County News

September 27, 2016

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.

July 25, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Farm Bureau and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association want to help you prepare for the new VFD requirements.  Livestock producers, veterinarians and feed industry representatives are invited to attend any of the upcoming meetings:  Emmetsburg-Aug. 22, Orange City-Aug. 23, and Storm Lake-Aug. 23.  Meetings are free of charge, please see flyer for RSVP.

July 7, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Clay County Farm Service Agency will hold an informational meeting on July 22 in Spencer.  The meeting will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Clay County Extension office in Spencer.  The address is 110 West Fourth Street in Spencer, Iowa.

June 17, 2016

Coming to Spencer on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00pm at the 4-H Auditorium, Clay County Fairgrounds.  Please call 262-2264 or e-mail for more information or to register.

June 16, 2016

Here is all the information you should need for Achievement Fair on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 8-4pm (with the fashion show to follow). 

June 14, 2016

A grant writing workshop is scheduled to be presented in Clay County July 21 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

May 23, 2016

Clay County would like to encourage each county office to offer and promote in your county the 4-H District Communication and Clothing Events. These events will be held during the Clay County Fair from September 10-18 with the 4-H District Communication and Clothing Events occurring on each of the weekends.

April 28, 2016

Bow Wow Basics will be held in the 4-H Exhibit Building/Auditorium on Sunday, May 1, 5:00 pm.  4-Hers should bring their dogs (must have a current rabies vaccine) and parents are encouraged to attend the event!

Bow Wow Basics will provide an overview of the summer dog obedience sessions including agility, rally and handling demonstrations by experienced 4-Hers.

March 22, 2016

Clay County 4-H is seeking nominations for the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee.

March 3, 2016

Are you looking for something fun and worthwhile to do at club meetings or as a club project?  Then look no further as a fun and exciting new Club Challenge is just being unveiled - The Block-Out Club Quilt Challenge!

March 2, 2016

If you like to talk, cook, build, sing, dance, play a musical instrument, buy or sew clothing, we have the perfect event for you!  Join us for the "It's More Than Talking" open house on Sunday, March 20th from 4-6pm at the Extension office to learn more about upcoming communication events!

March 1, 2016

Palo Alto and Clay County Extension and Outreach is hosting an informational meeting regarding wind turbine contracts on Tuesday, March 15th from 10am to 12pm at the VFW in Emmetsburg, and 2pm to 4pm at The Spencer School Administration Building in Spencer.  Please call the Extension office to register at 712-852-2865 (Emmetsburg) or 712-262-2264 (Spencer).

February 18, 2016

Clay County 4-H Seniors

Are you planning to continue educational opportunities following high school graduation?  We encourage you to apply for scholarships sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Youth Council and the Clay County Bankers Association.

February 11, 2016

This free workshop is being offered at the Clay County Regional Events Center on Wednesday, March 23rd from 1:30-4:00pm.  Participants attending this meeting will develop a better understanding of the benefits and constraints related to stover harvest based on the available research information.

January 27, 2016

Join us on Saturday, February 20th from 9 am to 3:30 pm at Dordt College for a STEM-ulating time.  This Free event is open to 4th-8th Grades.  Pre-registration is required.

January 19, 2016

Profitability of high-priced replacement females will come only as a result of many years of productivity in the herd.  Plan to attend a Feb. 2 clinic in Cherokee, Iowa to learn more ways to keep her working for you.  This clinic will focus on current genetic and phenotypic tools that can be utilized to improve cow longevity and enhance lifetime productivity.

January 19, 2016

Ida County Extension and Outreach Office will host one of three Iowa locations linked to an in-person meeting in West Point, Nebraska for a portion of the meeting on February 9 at 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Iowa participants will be able to ask questions and participate with Nebraska producers. 

January 8, 2016

Do you have a windbreak on your farm or acreage?  Do you need one?  How do you start?  Are there any financial incentives to help with the cost?

December 11, 2015
Club Leaders/Project Area Leaders

Each year we need a few logistical reports from all of our clubs and project area leaders who meet on a regular basis.  These include club audits, inventory reports and club program planners.  Please turn in these forms to the Extension office by January 15th.

November 9, 2015

On Wednesday, November 25th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a free workshop in Spencer.   Smart Choice: Health Insurance is designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.   The workshop will be held from 12-1 p.m. in the Maple Conference Room at the Spencer Hospital.  Lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to eat during the presentation if you are attending on your lunch break.

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