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


2016 Clayton County 4-H Club Program Template


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

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

2015 4-H & FFA Fair Book (PDF)

Big-4 Fair, Postville

The 2015 Big-4 Fair will be June 19-21.
2015 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.   Record Keeping Application 2015 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.  2015 Project Award Application 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. Club Officer Award Application


County 4-H News

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.

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.

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