Over 225 people attended the annual 4-H Pizzazz Night at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Sunday, November 17. The year-end celebration honored both 4-H club members and adult volunteers. A spaghetti supper was held prior to the awards program as a county fundraiser.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H volunteers from Allamakee, Howard, Clayton and Winneshiek Counties participated in the New Volunteer Training held at the Postville YMCA on October 12, 2013. Participants in the New Volunteer training learned to enhance their success in delivering the 4-H program and to enrich the volunteer’s experience.
Lendall & Fern Schievelbein of Farmersburg were honored at the 2013 Iowa State Fair as Clayton County 4-H Hall of Fame winners. Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperones or ISU Extension staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
A team of Clayton County 4-H'ers has won the third annual Crop Scouting Competition conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on August 1. Team members included Sam Hilgerson and Luke Orr from Elkader, Joe Kann from Guttenberg, and Glyn Powell from Strawberry Point. The group was coached by Joe Shirbroun of Farmersburg. The competition was created to increase high school students’ awareness of Iowa agriculture through hands-on learning and teamwork. Students apply integrated pest management principles to corn and soybean scouting experiences as they prepare for and participate in the competition.
Clayton County 4-H'ers assembled some of the more than 3600 static exhibit entries judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. These 4-H'ers have demonstrated outstanding learning in leadership, citizenship, communication and other topics related to individual goals set by the members.