Week 7 in Region 17

With a slow start to our week within the region the Story county team was able to step back and take note of our projects. We spent Monday and Tuesday looking over each project in order to find where we were, what needed more work, and how to make sure everything was finished by our deadlines. This reflection was able to provide clear insight on which elements of our projects required more focus. 

Cultivating Hope

Early in the week we began to push more into the connections and business aspects of our projects working for the cultivating hope 4 H club. With the completion of the sponsorship information packet we were able to begin reaching out to potential sponsors to spread the word of the club and its benefits. We also began reaching out to local businesses about donating prizes for a silent auction at a Cultivating Hope 4 H awareness night where all proceeds will go to the club. 

Rising Star Learning Day

Thursday was spent with the rest of our fellow Rising Star interns learning about different sections of ISU Extension both on and off campus. Our day began at the ISU Horticulture Center speaking to the different professionals about the ins and outs of the different sections of gardens and grow areas. We listened to presentations from specialists about agriculture, pest management, environmental change and nutrition. It was also a great time to talk with the other interns and get to know the types of projects that they had all been working on out in their respective counties.