County 4-H News

June 23, 2016

This year Clayton County Extension teamed up with two assisted living facilities to create “Camp Lend-a-Hand”.  27 K-3rd graders spent a day at a senior assisted living center playing, crafting and gifting their time to others.

June 22, 2016

Seven 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 20 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood.  Animals were weighed and ultrasound scanned, and the youth worked with Extension and feed industry representatives to calculate their total cost of production.  The youth were then interviewed by a judge while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.   A “show” 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.

June 13, 2016

If you missed the deadline and still are interested in participating in Summer Day Camps we still  have a few openings in the Games Galore Camp (grades4-6) in Guttenberg on July 11 and in the K-3 camp  "Do you Want to Build a Snowman?" on July 11.   Download the form here.

May 25, 2016

4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit at the Clayton County Fair are reminded that fair entries are due Friday, July 1.   This year all 4-H & FFA fair entries will be done electronically through  This year’s fair will be held August 3-8 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds, National. Non-livestock entries will be conference judged on Tuesday, August 2.  The various livestock shows will be held throughout the week.  The fair will conclude on Monday, August 8 with the annual livestock auction.

May 19, 2016

Youth entering 6th-8th grades are encourages to sign up for Regional STEM Camp in Calmar.  The day long camp features bottle rockets and egg-o-nauts, as well as cooking science– cookie flops and exploding marshmallows.  Registration is still open for the camp which will be held August 10 from 9-3 pm.  Space is limited to the first 40 youth. To register download this form.  Registration is not complete without Health forms.

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