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October 2016 4-H Family Newsletter

4-H & FFA Award Sponsor List for 2016 Clayton County Fair

County News

September 23, 2016

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Clayton County will be celebrating all things 4-H during National 4-H Week October 2-8. Throughout the month of October local 4-H clubs will be promoting 4-H and their club work through displays, posters, skits and presentations.

September 21, 2016

K-3rd grades in the MFL Mar Mac district are invited to a day camp on Monday, Oct 10 from 9-3.  Students will learn to code Minecraft Games, make homemade ice cream and bring their favorite online games to life.  Registration is online only: https://goo.gl/forms/PDFCuNtfn288OwDb2

September 20, 2016

Clayton County 4-H won the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on August 31 in Boone, Iowa.  They competed against youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana.  Team members are Max Gibson, Ted Hilgerson, Andrey Shirbroun, Cole Deitchler and Matt Whittle.  Coaches are Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun.

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 8, 2016

Clayton County is proud to recognize Jean Whittle of Volga as the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. She was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 21. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 119 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Jean as has volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clayton County, whether it is taking tickets or scrambling eggs at the annual brunch, chaperoning the Lock-In, or clerking the poultry show at the fair. Whenever there is a need, Jean steps up!

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September 20, 2016 12:21 PM

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