Club Resources

Clay County 4-H is home to nine community 4-H clubs, three special interest 4-H clubs and independent 4-H members. Youth in grades 4-12 may join 4-H and choose a club based on location, age or special interest.


Joining or Re-enrolling in 4-H

For information and resources related to joining or re-enrolling in Clay County 4-H through 4HOnline, visit our Join 4-H page.

Animal Identification


4HOnline Animal Identification Deadlines

Animals must be identified in 4HOnline by these deadlines in order to be exhibited.

  • Market Beef IDs - Due February 1st
  • Breeding Beef IDs - Due May 15th
  • Horse IDs - Due May 15th 
  • State Fair Swine, State Fair Goats & State Fair Sheep IDs - Due May 15th 
  • Clay County Fair Swine, Goats & Sheep IDs - Due June 15th 
  • Rabbit IDs - Due July 1st

Animal ID Family Helpsheet

Market Animal ID Entry Helpsheet

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities.

All 4-H livestock exhibitors are required to be YQCA certified for county and
State Fair exhibition for the following species: Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, Sheep, Swine, Poultry and Rabbits. 

2024 Instructor-Led (Face-to-Face) YQCA Trainings:

  • June 14,  9 a.m. to 10 a.m., ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County Office, Spencer

Youth can also complete YQCA training online

Coupon codes to cover the cost of instructor-led or web-based training are available. Email to claim. 

Clay County Fair

For Clay County Fair 4-H Information, visit our Clay County Fair page

4-H Scholarships

Clay County 4-H Scholarship Application

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide post-secondary tuition funds to 4-H youth who have outstanding records of 4-H participation and achievement in the Clay County 4-H program and are wishing to pursue higher education. The scholarship is designed to award 4-H youth who have represented the 4-H program in a positive manner. This scholarship is available to currently enrolled Clay County 4-Hers who are high school seniors for any type of post-high school education, and is not based on financial need. The scholarship is sponsored by the Clay County Bankers Association.

Clay County Scholarship application is due by December 31 to the Clay County Extension Office.

Record Keeping
Clay County 4-H Awards Information & Nomination Form


Help us celebrate the members and volunteers that make 4-H great in Clay County by nominating them for an award! Clay County 4-H Awards will be given during a special event at the Clay County Fair each year!


We are here to help!

Jenna Steffen
County Youth Coordinator


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