4-H horse project leaders are invited to attend a training session Feb. 29 and March 21. The program will be offered over the Iowa Communications Network, and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. both evenings. It will originate from the Iowa State University campus.

The Feb. 29 session will focus on age-appropriate activities, opportunities at the Iowa Horse Fair, resource materials for project meetings and a sneak preview of the ethics videotape. The March 21 session will include the 2000 Iowa State Fair rule changes, a preview of the helmet videotape, identification and leasing rules, ideas to motivate youth and parents and shared ideas from horse project leaders.

The following sites will host the training session:

--Alta, Alta High School;

--Ames, Scheman Building, ICN Classroom 160;

--Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College, 32B;

--Dike, Dike High School;

--Estherville, Estherville High School;

--Fort Dodge, Area Education Agency;

--Ida Grove, Ida Grove High School;

--Lewis, Wallace Farm/ISU Learning Center;

--Mason City, North Iowa Area Community College, ICN Classroom 4;

--Muscatine, Muscatine High School;

--Osceola, Public Library;

--Ottumwa, Southern Prairie Area Education Agency, ICN Classroom, 2814, North Court St.;

--Pocahontas, Pocahontas High School;

--Red Oak, National Guard Armory;

--Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, ICN Classroom 1, Building D Room 402;

--Sidney, High School;

--West Des Moines, Valley High School;

--West Union, North Fayette High School, ICN Classroom, North Pine St.

For more information or to register for the training session, contact your local county extension office or Denise Schwab at the State 4-H office, 515-294-3187.

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