County News

January 9, 2015
January 8, 2015

All webinars count towards Master Gardener educational hours.Master Gardeners gain educational hours while learning about how to support school gardens, food banks, community gardens, and more. All sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, and Mar. 12 at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lyon County.

January 2, 2015

Land value survey shows decrease in value of $773 per acre

December 11, 2014

The main focus for Forrette will be working to support the 400 4-H volunteers that mentor youth.  “Clay County 4-H volunteers are the heart of the program, and I look forward to working with each one of them”.

December 9, 2014

“Crop Advantage Series brings the latest crop production information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach,” states Kassel. “Each location features key statewide topics as well as a program developed by your ISU field agronomists for northwest Iowa.”

December 5, 2014

4-H Swimming/Ice Skating Party 
Monday, December 29
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sioux Center All-Season Center

November 24, 2014

 Real Colors® provides users with an effective tool for understanding human behavior, for uncovering motivators specific to each temperament and for improving communication skills.

November 21, 2014

Additional meetings are scheduled for Northwest Iowa and throughout the state.  Please contact your local County Extension Office for dates and locations or to register.  

November 13, 2014

Iowa State University has completed their fall survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa

November 3, 2014

Informational Meetings Offered Across Northwest Iowa in November and December.  Clay County Meeting will be Friday November 21, 2014 at the Spencer Community Theater from 9:00am to 11:30am.

Jacob Schomaker with Scramble Calf
October 24, 2014

The purpose of the Scramble Calf project is to provide an educational beef production experience for beef project members and to also provide a mentoring opportunity.

October 17, 2014

This is an excellent class for anyone who has a role or interest in community organizations, boards, councils, elected positions, or who has an interest in the topic for professional development purposes.

October 17, 2014

Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates.

October 16, 2014

 “In this course you’ll learn how to make your money work for you.”

October 14, 2014

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Clay County has an opening for the Associate Director of Youth Programming, who will provide leadership to a growing 4-H program as well as other educational programs for youth. 

September 29, 2014

The ISU Extension Clay County office is hosting a professional development class on “How to Strategically Plan and Perform in a Chaotic Non-Profit World” on Thursday, October 15 at the Iowa Lakes Community College Spencer Campus.

September 5, 2014
“Effective Leadership” will be taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development Specialist, Jane Goeken.  In this all-day session, participants will learn how to lead effective meetings, deal with controversy, and manage change when working with boards or other groups.  Those attending will improve their leadership skills, and increase their effectiveness in their professional positions, volunteer roles, and in their community.
August 25, 2014

The 2014 Iowa State Fair, held in Des Moines, ran from August 7 through August 17 and found many 4-H youth from Clay County competing in 4-H static exhibit, clothing and communication events.  The Iowa State Fair is a great part of Iowa’s heritage and hosts an abundance of opportunities for 4-Hers and their families.

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