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April 18, 2014

4-H Fun Horse Show

Saturday, June 21st – 9 am 


Locations: DeWitt Fairgrounds 328 East 8th Street, DeWitt, Iowa

For Information call: Lisa 563-219-2151 or Crystal 563-357-2851

Entry Fee: $2.00 per class.  

High Point Exhibitor Awards for Youth, 4-H 14-18, 4-H 13 & Under Divisions!

Food stands on the grounds. Not responsible for accidents or theft.

Walk Trot classes are Optional Tack. Horse or pony allowed in all youth and 4-H classes.

Only 4-Hers allowed in 4-H classes. Casual attire allowed.

However must were jeans, boots, and those 18 and under must were a helmet at all times.

April 9, 2014

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Clinton County 4-H Summer Assistant


  1. Assist with the planning and conducting of County Club Show events such as Fashion Review, Communications, Performance Beef Show, and County Youth Council activities
  2. Assist in leading groups of youth in the Clinton Recreation Summer program’s summer camp
  3. Process fair entries and results and data entry
  4. Organize supplies needed to carry out fair events
  5. Create posters and promotional items for fair events
  6. Keep records of participation; submit timesheet and travel reimbursement to Supervisor
  7. Perform other duties as assigned under supervision as required for successful operation of the Clinton County Club Show.


  1. Must exude professionalism and be willing to learn
  2. Ability to communicate orally and in writing to youth and adults
  3. Knowledge and experience as a member or volunteer in the 4-H program is desirable
  4. Experience in organizing events or activities through school, church, or community
  5. Access to transportation
  6. Ability to work independently
  7. Completion of at least one year of college is preferred

 Employment Dates:        June 2-August 1, 2014

Hours:                                   20-25 hours per week with full time work the week of July 16

Wages:                                 $2000, plus current mileage rate for on the job travels

Applications:                      Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

                        Clinton County Extension & Outreach

                        400 E. 11th Street, DeWitt, Ia 52742


                        Applications due May 9, 2014 or until filled.

                        Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


" The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Many materials can be made available in alternative formats for ADA clients. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964."

March 31, 2014

F.S.Q.A. stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance. This program helps 4-H producers understand their role in producing food, and helps them make wise, ethical deci-sions related to food production. If you exhibit the following project(s) you are required to be FSQA certi-fied: Beef, Bucket Bottle, Dairy, Goat, Swine, Sheep, Rabbit (if it is not a pet project), and Poultry. You MUST become FSQA certified to exhibit your animal at the County Fair or at the Iowa State Fair. Youth 9 – 11 years of age must re-certify annually by attending a youth FSQA education program. Youth 12 – 14 years of age and 15 - 19 years of age can certify and recertify annually by attending a youth FSQA education program OR can test out at the appropriate age level for their age bracket. To test out, contact the Extension Office and set up a time to take the test at our office. Once certified by a test, the youth is not required to recertify until the next age bracket is reached. FSQA Training will be held:

April 12, 2014 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds' Creative Arts Building, from 9-11am.

May 14, 2014 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds' Auditorium, from 6-8pm.

4-H’ers must RSVP by calling the Extension Office at (563) 659-5125. Remember, these trainings fill up fast!
March 27, 2014

Hello, Junior 4-H Members!

Summer will be here before we know it and that means 4-H Junior Camp is near!  4-H Junior Camp will take place at Camp Shalom in Maquoketa, June 13 and 14.  The price to attend is only $50.00 this year, because the Clinton County Endowment is offering scholarships to every registrant, however we need at least one male and one female adult chaperone to attend (FREE of charge).  Those who are interested in chaperoning must contact Brianne Johnson at (563) 659-5125 or by email at Junior Camp Counselors are also needed and must be at least 16 years of age.

CLICK HERE for registration form!

CLICK HERE for Junior Camp Counselor registration form!

February 7, 2014

Iowa State University Extension is offering several ServSafe® classes for food service professionals. ServSafe® training will provide knowledge every food service provider must know about food hazards and proper food handling practices in order to keep food safe and protect the establishment against the costly nightmare of a foodborne-illness outbreak. Participants will learn ways of prevention, regulatory requirements, and how to improve food quality

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