County 4-H News

Adv Feeder Class
June 22, 2017

Fourteen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 19 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood.  Animals were weighed and ultrasound scanned, and the youth worked with ISU Extension and Outreach staff and feed industry representatives to calculate their total cost of production.  They used their actual feed fed with fixed costs for many feed ingredients, yardage, chute costs, feeder prices, and their actual costs for any additional costs.  The youth were then interviewed by a judge while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judge placed the youth based on their knowledge and interview skills, their cost of production, calf performance, visual conformation of the cattle and market readiness.  A showcase was then held to exhibit their animals for the audience with the participants explaining the performance and costs for their project, and the judge sharing his comments and thoughts.

fair entry
June 19, 2017

4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit at the Clayton County Fair are reminded that fair entries are by July 1.   Again this year all 4-H & FFA fair entries will be done electronically through  The Clayton County Extension Office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on June 30 to accommodate 4-H & FFA members with their fair entries.

June 14, 2017

The Clayton County Fair is looking for 4 individuals to honor during the 2017 Clayton County Fair. Your help is needed to identify Clayton County Citizens who have made a significant contribution to their communities, while exemplifying the qualities and characteristics associated with Iowa – integrity, dependability, sense of community and a strong work ethic.  Winners will be recognized on stage at the fair, have reserved seating for the evenings entertainment  and receive 2 free tickets into the fair for that day.  Nominations are due July 1.  Complete a nomination form and send or drop off at the Clayton County Extension Office in Elkader.

May 31, 2017

Day camps offer the chance for hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures, and most of all - FUN! This year Clayton County Extension and Outreach is offering a variety of day camps for youth completing grades K – 6.Camps will be offered in Edgewood, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Marquette, Monona, and Strawberry Point.  Early bird registration deadline is June 1 and registration closes when the camp is full or one week prior to camp.  New this year is an online registration process. Register online with the following link: All materials are provided - just bring a sack lunch and drink. You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate, so invite a friend and join the fun!

May 24, 2017

It's that time of year again to recruit new County Council members for 2017-18. If you will be in grades 11 or 12 in the fall of 2017, you can apply for County Council. Council members are active role models in Clayton County 4-H, and they gain valuable leadership and team-building life skills.  Applications are due June 23.  Interviews will be July 6.

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