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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Clay County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

County News

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.

August 4, 2014

Donations to the Clay County 4-H Endowment help local youth to become strong leaders, effective communicators and develop generosity through citizenship and community service projects.

April 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual youths ages 10 to 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects.  The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by youths participating in 4-H Clubs, FFA, or a similar organization.

Featured "At Work for Iowa" article

Farmers talking to farmers and learning from each other will help Iowa ramp up water quality efforts and implement new management practices to carry out the state’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The goal is to reduce the nitrogen and phosphorus loads in water leaving farm lands.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 4, 2014 08:51 AM

A three-location tour in southeast Iowa will provide a look at expansion options for innovative beef cattle facilities.

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