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September 4-H Newsletter

 

County News

September 4, 2015

Vernon and Joyce Cherneof Guttenbergwere inducted into the 2015 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 23. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 126 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4‑H Foundation President, Bob Butcher, and State 4-H Program Leader, John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas, as they were introduced on stage.

August 20, 2015

The ISU Extension and Outreach office in Clayton County is currently accepting applications for an Executive Coordinator.

August 25, 2015

The 2014 Farm Bill changed dairy farm support programs to one that is insurance based now called the Margin Protection Program for Dairy or MPP.  Mark your calendar and register for this fast approaching opportunity for dairy producers.

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August 21, 2015

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $262,776.95 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 10, 2015.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point; Jim Funk, Guttenberg, and Mike Monroe, Postville. The average price of 74 head of market beeves was $2.09 per pound.  There were 112 head of swine sold for an average price of $1.71 per pound.  8 head of lambs sold with an average price of $3.50 per pound and 14 head of meat goats with an average price of $3.61 per pound.

August 19, 2015

Back-to-school transitions can be both exciting and a bit scary for children -- and their parents -- whether they’re preparing for the first day of preschool, moving to a new school or entering middle school. However, there are several things parents can do to help ease these fears, according to Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Half a million visitors had the opportunity to visit "Camp Cy - a Statewide Adventure" during the Iowa State Fair Aug. 13-23. They could engage with camp staff about Iowa State University and the ways extension and outreach works in every Iowa county.

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