Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 21, 2014

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 2923 exhibits for the county fair competition according to Tammy Muller, County 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator.   The 160th annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for July 30 – August 4, 2014 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National (5 miles north of Garnavillo).

July 9, 2014

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members recently competed in their annual Advanced Cattle Feeding Program on June 16 in Edgewood. Participants entered their cattle into the program in December and began tracking all of their income and expenses. On June 16 their projects were ultra-sounded for market acceptability.  Presentations were given to a judge and to the crowd in attendance and the participants were ranked on their knowledge of their cattle.

May 22, 2014

Fourth through sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in summer in Art Camps with hands on projects by local artists.  Click here for Registration Form.   Camps are Monday-Thursday 9 am -noon.  Elkader's Camp begins June 30.  Guttenberg's Camp begins July 7.

May 15, 2014

500 parents, students and guests from school districts throughout Northeast Iowa made their way to Calmar on Thursday, April 24, for the second annual Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival. This free event, offered students a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experiments and activities provided.

April 29, 2014

Families from throughout Northeast Iowa made their way to Calmar on Thursday, April 24, to experience the second annual Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on the Northeast Iowa Community College Campus.   The STEM Festival offered the more than 500 students, parents, teachers and guests in attendance a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experiments and activities provided. Iowa’s 4-H program has a long standing tradition of STEM inclusion in its programming.

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

County 4-H Blog                                                                      Share-a-Heifer Form

Clayton County 4-H New Member Guide                                                                                                            

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.

  • 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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