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May 4-H Newsletter

 

County News

May 5, 2016

Healthy habits and tasty meals that meet dietary guidelines are part of a series planned for families in June at the Clayton County Extension office at 120 South Main St in Elkader. 

Clayton County Extension and Outreach will be hosting a Family Wellness Series beginning Wednesday evening June 1 at 6:00 PM.   Sessions will be held from 6:00-8:00PM on June 1, 8 and 15.   The three part series is designed to help families choose and keep healthy habits.

May 4, 2016

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members enrolled a total of 76 lambs and 54 meat goats at the weigh-in held April at the fairgrounds in National.  These lambs and meat goats are now eligible to compete in the market show at the Clayton County Fair.  There were 15 4-H’ers and FFA members who tagged market lambs this year.  This is up 4 youth and up 23 lambs from last year.  20 youth participated in the goat weigh-in, which is down 1 youth, but up 3 goats from last year.

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 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. 

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4-H county youth coordinator Caleb Carver tells how kids enjoy hands-on learning in a community garden and describes one child’s excitement about bringing home food for her family. His story shows one way ISU Extension and Outreach is building a strong Iowa.

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