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County News

3 youth with their stuffed animals
August 8, 2018

This is an opportunity for K-3rd Grade children to showcase at the Clay County Fair in the 4-H Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30pm.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk about their stuffed animal (or other plush creature or friend) with a caring adult, to show an audience their stuffed animal and receive ribbons.  Please call or fill out the entry form at this link to enter.  A limit on entries may be imposed for time constraints, so enter today!  Please share with your friends, all K-3rd grade youth are welcome!

Gary Wright
July 12, 2018

Clay County Farmland Leasing and Value Meeting to be help on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the 4-H Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds from 6:00-9:00pm.  Call 712-262-2264 to pre-register (cost $20) until August 7, day of program (August 8) cost will be $25.  Each registrant will receive one lease arrangements book.

Master Gardener in Garden
July 12, 2018

The 2018 Master Gardener Training will offer a new flipped classroom model, which will allow for increased hands-on experiences.  Classes will be offered on Tuesdays from 6-8pm in Mid-August until Early November. Along with an all-day workshop in Ames on November 3.

3 4-Hers at Achievement Fair
June 21, 2018

The 2018 Achievement Fair will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 8:30am-4:00pm at the 4-H Auditorium & Exhibit Building, Clay County Fairgrounds.  Achievement Fair is a county mini-fair, where Clay County 4-Hers have the opportunity to have their Human Sciences project area work judged and are able to speak with the judge about their exhibit and project learning.  Join us for a fun filled day!

Cross with ribbons awarded
June 21, 2018

The Clay County 4-H Youth Development Program is combining citizenship and compassion by again hosting the “Community Compassion” event during the Clay County Fair. Clay County 4-Hers will have the opportunity to grow in compassion and to help others by donating one of their own human sciences exhibits.

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Horticulture Meets Citizenship at Soldier Garden

4-H youth are learning about horticulture, history, farming practices and citizenship in the Soldier Garden at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. 4-H’ers have planted and are taking care of the garden with guidance from ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners.

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