4-H trip to ISU Agronomy Day sparks a lot of learning

Washington County 4-H was excited to participate in the 4th annual Iowa State 4-H Experience Agronomy Event on April 7. 4-H?ers from across the state were invited to this event hosted by Iowa State Agronomy Club. They learned about the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social, and environment while learning about Iowa Learning Farms, intergrated pest management and international agriculture. They also took part in sessions with technology in agriculture and a food packaging event to support local food needs.

Approximately 40 students participated from across the state. Washington County send nine 4-Hers including: Jackson Hesseltine, Garrett Conway, Curtis Stender, Jacey Berg, Blake Sheetz, Aiden McGuire, Hunter Sieren, Jade Sheetz, and Tess Berdo. Their group leaders were uniquely Washington County 4-H alum Adam Guy and Miranda Romoser, both students at Iowa State and members of the ISU Agronomy Club.

For more information on how to get involved with similar trips through Washington County 4-H as a volunteer or member, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811. Follow ?Washington County 4-H ? Iowa? on Facebook to see more photos from this trip and for up to date information on other 4-H events and youth programming for Washington County.