County News

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.

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. 

clayton
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.  

Clayton Ridge FFI
October 25, 2012

The Northeast Iowa 4-H FFI Regional Leadership Team met in West Union on October 18 with their FFI 4-H Coaches and County Youth Coordinators. Fifteen schools were represented and youth participated in a local food tour to Rolling Hills Greenhouse, prepared a youth FEEST, learned more about the national changes to school lunch menus and were given a communication challenge.

October 5, 2012

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H staff and volunteers participated in a GEAR TECH 21 training. GEAR TECH 21 is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) robotics curriculum that teaches students ages 9-14 about building, programming, testing and using global positioning systems to operate robots.

Schultz
August 23, 2012

Delores Schultz of McGregor was honored at the 2012 Iowa State Fair as Clayton County 4-H Hall of Fame winner.  She has been active in 4-H for nearly 70 years.   Delores was a 4-H leader for 27 years and still is very supportive of the program.

August 17, 2012

Molly Andersen, a member of the Jefferson Go Hawks 4-H Club  received one of the 42 photography medals for an outstanding 4-H photography exhibit sponsored by The Professional Photographers of Iowa. Molly’s photograph of Mount Rushmore was exhibited in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.

August 15, 2012

Melissa Heims of Edgewood earned the Iowa State Fair’s Top 10 Percent Award in Fashion Revueduring the 2012 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event.  Also participating from Clayton County were Rachel Moser, Colesburg, Haley Bergan, Edgewood and Ryan Moser Colesburg. The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event consists of three categories: Clothing Selection,  Fashion Revue,  and The $15 Challenge.

County 4-H Council
July 13, 2012

The Clayton County Extension Youth & 4-H Committee is pleased to announce the new members for the 2012-13 4-H County Council. 4-H members selected were Jordyn Bolinger, Edgewood; Brianna Achenbach, Garnavillo; Patrick Palmersheim, Strawberry Point; Dalton Bergan, Edgewood; Chelsea Curran, St. Olaf; Paul Olinger, Strawberry Point; Autumn Miene, Monona; Melissa Heims, Edgewood; and Renee Gibney, Elkader.

PTO Safety
May 17, 2012

The Clayton County Extension Service hosted a safety day on May 11 at the Clayton County Fairground in National. 156 fourth grade students from Elkader Central, MFL MarMac, Ed-Co, and Postville schools attended the day long event.  The Clayton County Extension Service has been involved with Safety Day since 1992. The objective of the event is to increase public awareness and to prevent and educate youth about household and farm health hazards and injuries. 

May 7, 2012

Dead spots in the lawn, shrubs to prune, insects on garden vegetables, unidentified blooming flowers – these are all things that prompt Iowans to call their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office for consumer horticulture questions.

April 12, 2012

Thirty-four youth, eighteen adults and three Extension Staff members from Chickasaw, Clayton, and Fayette Counties departed Northeast Iowa participating in the 2012 4-H Citizenship trip which was held March 31-April 6. Attending the trip from Clayton Coun

March 28, 2012

Don & Teresa Thole of Arlington have been selected as winners in America's Farmers Grow Communities, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2500 for their favorite local non-profit organization. The donations are available through the Monsanto F

March 15, 2012

The annual Clayton County 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction rasied over $6000 for the county 4-H & youth program. 785 people were served omelets made personally by members of the 4-H County Council.

November 22, 2011

Nearly 400 people attended the annual 4-H Pizzazz Night on Sunday, November 20 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. The evening started off with the annual spaghetti supper followed by the awards program. The year-end celebration honored both 4-H club

May 25, 2010

The discovery of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) along the Mississippi River in Iowa. Current news release, how to identify, frequently asked questions and protecting ash trees. Plus you can follow web site links for webcasts and submission forms.

February 22, 2010

Learn about a national Extension website that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

August 28, 2007

4-H is made up of a community of young people across America who are learning life skills and are supported in this developmental process by caring adult leaders. Youth K-12th grade may join 4-H.

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