Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

4-H Clover
May 18, 2017

Achievement Fair is a county mini-fair where Clay County 4-Hers have the opportunity to have their Human Sciences, Communications, and Clothing projects judged.  This event will take place on Tuesday, July 18 from 8:30am-3:00pm at the 4-H Exhibit Building & Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds. 

April 21, 2017

Bow Wow Basics will provide an overview of the summer dog obedience training sessions including agility, rally and handling demonstrations by experienced 4-Hers.  Bow Wow Basics, will be held in the 4-H Exhibit Building/Auditorium at the Clay County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 7, 4:00 pm.  4-Hers should please bring their dogs and a copy of a current rabies vaccination.  Parents also are encouraged to attend the event!

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
March 31, 2017

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2017 garden season.  Sign up before April 20th so we can get your plot reserved!

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.

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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