price levels during the year.
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Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms
Provides information about typical income levels generated by Iowa farms. Also illustrates other important measures and ratios that can help you evaluate the profitability, liquidity, and solvency of your own farm over time.

Worksheet and formulas included
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Nematode Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting soil samples for nematode identification and counts.

This form is for soybean cyst nematode egg counts, nematodes on corn, turfgrass nematodes, nematodes found in vegetable or fruit crop fields, as well as home gardens. Also includes instructions on collecting and shipping plant and soil samples for nematode analysis at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
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High Fructose Corn Syrup - How Sweet It Is
High fructose corn syrup is one of several products that can be made from corn. Find out more about how it is made and how it compares to sugar.
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Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - A collection of recipes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Containing over 70 recipes from Main Dishes, Appetizers, and Desserts to Soups, Salads, Sides, and even Snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars too!

Makes a great gift as well!
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Post Corn, Going to Soybean: Use Cereal Rye
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating cereal rye into a corn-soybean rotation.
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Post Soybean, Going to Corn: Use Oats
This publication is intended to provide a starting point for farmers who are new to cover crops. It provides information on integrating oats into a corn-soybean rotation.
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Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer
This publication answers questions about and offers insecticide options for controlling EAB. It is written for tree care specialists, arborists, and homeowners.
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Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll: 2018 Summary Report
Survey results for the 2018 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll discuss quality of life and farm financial well-being, rented land and who leads conservation efforts on rented land, and how the use of conservation practices has changed from 2016 to 2018. It also examines farmer attitudes on precision agriculture.
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Boosting Pasture Production
With feed costs representing half of a cow herd's production costs, increased grazing days can significantly reduce feed costs. This publication looks at ways beef cow producers can increase the productivity of their pasture acres, including pasture fertilization, overseeding and improved grazing management.
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Supplementing Pasture Grazing to Meet Beef Cow Requirements or Stretch Pasture Forage
There are times when grazing animals need nutritional supplementation due to low forage availability or poor quality. This publication helps better understand how to improve or maintain animal performance and prevent over-grazing while stretching available pasture forage.
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Managing Sacrifice Paddocks
Sacrifice paddocks allow cattle to receive supplemental feed while other paddocks are allowed to recover. This publication discusses how to manage those paddocks, feeding requirements for cattle, and tips for providing supplementation on pasture.
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Alternative Annual Forages
Many beef producers look to short-term or annual forages to stretch forage productivity, or extend the grazing season. This publication looks at both cool-season and warm-season annual grasses that can be grown to feed beef cattle. A large table includes information on planting and harvest dates, yield and quality of annual forages.
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Farm Financial Planning Program
This publication describes the one-on-one farm financial computer analysis service available from ISU Extension to assist farm operators in assessing cash flow and profitability in a format often requested by lenders.

Previously referenced as: PM 1775
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STEM-Lit to Go! Iowa
STEM-Lit to Go! is an innovative program that supports the development of STEM and literacy skills for K-3 youth.

This program utilizes a unique instructional framework that integrates inquiry-based STEM activities and carefully selected children's literature. Through a variety of engaging topics including coding, space, and ice cream. Children explore key STEM concepts such as the engineering design process and how to plan and conduct investigations.

Each lesson provides youth with a hands-on STEM experience and multiple opportunities to read, write, speak and listen about that experience. This exciting research-based program is designed to support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

STEM-Lit to Go! has been successfully implemented in both out-of-school time settings and in K-3 classrooms. This complete curriculum can be purchased in full or as individual lessons. Please review our Introduction and enjoy a complimentary lesson, A Chair for Bear, below.
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Complete Curriculum - All Lessons
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Introduction
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Lesson: A Chair for Bear
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Lesson: Blast Off 
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Lesson: Code Across Iowa
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Lesson: Hour at the Fair 
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Lesson: Marvelous Marshmallows
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Lesson: Munching Mysteries
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Lesson: Scream for Ice Cream
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Lesson: Sound All Around
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Lesson: Super Shapes
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Lesson: Take a Chance
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Lesson: Tricky Towers
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Lesson: Wonders of Nature
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Ensuring Food Safety in the Vineyard: Table Grapes
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on the reduction and prevention of food safety risks.

This publication highlights the FSMA Produce Safety Rule and how those regulations relate to growing table grapes by focusing on worker training; pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest activities; records; and visitors and u-pick customers.
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Ensuring Food Safety in the Vineyard: Wine Grapes
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on the reduction and prevention of food safety risks.

This publication highlights grapes grown for wine and the FSMA regulations that governs their growth and production.
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Agritourism Biosecurity Checklist
This checklist helps guide agritourism operators to better spot potential animal and human biosecurity risks in their operation.
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Agritourism Emergency Preparedness Checklist
This checklist helps guide agritourism operators to better plan for potential emergency situations.
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Agritourism Food Safety Checklist
This checklist helps guide agritourism operators to better ensure food safety for their visitors.
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Agritourism Negligence Mitigation Suggestions
This guide helps agritourism operators better understand legal risks that may be present on their operation.
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Agritourism Pesticide Safety Checklist
This checklist helps agritourism operators understand steps to use pesticides safely, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and proper storage and handling guidelines.
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Agritourism Play Area Checklist
This checklist helps guide agritourism operators to better provide safe public play areas in their operation.
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Private Pesticide Applicator Manual - Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Manual
The exam for material covered in this manual will not be available until September 1st, 2019. This manual updates and replaces the older PSEP 0001 manual.

This thorough manual covers information needed for private pesticide applicators. Topics include general information; laws and regulations; pesticide labeling; pest management; pests; pesticide formulations; pesticides and human health; personal protective equipment; pesticide storage and handling; emergency response, fires, and spills; pesticides and the environment; and pesticide application procedures.
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Foods for Iowa 4-H Fairs - Quick Reference Guide
Plan ahead for a successful fair experience. Use these guidelines to help select an acceptable product for exhibit, find an approved recipe source, and identify the appropriate preparation method.

This replaces 4H 3023 - Inappropriate Food Exhibits For Iowa 4-H Fairs.
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The Seafood HACCP Regulation and its Effects on Aquaculture
Fish processors are required by law to use preventive controls to keep unsafe products from reaching consumers. These controls are based on principles of a system called Hazzard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and focus on prevention rather than reactive measures. This publication discusses HACCP and how utilizing them can keep food safe for consumers.
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Aquatic Invasive Species HACCP in Baitfish and Aquaculture Operations
The potential exists for aquatic invasive species (AIS) to spread to uninfested waters through day-to-day operations of businesses dealing in wild harvested baitfish and aquacultured fish.

This publication discusses the AIS problem and how to minimize its risk while also detailing how to apply the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point concept.
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Leadership Development Training for Aquaculture Producers
Leadership training can be beneficial for aquaculture producers in the United State, many of which are part of a family farming business. This publication discusses how to structure a leadership development program and why they are important.
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ISU Extension and Outreach Red 5-gallon bucket
These 5-gallon sturdy plastic buckets made their debut at the 2018 Iowa State Fair and appeared again at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.



Want one for yourself? Get them here!!

Whether you are a Master Gardener, 4-H'er working on some projects, or a weekend warrior DIY-ing with home improvements - these buckets can help you accomplish your project(s).


Pick up at the Extension Store's Distribution Center in Ames is encouraged as postage may be abnormally high to send this product.

*contents displayed in image not included with bucket.
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