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
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. 

2023 Instructor-Led (Face-to-Face) YQCA Trainings:

  • March 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Iowa Lakes Community College Farm, Emmetsburg
  • June 2,  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

4-H Scholarships information is coming soon!

Record Keeping

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! 

Clay County 4-H Awards Information & Nomination Form



We are here to help!

Isabel Dehrkoop
County Youth Coordinator

Jenna Keene
Youth Outreach Coordinator

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