County News

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:

August 4, 2015

Clover Kids is an after school science program conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on Early out days in Spencer.  Students will participate in a recreational activity, crafts, and hands on learning that encourages creativity and play.  A snack will be provided.

July 24, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Weeds, herbicides and the effectiveness of herbicides to control weeds are topics of agronomic and economic importance to farmers and agribusinesses. It is so important that Iowa State University Extension and Outreach field agronomists are hosting Weeds Week, a weeklong series of informational meetings. The half-day sessions will be held Aug. 3-7 at five Iowa State University research farms.

July 17, 2015

August workshops on nutrient testing and manure application may help improve farmers income

July 17, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach - Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with Clay County Conservation Board to host “Outdoor Adventures” SpIn Events.  The fun and educational events led by Clay County Naturalist, Stacie Young, were offered to area youth in grades K-12.

July 8, 2015

The Science of Parenting blog now is available via text message. It’s another way Iowans can get research-based parenting information from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

June 30, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Clay County 4-H Youth Development program hosted a NASA STEM camp for youth in the area.

June 30, 2015

More than half of Iowa farmland is rented.  In some Iowa locations, as much as 70 percent of the land is farmed by farmers who don’t own the land. 

In Northwest Iowa, the result is many conversations and negotiations between farmland owners and producer-tenants to determine what makes sense for farmland leases and cash rental rates.

These are just a few reasons why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers workshops designed to answer questions that land owners and tenants have about farmland leasing and land values.

These workshops will be held across northwest Iowa counties starting July 23 through July 31.

June 5, 2015

The Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program is combining citizenship and compassion by again hosting the “Community Compassion” event during the Clay County Fair. Clay County 4-Hers will have the opportunity to grow in compassion and to help others by donating one of their own human sciences exhibits.

May 28, 2015

Kanawha, Iowa – Crop management, nitrogen management and crops grown for an energy source will highlight the summer field day of the Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm on June 25th from 9am-1pm.

May 20, 2015

The Clay County Conquistadors 4-H Horse Show will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa starting at 11am.

May 20, 2015

The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine field specialists to offer free training and preparation sessions aimed at helping Iowa pork producers prepare for a Common Swine Industry Audit (CSIA).

May 14, 2015

The ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with Arts on Grand and Katie Hughes to offer an afternoon of creativity to area youth in grades 4-12.

May 14, 2015

The College of Design at Iowa State University is pleased to offer a number of summer youth programs geared toward immersing middle and high school participants in the world of art and design.

Class offered in Okoboji on June 16, 2015. 

April 30, 2015

Iowa State University has completed their spring survey of subsoil moisture in northwest Iowa, says Paul Kassel, ISU Extension Field Agronomist located in Spencer.  Subsoil moisture levels are checked in the spring in many northwest Iowa counties.

April 27, 2015

Clay County 4-H is seeking nominations for the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee.

PHOTO: Albert Grunenwald, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, presented Roger and Kay Zieman with a special certificate commemorating their induction into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

April 10, 2015

ISU Extension Clay County will be hosting a free workshop to area businesses interested in selling their goods or services to city, county, state or federal government agencies.  This one-hour event will cover how to locate a Government Contracting Specialist through CIRAS, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Center for Industrial Research and Service, and how they can help you through this process.

March 31, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program partnered with Amanda Bare, Clay County 4-H Committee Member and Club Leader by bringing an afternoon of knitting and of counted cross stitch to the area youth.

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