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County News

October 9, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County office will host an Aquatic, Forest, and Right-of-Way Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The program can be seen at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team.

October 2, 2015

The Clayton County Cattlemen’s Association will be awarding a scholarship to a deserving 2015 High School Graduate who is attending an accredited four year college or an accredited two year technical institute in the 2015-2016 school year.  The scholarship will be presented at the Clayton County Cattlemen’s Association Banquet on November 21 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader.  Applications are due October 31.

September 29, 2015

4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities.  Help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week October 4-10. 

crop scouting team
September 15, 2015

A team of Ted Hilgerson, Tom Shirbroun, Kennie Orr and Luke Orr won the 2015 annual crop scouting competition.  The contest was created to increase high school students’ awareness of Iowa agriculture using hands-on learning and teamwork. Topics at this year’s event included crop diseases, insects and disorders, weed identification, estimating corn yield, crop growth stages, soil sampling, deciphering aerial imagery and using a tablet-based scouting app.

September 9, 2015

Over 80 4-H youth and adults participated in the regional retreat on August 30 in Allamakee County at the Postville YMCA.  Participating counties included Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.  The retreat goal was to help County 4-H Council members think critically about their personal leadership strength while reflecting on the purpose of leadership in their lives, 4-H Clubs, and communities.

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Extension council members are elected officials and are responsible for being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. They manage the county extension budget, hire county staff and help select educational programming from ISU Extension and Outreach.

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach News

September 23, 2015 02:33 PM

Acorns are falling from oak trees into yards everywhere. Viable acorns can be grown into oak trees, if properly handled.

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