County News

Camp Wild 4-H Summer Camp Logo
January 28, 2019

Take a ride on the "WILD" side and mark your calendars to attend Camp Wild, June 8-10, 2019 at Camp Clover Woods near Madrid, Iowa.  Camp Wild is offered for youth completing grades 5, 6, and 7 in Spring 2019.

January 24, 2019

Workshops on what to expect and how to prepare for foreign animal diease preparedness. ISU Vet Medicine is a co-sponsor.

January 15, 2019

Slow Cooker Meals

Healthy Choices: Aisle by Aisle

Cook Now, Enjoy Later

April 15, APril 22, April 29-6:30pm-8:30pm Clarke Development Office

$30- Registration deadline is April 10

http://bit.ly/hh12164 

January 15, 2019

Webinars will cover: Managing Vegetable Pests, Engaging New Audiences, Limited Space Gardening.

All Webcasts count towards Marster Gardener continuing education hours. 

RSVP to Clarke County Extension Office 641-342-3316

December 21, 2018

The First Meeting for Clover Kids is Tuesday January 15th .

Join Clarke County Clover Kids! Questions? Contact the Clarke County Extension Office at (641) 642-3316 or clarke4h@iastate.edu 

December 21, 2018

Join Clarke County Clover Kids! Questions? Contact the Clarke County Extension Office at (641) 642-3316 or clarke4h@iastate.edu 

Photo of child blowing bubbles outdoors
December 14, 2018

Interested in 4-H Photography? Check out these upcoming photography events! 

CWF promotional image
December 4, 2018

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership and civic engagement program for high school youth (completed grades 9-12 at the time of the trip). Each summer teens gather at the National 4-H Conference Center to learn what it means to be a strong leader in their community, country, and world.

December 3, 2018

Aksarben Stock Show Transitions to Junior Livestock Show Format

Iowa 4-H State Council Members 2017-18 Class
November 8, 2018

You deserve to be recognized for your efforts and have some fun, too!  If you are a ninth through twelfth grader, there are many opportunities available to you for recognition awards or to represent Iowa on the state and national levels.  

August 13, 2018

It is hard to believe that it is almost time to get enrolled in Clarke County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Clarke County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment.  Watch for updates here for more details!

Sheep Goats
March 30, 2018

Workshops available to all K-12 grade 4-H'ers and are a great opportunity for all participants--beginners to advanced.

Download printable flyer with session information here

December 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the Clarke County Clover Kids Program will be offered again this year.  4-H Clover Kids is a youth program for grades K-3 that focuses on a wide variety of life skills including; healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and expressive arts.  The Clarke County Clover Kids will meet on the 3rd Tuesday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds beginning on January 16th.  Besure to get signed up today!

November 28, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa – Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that attacks and kills all ash species, has been positively identified in the city of Osceola in Clarke County. Since the first Iowa detection in 2010, EAB has now been confirmed in 39 counties. A native to Asia, EAB is considered to be one of the most destructive tree pests ever seen in North America.

August 27, 2015

AMES, Iowa -- Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So before trying any of those old family canning recipes, call AnswerLine, the home and family hotline at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  AnswerLine, 800-262-3804 in Iowa, is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. AnswerLine also has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as a twice-weekly blog at http://blogs.extension.iastate.edu/answerline/. Barb Fuller can be reached at 641 202 1843 or bfuller@iastate.edu

August 18, 2015

Preserving food by canning in the oven has been a hot topic this summer.  It seems everyone is looking for a shortcut to preserve food at home.  Oven canning is NOT a safe shortcut, Barb Fuller, Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and a Master Food Safety Advisor for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says, "Many individuals have shared they have tried, or have heard about, oven canning.  Just because a jar is sealed doesn't mean the food inside is saft to eat.  I've had people say to me - 'I haven't gotten sick from it.' I tell them they are probably very lucky!  Botulism is a big concern."

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