Clay County

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

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County News

June 17, 2021

ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Beef producers and agri-business professionals wanting to obtain or renew their Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification have four opportunities to do so in June. The BQA trainings are the cooperative effort of the Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Iowa Beef Industry Council, and the Clay, Lyon, Sac and Emmet County Cattlemen’s Associations. 

June 15, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Annual Farmland Leasing Meetings for agriculture property owners, tenants, ag business representatives and lenders will be held at 11 different locations throughout early August. Each workshop will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2022 and farmland lease communication and legalities, including how to write and terminate a lease.

June 14, 2021

Local youth in grades K-12 are invited to attend an education livestock workshop on July 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Livestock Pavilion located on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer. Participation in the workshop, as well as the complimentary supper, are completely free, but preregistration is required by July 1. Preregister online at

June 14, 2021

Faculty from Iowa State University’s School of Education will be leading a workshop, “The Adventure Comes to You: Diversity, Literacy and STEM Education” for early childhood professionals on June 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory in Milford. The one-day summer adventure workshop will feature cutting-edge research and educational tools. Educators, librarians, daycare providers and other youth-focused professionals are invited to attend the workshop in person or join virtually. There is no charge to attend, and those attending in-person will receive complimentary morning refreshments and lunch.

June 14, 2021

The Annual Northwest Iowa Research Farm Field Day will be held Wednesday, July 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the farm, 6320 500th St., Sutherland. The field day will focus on pest and weed management and nitrate reduction practices.

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