Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

February 1, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County hosted a new 4-H member night on Sunday, January 31 at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader.  17 youth and their parents explored the 4-H town of “Cloverville”.  The event was planned and organized by Extension staff, volunteers and the county 4-H Council.

January 26, 2016

A delegation of thirty-two 4-H members and eighteen adults will be traveling to Washington DC soon. In preparing for safe travel and fiscal responsibility, the regional 4-H citizenship group met on Sunday, January 24, to hear directly from a 4-H Alumni who has experienced 4-H travels personally.  Susie Anderson, Business Banking Administrator, with First Citizen’s Bank in New Hampton reviewed the 7 Tips for Keeping Safe While Traveling, explained travel money options, shared examples of personal money holders and provided information to secure financial processes in case of an emergency.

December 18, 2015

From communications to agriculture and natural resources, Northeast Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, February 20th at the First United Methodist Church in New Hampton, in selected project fields preparing for 2016 county and state fair contests. New judges are needed in the counties that represent Northeast Iowa.  The specialized judges training prepares the adult evaluators in subject matter, rules and standards for the upcoming 4-H fair season.

dairy goat
January 22, 2016

Each year the Iowa Dairy Goat Association (IDGA) promotes interest in dairy goats in our state. One of the ways IDGA encourages our young people in this aspect of agriculture is through the Share-A-Kid program. Winners of the Share-A-Kid program receive a free doeling, as well as one year of free membership in IDGA. Winning applicants are selected from the essays and supporting material (such as photos/artwork, etc) that they send in. Application deadline is March 15.

January 20, 2016

The Clayton County 4-H Lock-In will be held at Northeast Iowa YMCA in Postville on Friday, March 4 starting at 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 5. This event is for youth in grades 6, 7 & 8. Pre-registration is required and due to the Extension Office by February 25.

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

County 4-H Blog                                                                      Share-a-Heifer Form

Clayton County 4-H Family Handbook                                                                                                        

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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