Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Roger Clarke, our 2016 4-H Hall of Fame inductee with his cake
March 17, 2017

The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, supporters and pioneers who have made a significant contribution to the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program.  Nominations must be received by May 15, 2017 in the form of a letter or email to the Clay County Extension Office, 110 West 4th Street, Suite 100, Spencer.

3 members of the Rabbit Ranglers 4-H Club
March 15, 2017

Bring your rabbit and see all the interesting and fun things that the rabbit project area has to offer. What if you don’t have a rabbit…join us any way we can help you get started.  Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30am-12:00pm at the Southpark Mall in Spencer.

Barn Quilt Example
March 10, 2017

The Clay County 4-H Club, the Lincoln Lions, presents a new Barn Quilt Club Challenge for all Clay County 4-H Clubs.   The Clay County Fair is observing it’s Centennial this year so let’s join them in that celebration!  The extension office will have 12 barn quilt designs to choose from as well as a list of the possible buildings in which the 4’ x 4’ barn quilts can be hung.

2017 Plunge Flyer
March 7, 2017

Middle school youth in grades 6 through 8 are invited to attend 'PLUNGE INTO 4-H' camp on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29 at Camp Foster-YMCA near Spirit Lake. The event will feature team building activities, campfires, horseback riding, wall climbing, archery, service projects and more. Register now to guarantee your spot!

February 13, 2017

Are you looking for educational fun for club meetings or a club project?  Then look no further, the fun and exciting Block-Out Club Challenge is here for 2017.

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

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