County News

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.

December 11, 2015

The 4-H Diamond Clover Awards Program is designed to encourage 4-H youth to engage in a variety of projects and activities that will enable members to acquire the life skills necessary to lead successful lives as competent, caring, and contributing citizens.  The program’s overall goal is to provide 4-H members a rich and diverse learning experience.

Jacob Schomaker with Scramble Calf
November 24, 2015

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.

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.

October 20, 2015

Registration is now full for all area 4th – 8th grade students to attend “Fall STEM Fest 2015” hosted by Northwest Iowa Community College and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4H and Youth Programs. Fall STEM Fest is on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

October 19, 2015

You may apply for up to two of the Special Awards.  Attach a 500 word essay for each award you are applying for.  There are guidelines to follow under each award description. You may apply for and win each award more than once except the “I Dare You” award.  SUBMIT TO CLUB LEADER OR OFFICE BY DECEMBER 1.If turned in after December 1, 1 point will be deducted from your total points for each award.

October 19, 2015

Clay County 4-H Awards information and forms for Recordkeeping Awards, Project Area Awards, and Membership Awards.

October 7, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Clay County is offering a food safety training for food service managers Wednesday, October 28, at the Clay County Extension office in Spencer.

October 2, 2015

National 4-H Week is October 4th-10th.  In Celebration of this event, Clay County Extension has declared Wednesday, October 7th "Go Green" Day.  We would like to encourage all 4-H youth, volunteers and supporters to wear your 4-H shirt (or green)on that day in support of the Clay County 4-H program.

August 7, 2015

This is an opportunity for K-3 children to showcase at the Clay County Fair in the 4-H Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, September 15, 6:30pm.  Participants will have the opportunity discuss their stuffed animal (or other plush creature or friend) with a caring adult and to show an audience their stuffed animal.  Please call fill out the entry form at this link to enter.  A limit on entries may be imposed for time constraints, so enter today!  Please share with your friends, all K-3 youth are welcome!  Check out the K-3 Stuffed animal show video at:

https://youtu.be/9u-p2E0P6bc

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