Clayton County 4-H and FFA members enrolled a total of 60 lambs and 53 meat goats at the weigh-in held May 11 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 2.
Day camps offer the chance for hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures, and most of all - FUN! This year Clayton County Extension is offering 5 different day camps for youth completing grades K – 3. All camps run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and cost only $15 each. Multi-camp discount available. Registration is due one week prior to camp. 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!
Thirty-five Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 194 head for the 2013 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair on Saturday, April 6. This county fair competition uses the rate-of-gain and lean-gain-per-day along with visual appraisal by the judge for evaluation.
Strawberry Point farmer Gary Bockenstedt has been selected a winner in “America’s Farmers Grow Communities,” a project sponsored by Monsanto. On March 25, Kelly Holthaus, a representative of Monsanto presented checks on Bockenstedt’s behalf to the Clayton County Fair Board and Lodomillo Leaders 4-H Club.
Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Clayton County participated in training on March 19 where they learned how to put the Experiential Learning Model to work in their clubs. This training is part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H Youth Development annual training for volunteers.