County News

August 31, 2016

Over 70 4-H youth and adults participated in the regional retreat on August 28 in Winneshiek County at the Decorah Lutheran Church.  Participating counties included Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.  Leadership training was done through Olympic-style team building activities.

August 29, 2016
Creature Craze Theme.  Register here.
 
Members must be 6-10 years old.  Programs are limited to 12 participants.

Ed-Co- Sept 26, Oct 28, Nov 11 (9am-Noon) @ Edgewood Community Center

Starmont- Oct 21, Nov 4 (2:30-5:30pm) @ Strawberry Point Library

Central- Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 10, 17 (2-3 pm) @ TBD

August 29, 2016

Master Gardener Training Begins in September
ISU Extension and Outreach core training course offered this fall
Ames, Iowa – Become an Iowa Master Gardener by completing the core training course this fall through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County office. Gardeners will learn best practices for choosing plants, designing gardens and managing pests. Classes in Clayton start on September 27, 2016.
 

August 24, 2016

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.

August 22, 2016

Clayton County 4-H'ers contributed to more than 3950 entries judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

"4-H exhibits at the Iowa State Fair show the accomplishments of 4-H’ers. Having an exhibit selected for the Iowa State Fair is an honor for the 4-H’ers,” said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. “Exhibits celebrate the accomplishments of 4-H’ers and provide a showcase to share what was learned with the public."

September 26, 2016

In an effort to protect human and animal health from the rise of antibiotic resistance, the Food and Drug Administration has issued new guidelines that will regulate medically important antibiotic use in animal feed.

September 26, 2016

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

September 26, 2016

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

September 13, 2016

Visit with Iowa DNR forestry professionals and ISU Extension Forestry Specialists at the Yellow River State Forest on October 6, 2016.

September 13, 2016

Join the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for a two-day tour of Wisconsin dairies, Nov. 10-11.

September 8, 2016

Recent floods and excess water could mean changes to livestock and crops management this harvest season.  Many of the effects are yet to be determined as the standing crop still grows and each field and/or farm is affected differently.

September 1, 2016

It takes work to increase young children’s interest in learning and build their language skills, but there are ways to make it fun, says Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

August 31, 2016

The flash flooding in northeast Iowa has left many producers wondering what to do next. In many areas, the flooding of 2016 reached record levels.

August 30, 2016

Clayton County 4-H members earned recognition as communicators at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.  4-H'ers compete in three categories of oral communication -- educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking and one in visual communication. Almost any time fairgoers come into the 4-H Exhibits Building at the state fair  they can learn from a 4-H member participating in a communications activity.

August 30, 2016

Winneshiek County Extension has received funding for a new project supporting beginning farmers in the five counties of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek.

August 29, 2016

ISU Extension is increasing its support for beginning farmers. Two opportunities for farmers in northeast Iowa were recently announced.

August 17, 2016

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $244,071.60 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 8, 2016.  Sold in the auction were 81 market beef, 158 swine, 21 lambs, 20 meat goats, 21 lots of poultry and 10 rabbit lots.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point and Mike Monroe, Postville.

August 16, 2016

Palmer amaranth is an invasive weed that is native to the southwestern United States. Over the last three years, however, the weed has made its way into Iowa and has been identified in at least nine counties, most recently in Madison, Clayton, Washington and Crawford counties.

August 8, 2016

As August arrives, families begin to think about “back to school” routines. Cindy Thompson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

July 22, 2016

Clayton County Extension Youth & 4-H Committee is pleased to announce the new members for the 2016-17 4-H County Council. 4-H members selected were Andrey Shirbroun, Farmersburg; Carson Wille, Strawberry Point; Cody Mueller , Strawberry Point; Julie Lenth, Luana;  Kristi Eberhardt, Elkader; Levi Tuecke,  Garnavillo; Mackenzie Vlazny, Farmersburg; Melanie Lane, Elkader and Tracy Curran, St. Olaf. These new members will help lead and implement the Clayton County 4-H program this coming year.

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