Week 5 in Region 4: Worth County Fair!

The Worth County Fair was full of excitement for the Rising Stars in Region 4, Taylor and Lauren. We spent the beginning of the week preparing display boards to showcase Iowa State Extension on Wednesday. With this board, we interacted with fairgoers answering questions about extension and Iowa State University. The board hit the four education areas, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and Human Sciences. The display also highlighted subtopics within them. We had a coloring sheet as an activity for the youth to encourage them to engage in the display, as well.

After displaying our ISU Extension and Outreach board, we headed to the Pet Show where we assisted taking photos and Lauren served as the judge. On Thursday, we spent our morning at Art Farm Iowa constructing a bike rack, planting new flowers, and weeding our garden. In the afternoon, we collected judging cards and took photos of the Livestock Judging Contest. Friday’s display showcased the Iowa State University Rising Star Program and Art Farm Iowa. We communicated what the program is and what projects we are working on with emphasis on Art Farm Iowa projects. In addition to the display, we demonstrated how to make an origami butterfly. Art Farm Iowa plans to make a community exhibit for the butterflies to be showcased and plant a milkweed seed for every butterfly created for the program!

In Cerro Gordo County, we gathered more supplies for the upcoming Show Stock Buddies workshop and scheduled more Fresh on Friday dates! We worked on perfecting the craft and team builder activity for the upcoming buddies workshop. We made plans for activities for Fresh on Fridays! We decided, to compliment the Fresh on Fridays garden theme, “Eat a Rainbow,” by creating a cookbook utilizing Spend Smart Eat Smart recipes!