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2017 Clover Knowledge Escapade

The communication contest will be held on Sunday, April 2nd at Immanuel Lutheran Church (409 N. 6th St.) in Estherville starting at 2 p.m. The registration deadline for entering this contest is Thursday, March 23rd. 
Choose from:
*Educational Presentation - Teaching the audience about something or how to do something through a formal speech
*Working Exhibit - Set up a table with an exhibit or presentation that people can visit to learn something, do something, or make something to take with them.
*Share-The-Fun - Share a talent with the audience for fun, like; singing, dancing, instrument playing, reading a poem, doing a skit, etc.
*Extemporaneous Speaking - Do an impromptu speech about a subject that you draw that day! (High School age youth only)

Don’t forget that all exhibitors receive ribbons and premium money for these entries.  They will also have a chance to be selected to go on to present the communications entry at the Clay County Fair or Iowa State Fair!  Winning entries will also present at the Communications Showcase at the Emmet County Fair this summer.

4-H College Scholarships

High School Seniors: Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 4-H State Scholarships. Applications are due February 1, 2017!  Check out the website: https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/funding_opportunities/scholarships/
 Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen for ISU students and other colleges, and current college students.
All applications can be loaded from the website and need to be submitted directly to the State 4-H Office.
 

FSA Youth Loans

FSA makes loans to individual youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, FFA and similar organizations.  Each project must be part of an organized and supervised program of work designed to provide practical business and educational experience.  The project must be planned and operated with the help of the organization adviser and produce sufficient income to repay the loan. 
A Youth loan is available to young persons between the ages 10 and 20 years.  The maximum loan amount is $5,000.  Loan funds may be used to: 
·         Buy livestock, seed, equipment and supplies
·         Buy, rent or repair needed tools and equipment
·         Pay operating expenses for the project
We encourage you to contact your local office or USDA Service Center to learn more about our programs and the information you will need for a complete application.  To locate your local FSA office, click here or find a listing in the telephone directory in the section set aside for governmental/public organizations under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency.  Our local FSA offices will be happy to provide you with further information and a loan application.   

Project Groups offered in addition to club membership:

  • 4-H Dog Obedience - Chelsey Guse & Derek Smith (362-2856) Shelby Guse  **Will begin in April-Sign up at Emmet County Extension Office**
  • 4-H Food - Cooking & Baking - Carol Solberg (866-0737)
    Emmet County will again be starting up their 4-H project group focused on cooking food! This group will practice experimenting using different types of ingredients to make their own food concoctions! They will also learn food safety and the proper way to use kitchen utensils, gadgets, and appliances. Volunteer leaders is Carol Solberg. Sign up to be part of this group (dates and locations will be sent to those who have signed up). A limited number of members will be accepted—first come, first served, so sign up today—(712) 362-3434!
    The Cooking group usually meets the first Sunday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

County 4-H News

March 9, 2017

The 2017 Emmet County Fair Book is NOW available.

February 22, 2017

The 2017 4-H Clover Knowledge Escapade is Sunday, April 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville. It will start at 2:00 pm with Extemporaneous Speaking and end at 5:00 pm. Entry forms need to be turned into the Extension Office by March 23rd.

February 21, 2017

In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities.  With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H'ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year. The goal of the FSQA program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible.

February 3, 2017

Any corrections we recive on recipies submitted for the Centennial Cookbook will be listed here. 

January 5, 2017

Beef is a year-round favorite, from grilling burgers in the summer, to enjoying a hearty stew in the winter.  4-H and FFA youth in grades 4 – 12  are invited to join us for the 2017 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza on Saturday, February 4 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg.

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