4-H-Logo“Dare to Discover” is the theme of this year’s Iowa 4-H Conference underway this week on the Iowa State University campus. Conference coordinator Brenda Allen says the three-day event will attract 850 members from across the state.

“The conference is a leadership development conference and has lots of different components,” Allen says. “There are young people who will participate in educational workshops. We have three exciting motiviational keynote speakers. They’ll also be doing community service projects around Story and Boone counties.”

Allen says the conference helps young people in becoming more active in their communities. “We’re excited that they get a chance to build their leadership skills, improve their communication skills,” Allen says. “Through their workshops, they’ll also be studying different subjects they’re interested in and develop some mastery in those areas.” The conference opened Tuesday and runs through Thursday.

(Reporting by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)