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May 2017 4-H Newsletter

County News

fair entry
June 19, 2017

4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit at the Clayton County Fair are reminded that fair entries are by July 1.   Again this year all 4-H & FFA fair entries will be done electronically through Fairentry.com.  The Clayton County Extension Office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on June 30 to accommodate 4-H & FFA members with their fair entries.

June 14, 2017

The Clayton County Fair is looking for 4 individuals to honor during the 2017 Clayton County Fair. Your help is needed to identify Clayton County Citizens who have made a significant contribution to their communities, while exemplifying the qualities and characteristics associated with Iowa – integrity, dependability, sense of community and a strong work ethic.  Winners will be recognized on stage at the fair, have reserved seating for the evenings entertainment  and receive 2 free tickets into the fair for that day.  Nominations are due July 1.  Complete a nomination form and send or drop off at the Clayton County Extension Office in Elkader.

June 8, 2017

Fayette County 4-H’ers at the Growing Greener 4-H Greenhouse and the Steinlage family at Flolo Farms will host soil health expert and conservation agronomist Ray Archuleta for two field days- one focused on youth activities and another geared toward professional farmers.

May 31, 2017

Day camps offer the chance for hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures, and most of all - FUN! This year Clayton County Extension and Outreach is offering a variety of day camps for youth completing grades K – 6.Camps will be offered in Edgewood, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Marquette, Monona, and Strawberry Point.  Early bird registration deadline is June 1 and registration closes when the camp is full or one week prior to camp.  New this year is an online registration process. Register online with the following link:   www.tinyurl.com/clayton-camp. All materials are provided - just bring a sack lunch and drink. You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate, so invite a friend and join the fun!

May 26, 2017

Grassroots Grazing is an introduction to management intensive and rotational grazing for producers who want to optimize forage and livestock production, increase market access, and conserve natural resources.

http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/news/GrassrootsGrazing2017.html

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