Member Info

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

RE-ENROLLMENT:

 
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.  http://www.americanincomelife.com/  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- http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/afterschool/curriculum/activities.cfm
Reeko's Mad Scienist Lab- http://reekoscience.com/
Mixing In Math- http://mixinginmath.terc.edu/index.php
Making Goo
Animal Diseases
Fruit Batteries
Water
Waves

Clayton County Fair

Clayton County Fair Information

The 2017 Clayton County  Fair will be August 2-7

2017 4-H FFA Fair Book -coming soon

Big-4 Fair, Postville

The 2017 Big-4 Fair will be June 16-18
2017 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
  4H RECORD BOOK FORMS

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

 

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County 4-H News

sheep and meat goat
April 10, 2017

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members who intend to participate in the market sheep and meat goat classes at the 2017 county fair must qualify their projects at the weigh-in on Saturday, April 29. The weigh-in will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National.  Animals will be weighed and ear-tagged at the site.

April 3, 2017

The Big Four Fairbook is now available online. The Big Four Fair will be held at the Big 4 Fairgrounds, Postville Iowa, June 16-18, 2017.  Continue on for more Big Four Fair information and for all of the great shows!

Beef Workshop
March 30, 2017

Over 90 youth and adults attended a hands-on 4-H beef project workshop on March 18 at the Joe & Suzanne Shirbroun Farm, Farmersburg.  The workshop featured a tour of the MonoSlope Building at Jared Walz’s farm near Farmersburg.   Guest speakers included Denise Schwab, ISU Beef Program Specialist; Dr. Ryan Royer of the Elkader Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Larry Moore of the Postville Veterinary Clinic.  

chicken
March 27, 2017

The broiler project is an opportunity for a 4-H or FFA member 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.Participants must notify the Clayton County Extension Office by May 1 to purchase birds.  All birds will be purchased from the same hatchery and will be available for the exhibitors to pick up in June. 

April 10, 2017

38 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 222 head for the 2017 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair.  The Derby competition uses the rate-of-gain and lean-gain-per-day along with visual appraisal by the judge for evaluation. There is also a non-derby division in which 4-H and FFA members can participate in Clayton County. Those pigs are not weighed in April, but do need to be identified with official ear tags by May 15. The tags are available at the Extension Office in Elkader. The 2017 Clayton County Fair Swine Show will be Saturday, August 5.

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