Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Adv Feeder Class
June 22, 2017

Fourteen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 19 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood.  Animals were weighed and ultrasound scanned, and the youth worked with ISU Extension and Outreach staff and feed industry representatives to calculate their total cost of production.  They used their actual feed fed with fixed costs for many feed ingredients, yardage, chute costs, feeder prices, and their actual costs for any additional costs.  The youth were then interviewed by a judge while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judge placed the youth based on their knowledge and interview skills, their cost of production, calf performance, visual conformation of the cattle and market readiness.  A showcase was then held to exhibit their animals for the audience with the participants explaining the performance and costs for their project, and the judge sharing his comments and thoughts.

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.

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 24, 2017

It's that time of year again to recruit new County Council members for 2017-18. If you will be in grades 11 or 12 in the fall of 2017, you can apply for County Council. Council members are active role models in Clayton County 4-H, and they gain valuable leadership and team-building life skills.  Applications are due June 23.  Interviews will be July 6.

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

County 4-H Blog    

Clayton County 4-H Family Handbook                                                                Share-a-Heifer Form

                                                   

Clubs & Leaders                                                                    Area & State Information

County Council Members                                                   Iowa 4H Weekly News

Extension Youth & 4H Committee                                  Pine Bluff 4H Camp

Green Team                                                                            Big Four Fair - Postville

Clayton County Fair                                                             Area School Websites
                                                                               

Record Keeping Forms                                                        Iowa FFA Web Site

4-H Awards                                                                              

Shooting Sports                                                      

 

 

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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