Member Info

Clayton County 4-H Family Handbook (Rev. 2015)


Re-enrollment happens once every 4-H year for 4-H members that were enrolled the previous year. Members may re-enroll anytime between September 16th and May 15th.  If you have any questions or profile login problems, please contact the Extension Office at (563)245-1451.

Club Information


2017 4-H Club Program Template

4-H Priority Impacts & Successes for 4-H Clubs  (word) (PDF)
Treasurer's Book
Secretary's Book
Parliamentary Procedure

Risk Management

Clayton County Extension and Outreach provides annual accident insurance from the American Income Life Insurance Company for enrolled 4-H members, Clover Kids and leaders.  Snow activities are not covered under this policy.  4-H Clubs should purchase additional coverage from American Income Life for these activities. Clubs should purchase Special Activities Coverage for non-members participating in their  events.  Contact the Clayton County Extension Office if you have any questions about Risk Management and insurance coverage.

STEM Activites for Clubs

Quick & Cheap STEM Activities
4H Afterschool Activity Plans-
Reeko's Mad Scienist Lab-
Mixing In Math-
Making Goo
Animal Diseases
Fruit Batteries

Clayton County Fair

Clayton County Fair Information

The 2016 Clayton County  Fair will be August 3-8

2016 4-H & FFA Fair Book

Big-4 Fair, Postville

The 2016 Big-4 Fair will be June 17-19.
2016 Big-4 Fair Book

County 4-H Awards

All 4-H members are encouraged to apply for record keeping system awards and/or project awards.  The deadline to apply is October 1.  There are three basic county award application areas for Clayton County 4-H’ers to compete in - Record Keeping, Project Awards & Club Officer  Award                                      
1. Junior Record Keeping (4th-6th grades) Evaluation will be a combination of the 4-H'ers complete record keeping system and a personal interview. Intermediate & Senior Record Keeping (7th-12th grades) Evaluation will be based on the record keeping system only.   2016 Record Keeping Award Application Word or PDF

Clayton County Participation Guide in Word or Particiaption Guide in PDF

2. Project Awards (7th-12th grades) Evaluation will be a combination of support material and a personal interview.  2016 Project Award Application Form Word or PDF
3. Club Officer Awards (open to 4-H’ers currently holding a local club office) Evaluation is based on support material and a written paragraph about growth & personal development gained. 4-H Club Officer Award Application



County 4-H News

October 12, 2016

Volunteers who are club, project, or Clover Kid leaders, SESS leaders or assistant leaders are required to attend an annual training that strengthens their positive youth development knowledge and skills. Clayton County will offer this training on Monday, November 7 at 7 pm at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader.

September 20, 2016

Clayton County 4-H won the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on August 31 in Boone, Iowa.  They competed against youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana.  Team members are Max Gibson, Ted Hilgerson, Andrey Shirbroun, Cole Deitchler and Matt Whittle.  Coaches are Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun.

September 15, 2016

More than 550 FFA members from 18 high schools in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin participated in the annual Iowa Dairy Expo held at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Calmar.

September 8, 2016

Clayton County is proud to recognize Jean Whittle of Volga as the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. She was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 21. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 119 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Jean as has volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clayton County, whether it is taking tickets or scrambling eggs at the annual brunch, chaperoning the Lock-In, or clerking the poultry show at the fair. Whenever there is a need, Jean steps up!

August 31, 2016

Over 70 4-H youth and adults participated in the regional retreat on August 28 in Winneshiek County at the Decorah Lutheran Church.  Participating counties included Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.  Leadership training was done through Olympic-style team building activities.

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