Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

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.

2018 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee
February 12, 2019

Clay County 4-H is seeking nominations for the 2019 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. Nominations must be received by May 1, 2019, in the form of a letter or email to the Clay County Extension Office, 110 West 4th Street, Suite 100, Spencer.

Now Hiring Sign
February 8, 2019

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 Clay County Youth Fair preparation as part of the 4-H Youth Development Program in Clay County to improve the effectiveness and efficient delivery of programming to the citizens and youth of Clay County.

Statewide Resources

  • 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, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

  • 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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