County News

Smart Choice Logo
November 9, 2017

On Monday, November 20th Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer a free workshop in Spencer. Smart Choice: Health Insurance is designed to help you understand your options and make the best decisions for your situation.   The workshop will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Spencer Public Library, 213 3rd Street; Spencer, IA.

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.

Powerful Tools For Caregivers Logo
September 27, 2017

Do you help take care of a child with special health and behavioral needs? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself.  Sessions are scheduled every Tuesday for six weeks and begin on October 24th.  Classes will be held at the Clay County Extension Office from 5:30 pm – 8:00pm  There is a no charge for the program. For more information or to register, contact the Clay County Extension Office at 712-262-2264.

Bill Biedenfeld, 2017 Clay County inductee for Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame
August 25, 2017

Bill Biedenfeld of Clay County was inducted into the 2017 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21. Ninety-two Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 119 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate as they were introduced on stage at the Iowa State Fair.

August 25, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Clay county will offer Ag Citing for Adults at the Clay County Fair this year.  These events will take place on Tuesday (9/12) and Thursday (9/14).  The topics covered will be Crop, Dairy, and Swine Production. 

3 youth with their stuffed animals
August 11, 2017

This is an opportunity for K-3rd Grade children to showcase at the Clay County Fair in the 4-H Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30pm.  Participants will have the opportunity discuss their stuffed animal (or other plush creature or friend) with a caring adult and to show an audience their stuffed animal.  Please call or fill out the entry form at this link to enter.  A limit on entries may be imposed for time constraints, so enter today!  Please share with your friends, all K-3rd grade youth are welcome!

4-H Clover
June 13, 2017

District Communication and Clothing events will be held during the Clay County Fair from September 9-17, occurring on each of the weekends. We are excited to once again offer a high quality district showcasing opportunity to all 4-Hers in Iowa.

4-H Clover
May 18, 2017

Achievement Fair is a county mini-fair where Clay County 4-Hers have the opportunity to have their Human Sciences, Communications, and Clothing projects judged.  This event will take place on Tuesday, July 18 from 8:30am-3:00pm at the 4-H Exhibit Building & Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds. 

April 21, 2017

Bow Wow Basics will provide an overview of the summer dog obedience training sessions including agility, rally and handling demonstrations by experienced 4-Hers.  Bow Wow Basics, will be held in the 4-H Exhibit Building/Auditorium at the Clay County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 7, 4:00 pm.  4-Hers should please bring their dogs and a copy of a current rabies vaccination.  Parents also are encouraged to attend the event!

Jan Monahan's Picture
April 12, 2017

Writing Your Retirement Paycheckis designed to provide information needed by those approaching retirement within the next ten years.  This Free Workshop will be held on Wednesday and Thursday- May 3 and 4 at the Spencer Public Library located at 21 East3rd Street; Spencer, IA. Please contact the Library at 712-580-7290 or by email:  rmunson@spenceriowacity.com to register.

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
March 31, 2017

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2017 garden season.  Sign up before April 20th so we can get your plot reserved!

Roger Clarke, our 2016 4-H Hall of Fame inductee with his cake
March 17, 2017

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 15, 2017 in the form of a letter or email to the Clay County Extension Office, 110 West 4th Street, Suite 100, Spencer.

3 members of the Rabbit Ranglers 4-H Club
March 15, 2017

Bring your rabbit and see all the interesting and fun things that the rabbit project area has to offer. What if you don’t have a rabbit…join us any way we can help you get started.  Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30am-12:00pm at the Southpark Mall in Spencer.

Barn Quilt Example
March 10, 2017

The Clay County 4-H Club, the Lincoln Lions, presents a new Barn Quilt Club Challenge for all Clay County 4-H Clubs.   The Clay County Fair is observing it’s Centennial this year so let’s join them in that celebration!  The extension office will have 12 barn quilt designs to choose from as well as a list of the possible buildings in which the 4’ x 4’ barn quilts can be hung.

2017 Plunge Flyer
March 7, 2017

Middle school youth in grades 6 through 8 are invited to attend 'PLUNGE INTO 4-H' camp on Friday-Saturday, April 28-29 at Camp Foster-YMCA near Spirit Lake. The event will feature team building activities, campfires, horseback riding, wall climbing, archery, service projects and more. Register now to guarantee your spot!

ServSafe Logo
March 1, 2017

The 2017 Spring ServSafe schedule for Northwest Iowa.  ***Note:  Online registrations only, up to three weeks prior to class date.

February 13, 2017

Are you looking for educational fun for club meetings or a club project?  Then look no further, the fun and exciting Block-Out Club Challenge is here for 2017.

2017 4-H SpIn Book Cover
February 9, 2017

SpIn Events are Special Interest Events for Youth in grades Kindergarten to 12th.

January 31, 2017

Clay County 4-H Seniors

Are you planning to continue educational opportunities following high school graduation?  We encourage you to apply for scholarships sponsored by the Clay County 4-H Youth Council and the Clay County Bankers Association.

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