Inside IECA Government Relations

Iowa Legislative Insider

Wedesday, February 17, 2021 | Virtual Event

8:30 - 10:45 AM

4-H and extension council members in the Capitol gallery

Extension Council members and 8th-12th grade youth are invited to experience government and public policy at work inside the Iowa Capitol and beyond!

The Iowa Legislative Insider is an opportunity for county extension council members and 8th- 12th grade students to get an inside look at the legislative process. Participants will meet the Lieutenant Governor, learn about the life of a legislative page, hear from legislators, and explore the role a lobbyist plays in crafting legislation. The event will be capped off with an in-depth look at global food policy presented by the World Food Prize.

There is no fee to participate, however pre-registration is required. In addition to extension council members, this year’s virtual event is open to both 4-H members and non-members who are 8th grade or older. We invite both individuals as well as teachers/classrooms to register. The virtual link to join will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.

Register Now.


8:30 - 9:30  A View from the Insiders

  • Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg
  • State Representative Ross Wilburn
  • Emily Piper, Multi-client Lobbyist
  • Iowa Legislative Pages

9:30 - 9:45  Break

9:45 - 10:45  Inside Food Policy

  • Making Tough Choices, World Food Prize staff Joi Latson and Kelsey Tyrell
  • Global Food Policy, Beau Nistler, 4-H Alumni and Elementary School Teacher in Thailand