Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

Now Hiring Sign
December 21, 2017

Seeking existing formal or non-formal educators or preservice teachers, who have passion for inspiring and energizing youth in discovery and learning!

Jo Engel & Amy Forrette with the 4-H Bear
November 28, 2017

The Clay County youth staff of Amy Forrette, Associate Director of Youth Programming, and Jo Engel, Human Sciences Program Coordinator, hosted a session about ‘Mastering Volunteerism’ at a recent National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jo Engel, Amy Forrette, accepting check from MaxYield
November 28, 2017

Amy Forrette, (right) county associate director youth programming and Jo Engel, county youth program coordinator for human sciences accept a contribution from MaxYield that will decrease the cost of 4-H enrollment in Clay County.  

4-H Clover
October 6, 2017

Clay County 4-H Awards information and forms for The Diamond Clover Program, Project Area Awards, Recordkeeping Awards, and Special Recognition Essays.

October 5, 2017

The purpose of the Scramble Calf project is to provide an educational beef production experience for beef project members and to also provide a mentoring opportunity.

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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