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!

 Clay County Extension Office and Midwest Land Management are providing  Beef and Premium Sales both virtually and face to face.

Please check out Midwest Land Management for online bidding. 

Beef Sale - Monday Septemeber 14 at 1:00pm

Premium Sale - Saturday September 19 at 4:00pm


Click Here to Enroll in Clay County 4-H

2020 Clay County 4-H Spring SpIn Book (PDF)

2020 Spring SpIn Registraton

Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Information

Information for Pesticide Applicators

County News

September 16, 2020

This fall and winter, cattle producers in NW Iowa will be dealing primarily with drought-stressed feedstuffs, which present their own set of challenges.

Water– streams are running very slow, if at all, and ponds are stagnant.  Both are ideal conditions for the development of blue-green algae.  This algae produces toxins affecting the nervous system and liver and can be deadly if consumed. Clean water is a MUST for cattle.  A word of caution – make sure the tank used to haul water does not have pesticide residue in it.   

September 11, 2020

Representatives of nonprofits, local government, schools and other organizations are encouraged to register for Grant Writing 101, which will be presented online by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach staff from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications and is being sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Cherokee County and the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation.

September 9, 2020

Janel Maurer is extremely deserving of this year’s Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame from Clay County.  Janel serves on the Clay County 4-H Poultry Committee and was a past 4-H Club Leader for the Lincoln Lions. Janel has done wonderful things with youth in our community. Her true impact comes in the personal relationships she forms with youth that continues throughout their lives.  

August 26, 2020

AMES, Iowa – Farming can be stressful in the best of times. Financial worries, unpredictable weather, unpredictable commodity prices, plant pests, livestock diseases and isolation all contribute to farmers’ anxiety. And now Iowa’s rural communities and families are coping with the unpredictability and imposed isolation produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the destruction from the derecho that swept through Iowa.

July 31, 2020

The farming community is used to the stress that comes from the unpredictable and uncontrollable challenges that jeopardize their production and livelihood.  Agricultural resilience is about equipping farmers with strategies and information that will enable them to absorb and recover from these stresses. Resilience is the ability to bounce back when things do not go as planned. COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be hosting COVID Ag Updates: Focus on Resilience; a 60-minute weekly update with agricultural specialists, to be held Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

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