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County News

April 7, 2016

15 Clayton County 4-H members and 5 adult chaperones took part in a seven-day trip to Springfield, IL, Gettysburg, PA and Washington, D.C. They traveled with 4-H delegates from Chickasaw  and Fayette counties to visit national landmarks, to enrich their culture experinces and to deliver  summer safety packets for the needy. 

April 15, 2016

On April 9 43 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 253 head for the 2016 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair. This is up 13 youth and 69 head from last year. The Derby competition uses the rate-of-gain and lean-gain-per-day along with visual appraisal by the judge for evaluation. The 2016 Clayton County Fair Swine Show will be Saturday, August 6.

April 14, 2016

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 17-19, 2016.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!

April 1, 2016

The Clayton County Dairy Promotion Committee is seeking candidates for Clayton County Dairy Princess, Little Miss Squirt and Junior Dairyman. Winners will be crowned at the annual banquet on Friday, June 3 at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.

March 24, 2016

May 1 is the deadline for 4-H and FFA members wishing to participate in the 2016 special broiler class at the Clayton County Fair. The broiler project is an opportunity for youth to gain valuable experience in raising chicks to broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor. The sponsor will buy the chicks and the 4-H/FFA member raises the chicks and presents the best five birds to the sponsor as payment for the opportunity.  4-H/FFA member is responsible for whatever is necessary to raise the chicks to healthy broiler weight and processing of the birds.

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