Volunteer Training

2015-16 Required volunteer training “Encouraging the HEART of Leadership”
Please don’t wait until the last minute to complete your training!   Volunteers who are club, project, or Clover Kid leaders, SESS leaders or assistant leaders are required to attend an annual training that strengthens their positive youth development knowledge and skills.   If you did not attend the December 3 or the January 20 training session, an online alternative is available  at http://fyi.uwex.edu/ncrvd/encouraging-the-heart-of-leadership/ . Download handouts and guides for Encouraging the HEART of Leadership” Following the webinar, please complete the online evaluation at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QXJBBz0hERlHIp . FINAL STEP:  Send an email to Tammy at your County Extension office tamuller@iastate.edu with the following information to get credit for participation in the training:  Name, Title of webinar, Date viewed, Three things I learned or will use, and What was most helpful?.

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 here are the camps that still have a few openings:  


Art-a-Palooza- Edgewood- June 16

Robots in Space- Edgewood- June 22, Elkader-June 23, Guttenberg- July 11

Games Galore- Guttenberg- June 27, Strawberry-June 30 


Do You Want to Build a Snowman?- Edgewood- June 22

Robots in Space- Guttenberg- June 27

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?- Guttenberg- July 11


Download the form here.

May 25, 2016

It's that time of year again to recruit new County Council members for 2016-17. If you will be in grades 11 or 12 in the fall of 2016, you can apply for County Council. Council members are active role models in Clayton County 4-H, and they gain valuable leadership and team-building life skills. Make new friends and have fun! The Council is made up of 16 youth and we have 9 positions to fill this year.  Deadline for applications is June 24.  Interviews will be July 7.

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 Fairentry.com.  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.

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