Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

3 youth with their stuffed animals
May 23, 2018

This is an opportunity for K-3rd Grade children to showcase at the Clay County Fair in the 4-H Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30pm.  Participants will have the opportunity to talk about their stuffed animal (or other plush creature or friend) with a caring adult, to show an audience their stuffed animal and receive ribbons.  Please call or fill out the entry form at this link to enter.  A limit on entries may be imposed for time constraints, so enter today!  Please share with your friends, all K-3rd grade youth are welcome!

Cupcake Wars Class
May 11, 2018

Cupcake Wars is a Clay County contest where a team of 2 4-Hers will compete to create and design decorated cupcakes.  This event will happen Sunday, September 9th at the 2018 Clay County Fair.  Registration will begin on July 2. 

YQCA Logo
May 8, 2018

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. ALL youth exhibiting any beef, sheep, meat goats, swine, poultry or rabbits at the Clay County Fair, Iowa State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben MUST satisfy this requirement by June 30.

Table setting event
April 27, 2018

A new fair event is available to all 4-Hers in grades 4-12.  Exhibitors may work as an individual or as a team of 2-3.

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
April 2, 2018

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2018 garden season.  Sign up before April 20th so we can get your plot reserved!

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

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