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County 4-H News

February 1, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County hosted a new 4-H member night on Sunday, January 31 at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader.  17 youth and their parents explored the 4-H town of “Cloverville”.  The event was planned and organized by Extension staff, volunteers and the county 4-H Council.

January 26, 2016

A delegation of thirty-two 4-H members and eighteen adults will be traveling to Washington DC soon. In preparing for safe travel and fiscal responsibility, the regional 4-H citizenship group met on Sunday, January 24, to hear directly from a 4-H Alumni who has experienced 4-H travels personally.  Susie Anderson, Business Banking Administrator, with First Citizen’s Bank in New Hampton reviewed the 7 Tips for Keeping Safe While Traveling, explained travel money options, shared examples of personal money holders and provided information to secure financial processes in case of an emergency.

December 18, 2015

From communications to agriculture and natural resources, Northeast Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, February 20th at the First United Methodist Church in New Hampton, in selected project fields preparing for 2016 county and state fair contests. New judges are needed in the counties that represent Northeast Iowa.  The specialized judges training prepares the adult evaluators in subject matter, rules and standards for the upcoming 4-H fair season.

dairy goat
January 22, 2016

Each year the Iowa Dairy Goat Association (IDGA) promotes interest in dairy goats in our state. One of the ways IDGA encourages our young people in this aspect of agriculture is through the Share-A-Kid program. Winners of the Share-A-Kid program receive a free doeling, as well as one year of free membership in IDGA. Winning applicants are selected from the essays and supporting material (such as photos/artwork, etc) that they send in. Application deadline is March 15.

January 20, 2016

The Clayton County 4-H Lock-In will be held at Northeast Iowa YMCA in Postville on Friday, March 4 starting at 8:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 5. This event is for youth in grades 6, 7 & 8. Pre-registration is required and due to the Extension Office by February 25.

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