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County News

June 18, 2019

Achievement Fair is right around the corner! Mark your calendar for July 24, can't wait to see you there!

Master Gardener Logo
June 7, 2019

Master Gardener Training will begin on August 6th in Clay, Dickinson, & Emmet Counties.  Classes continue every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm through October 8th.  Read on for more information!

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
March 15, 2019

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2019 garden season.  Sign up before April 20th so we can get your plot reserved!

Welding Class Photo
March 6, 2019

Join us for this super fun challenge of welding and/or creating your own structure from what will be found in your “Bucket of Junk”.  Demco Manufacturing is offering additional premiums of $30 for 1st Place, $20 for the 2nd Place and $10 for 3rd place as well as plasma cut plaques.  Buckets of junk will be available soon and their availability will be announced in the Clover Notes.

The 2017 4-H Quilt
March 6, 2019

Are you looking for educational fun for club meetings, a club project, or just as an individual? Then look no further and sign up for the fun and exciting Block-Out Challenge.  The Block Out Challenge fabric packets, for a club or an individual, are ready for pick up.  Sewing tips and suggestions for better constructed blocks are also included in the packet.  This year the awards will be $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place and $10 for 3rd place after being judged for creativity, design and composition during Achievement Fair.

monarch butterfly on a flower

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How to Raise Monarch Butterflies

5 videos: Laura Jesse Iles, director of the ISU Extension and Outreach Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic, explains how to raise and care for monarchs – from collecting the eggs to releasing adult butterflies to the world.

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