Clay County

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach: Clay County

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, farm, business or community, look to Clay County Extension and Iowa State University Extension for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions!

The Clay County Extension Office will be available for drive-thru beginning May 18th.  Please call our office at 712-262-2264 before traveling to ensure availability.    

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County News

August 10, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of all adult Americans are caring for a loved one who is sick or has a disability. Caregiving can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support that they need, says Cheryl Clark, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program for caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs or for those who provide care for a spouse, parent or friend with a chronic condition.

July 22, 2020

The overall profitability of a livestock production operation greatly depends on the age of the buildings. Maintenance of the buildings is critical for their continued use, according to Kapil Arora, agricultural engineering specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. ISU Extension and Outreach is joining industry partners to offer a five-part webinar series on the maintenance issues faced by facility managers and maintenance crews. The sessions are geared toward livestock producers, livestock building owners and contractors, facility managers, maintenance crew members, engineers, designers and others interested in building maintenance.

July 8, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County and the Clay County Fair officially announced that there will be no district livestock shows or communication events this year. Local Clay County 4-H and FFA members will still have the opportunity to exhibit animals in a local Clay County-only show, with details to be announced at a later date.

Clay County Extension Council Chair Gary Johnson said that the decision was very difficult and required a great deal of collaboration between the extension council, ISU Extension and Outreach staff and the Clay County Fair. Ultimately the decision was made to cancel district shows for 2020 in order to keep youth participants’, families’ and community members’ health and safety at the forefront.

July 1, 2020

Each land leasing and value meeting will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2021 and farmland lease communication and legalities, including how to write and terminate a lease. Proper social distancing and safety precautions will be taken for each in-person meeting. Each meeting will focus on current farmland value and lease rate trends, methods for determining fair ag rents for 2021 and farmland lease communication and legalities.

June 18, 2020

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – While COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, major packers still require a current Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certificate from feedlot producers selling market-ready cattle. Beth Doran, beef specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, said that’s why a set of certification workshops has been planned for northwest Iowa producers starting in early July.

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