County 4-H News

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May 22, 2017

The Clayton County ISU Extension and Outreach held their annual Safety Day Field Trip for 4th graders on May 11, 2017 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds.  Around 215 youth from Postville, MFL Mar Mac, Clayton Ridge, and Ed-Co attended the event.  There were eleven stations that the kids rotated throughout the day.

May 18, 2017

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members enrolled a total of 74 lambs and 38 meat goats at the weigh-in held April 29 at the fairgrounds in National.  These lambs and meat goats are now eligible to compete in the market show at the Clayton County Fair on August 4, 2017.  There were 17 yiouth who tagged market lambs and 20 youth identified meat goats tis year.

May 8, 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!

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!

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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