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Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

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County News

January 26, 2021

The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination of K-12 youth programs, especially in relation to the Clay County Youth Fair preparation. Position is hourly, 20-30 hours per week average.

April 1, 2021

Clay County 4-H is seeking nominations for the 2021 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee. The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honors 4-H volunteers, supporters and pioneers who have made a significant contribution to the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program. Nominees can include individuals who practice community citizenship, exemplary leadership in their profession or community, and character qualities exemplified by evidence of the role of the 4-H program in their life and their continuing commitment to 4-H and youth development. Individuals may also be former 4-H members who have achieved notable accomplishments or successes in their chosen career or life goals and who continue to use those successes to be a mentor or role model.  

March 31, 2021

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team monthly webinar series continues on Wednesday, April 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This month’s webinar will focus on making the most of the 2021 alfalfa crop. Long-time ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist in Northwest Iowa Joel DeJong will present an outlook for the 2021 alfalfa crop. He will review stand evaluation, fertilizer and pest threats, as well as discuss how to use Predictive Equations of Alfalfa Quality (PEAQ) to determine when to harvest the highest-quality forage.

March 22, 2021

Spencer Community Gardens is now taking application for 2021 garden plots. 

March 10, 2021

4-H Cupcake Wars is a Clay County contest where 4-Hers compete to bake, design and decorate cupcakes. Each team of two 4-Hers will bring all the materials needed to bake, decorate and design cupcakes according to the designated theme, an there will be an educational session with a Food and Nutrition judge. This contest is intended to be fun for the 4-Hers and to allow their creativity and skills to be admired by fairgoers. Any interested team may register through Fair Entry by August 15. A maximum of 6 teams of 2 bakers will be allowed to compete.  

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