Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 24, 2020

Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program and identify solutions to eliminate the opportunity gap that affects 55 million kids across America.

September 22, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County is excited to again be offering to the Clover Kids program to Kindergarten through 3rd grade youth throughout the county. In order to follow guidance for social distancing, the program will be done in a once-a-month take-home format for the months of October through December. In December, the program will be re-evaluated, and a decision will be made for the remaining months of the school year as to whether to continue take-home kits or return to afterschool programming.

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.  

Youth and Judge at Achievement Fair
March 25, 2020

Please join Clay County 4-H in “compassion” and participate in one or both of these great Community Compassion service opportunities.

Bucket of Junk creations
February 11, 2020

Join Clay County 4-H for this super fun challenge of welding and/or creating your own structure from what will be found in your “Bucket of Junk”. 

The buckets of junk availability will be announced in the Clover Notes

The judging will take place during Achievement Fair, 1:00pm in the 4-H Auditorium.

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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