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

November 25, 2015

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market beef projects during 2016 need to have their animals weighed and ear tagged to make them eligible for competition. The weigh-in will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  A maximum of 10 head can be identified. State Fair qualifying animals will be retinal imaged starting at 9:00 a.m.

November 20, 2015

Over 260 people attended the annual 4-H Pizzazz Night at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Sunday, November 15.   The year-end celebration honored both 4-H club members and adult volunteers.

November 6, 2015

The Citizenship group from Chickasaw, Clayton and Fayette Counties met October 25 in West Union. The group welcomed Keegan Birkicht, Program Coordinator for Retrieving Freedom, Inc.; located in Waverly, IA. Retrieving Freedom Inc. (RFI) trains service dogs.

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.

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