County 4-H News

September 23, 2016

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Clayton County will be celebrating all things 4-H during National 4-H Week October 2-8. Throughout the month of October local 4-H clubs will be promoting 4-H and their club work through displays, posters, skits and presentations.

September 20, 2016

Clayton County 4-H won the Regional Crop Scouting Competition on August 31 in Boone, Iowa.  They competed against youth from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana.  Team members are Max Gibson, Ted Hilgerson, Andrey Shirbroun, Cole Deitchler and Matt Whittle.  Coaches are Joe and Suzanne Shirbroun.

September 8, 2016

Clayton County is proud to recognize Jean Whittle of Volga as the 2016 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductee. She was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 21. Ninety-two Iowa counties participated this year and selected 119 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Jean as has volunteered countless hours for the 4-H youth in Clayton County, whether it is taking tickets or scrambling eggs at the annual brunch, chaperoning the Lock-In, or clerking the poultry show at the fair. Whenever there is a need, Jean steps up!

August 31, 2016

Over 70 4-H youth and adults participated in the regional retreat on August 28 in Winneshiek County at the Decorah Lutheran Church.  Participating counties included Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek.  Leadership training was done through Olympic-style team building activities.

August 29, 2016
Creature Craze Theme.  Register here.
Members must be 6-10 years old.  Programs are limited to 12 participants.

Ed-Co- Sept 26, Oct 28, Nov 11 (9am-Noon) @ Edgewood Community Center

Starmont- Oct 21, Nov 4 (2:30-5:30pm) @ Strawberry Point Library

Central- Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 & Feb 3, 10, 17 (2-3 pm) @ TBD

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