County 4-H News

March 27, 2017

The broiler project is an opportunity for a 4-H or FFA member to gain valuable experience in raising chicks       to broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor. The sponsor will buy the chicks and the 4-H/FFA   member raises the chicks and presents the best five birds to the sponsor as payment for the opportunity.       4-H/FFA member is responsible for whatever is necessary to raise the chicks to healthy broiler weight and    processing of the birds.Participants must notify the Clayton County Extension Office by May 1 to purchase birds.  All birds will be purchased from the same hatchery and will be available for the exhibitors to pick up in June. 

March 23, 2017

Cook This! is modeled after the competition at the Iowa State Fair. Teams of three will work together to compete in three challenges demonstrating their ability in food preparation, testing their knowledge in matter related to food, nutrition, and wellness, as well as their communication skills as they deliver a presentation on a related topic. The challenge is designed to test participants’ skills in equipment and food product identification, knife skills, meal completion, creativity, communication, and teamwork.

March 22, 2017

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members who intend to participate in the swine derby division at the 2017 Clayton County Fair are required to weigh and tag their animals at the weigh-in on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Central Community School, Elkader. 

The pigs will be weighed and ear-tagged at the site. All pigs must be farrowed after January 1, 2017 and not weigh more than 60 pounds at the time of the weigh- in to be eligible. Recommended weights are 30-50 pounds.

March 13, 2017

The Clayton County 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction was held March 12 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. This annual event is sponsored by the 4-H County Council & Extension 4-H & Youth Development Committee.  This event is a one of the ways 4-H members showcase their program and the youth & volunteers who make it happen.

March 13, 2017

Expanding knowledge of state government and policy makers in Des Moines were the focus of the March 8 visit to the Iowa State Capitol by twenty-two 4-H’ers and four adults.  4-H’ers, staff and volunteers represented Chickasaw, Clayton, and Fayette Counties.

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