Inside IECA Government Relations

Iowa Legislative Insider

Pre-registration for the Legislative Insider is closed. You are still welcome to register on site on the day of the event.  However, we cannot guarantee a lunch will be available. We can also not guarantee shirts will be available for 4-H members.

For details about the day, please view the Information for Registrants link in the right-hand sidebar.

If you have questions, please contact IECA Executive Director Jennifer Vit, 515-291-9186.

The Iowa Extension Council Association Board of Directors would like to invite all extension council members, extension supporters and senior-level 4-H members to our annual legislative day on Wednesday, February 9. 

The Legislative Insider is an opportunity for participants to learn and experience the legislative process. 4-H and extension council members will meet with legislators, hear from elected officials, network with one another and participate in workshops about youth action, civil discourse, and youth-adult partnerships.


  • Open to county extension council members, 4-H members in grades 8-12 and Extension supporters.
  • Extension council members will serve as volunteer mentors for participating 4-H members.
  • Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register


  • 9:00 a.m. - Registration at the Wallace Building
  • 9:30 - Legislative update and conversations with student legislative pages
  • 10:30 - Visit with legislators at the Capitol
  • 12:15 p.m. – Depart for the Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - Workshops (rotate to all three): Youth in Action, Civil Discourse, Youth-Adult Partnerships
  • 2:45 - Capstone Conversation
  • 3:00 - Depart for home


Learn more about the Legislative Insider

3 Minutes on the Legislative Insider video title screen