County News

April 15, 2014

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 20-22, 2014.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!

April 10, 2014

ISU Forestry Extension, IDNR Foresters and US Forest Service Personnel will conduct a forestry field day on Friday, May 2.  The field day location is at the Haugen family forestland, Lansing, IA.

February 25, 2014

Northeast Iowa is planning an exciting festival of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities students and their families.  This free event, which takes place at the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Wilder Business Center

January 30, 2014

A needs assessment completed by ISU Extension and Outreach has identified the future program priorities for the organization in northeast Iowa.   The survey gathered information from Region 4, which consists of Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

December 16, 2013

Marcia Powell will be leading a 4-H Stem Club for anyone grades 2nd-8th from the Starmont and Ed-Co area.  The club will meet two Wednesdays a month at the library in Strawberry Point from 4 pm-5:30.  For more information and an enrollment form click here:  4-H Stem Club.

November 22, 2013

Over 225 people attended the annual 4-H Pizzazz Night at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Sunday, November 17. The year-end celebration honored both 4-H club members and adult volunteers. A spaghetti supper was held prior to the awards program as a county fundraiser.

October 16, 2013

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H volunteers from Allamakee, Howard, Clayton and Winneshiek Counties participated in the New Volunteer Training held at the Postville YMCA on October 12, 2013. Participants in the New Volunteer training learned to enhance their success in delivering the 4-H program and to enrich the volunteer’s experience.

2013 4H Hall of Fame
August 23, 2013

Lendall & Fern Schievelbein of Farmersburg were honored at the 2013 Iowa State Fair as Clayton County 4-H Hall of Fame winners.  Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperones or ISU Extension staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.

August 16, 2013

A team of Clayton County 4-H'ers has won the third annual Crop Scouting Competition conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on August 1. Team members included Sam Hilgerson and Luke Orr from Elkader, Joe Kann from Guttenberg, and Glyn Powell from Strawberry Point. The group was coached by Joe Shirbroun of Farmersburg. The competition was created to increase high school students’ awareness of Iowa agriculture through hands-on learning and teamwork. Students apply integrated pest management principles to corn and soybean scouting experiences as they prepare for and participate in the competition.

August 15, 2013

Clayton County 4-H'ers assembled some of the more than 3600 static exhibit entries judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. These 4-H'ers have demonstrated outstanding learning in leadership, citizenship, communication and other topics related to individual goals set by the members.

August 13, 2013

Jayna Felder, Emily Krausand Kaitlin Orr have been recognized for an outstanding exhibits at the Iowa State Fair. Their exhibts were among the 3612 4-H exhibits on display during the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

July 22, 2013

The Clayton County Extension Youth & 4-H Committee has selected 12 new members for the 2013-14 4-H County Council.  These new members will join Jordyn Bolinger, Edgewood; Paul Olinger, Strawberry Point; Autumn Miene, Monona; and Renee Gibney, Elkader to lead and implement the Clayton County 4-H program this coming year.     

monsanto presentation
March 26, 2013

Strawberry Point farmer Gary Bockenstedt has been selected a winner in “America’s Farmers Grow Communities,” a project sponsored by Monsanto. On March 25, Kelly Holthaus, a representative of Monsanto presented checks on Bockenstedt’s behalf to the Clayton County Fair Board and Lodomillo Leaders 4-H Club.

March 21, 2013

Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Clayton County participated in training on March 19 where they learned how to put the Experiential Learning Model to work in their clubs. This training is part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H Youth Development annual training for volunteers.

STEM Festival
March 19, 2013

The Northeast Iowa festival of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for elementary - middle school students and their families was held  March 14 on the Northeast Iowa Community College Campus. The Family STEM festival provided hands-on activities for more than 650 students and parents to experience opportunities that are available in careers related to STEM. As an organization that believes in STEM and a well-educated workforce, 4-H recognizes the interest of youth in STEM fields of study and is working to introduce them to STEM-related educational and career opportunities.

Regional Youth Retreat
March 19, 2013

With a steady eye on growing the 4-H program, Youth Development committees from Allamakee, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties met on March 12 in Calmar.  Participants focused on four major themes: youth/adult partnerships, program development, structure and organization and professional development. 

March 12, 2013

Expanding knowledge of state government and communicating with legislators in Des Moines was the focus of the March 6 visit to the Iowa State Capitol by twenty-eight 4-H’ers and nine adults  representing Chickasaw, Clayton and Fayette Counties.  

March 2, 2013

The Convergence Partnership has awarded $50,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to support its work building healthier, more equitable communities. This unique project is collaboration between the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, ISU Extension and Outreach and CFGD. 

S Durbin
February 19, 2013

The Clayton County Extension & Outreach welcomes Shannon Dallenbach Durbin to its staff as a part-time Office Assistant & Program Coordinator.  Besides her office duties she will be working to expand the Lego Robotics program and after school programming as well as other STEM opportunities in the county. 

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