Week 7 in Region 4

Last week was another busy week for interns of Region 4, Taylor and Lauren. We spent the majority of our week in Worth County at the 4 Days of 4th of July Fun at Art Farm Iowa! We had a great time helping Art Farm set-up for the event, help serving food, and most importantly increase awareness of Monarch Butterflies! We continued to promote our Monarch Moments project. Through Monarch Moments, we encourage the public to make origami butterflies. For every butterfly made, there will be a milkweed seed planted on the Art Farm. This is a project unique to the area, as Monarchs have historically passed over Iowa during their summer migration.

In Cerro Gordo County, we spent time preparing for the Skill-A-Thon and Show Stock Buddies at the North Iowa Fair. For Skill-A-Thon, we finalized our worksheets and the logistics of how the activity will work. As for Show Stock Buddies, we spent time contacting the local paper about the practice show and the show at the fair.

Overall, it was a great week gearing up for the fair in Cerro Gordo County and celebrating the holiday weekend in Worth County!