County News

June 2, 2021

Clay County 4-Hers will participate in the annual 4-H Achievement Fair on July 28 in the 4-H Auditorium/Exhibit Building on the Clay County Fairgrounds. Achievement Fair is a county mini-fair where Clay County 4-Hers have the opportunity to have their Human Sciences project area work judged and are able to speak with the judge about their exhibit and project learning.

March 10, 2021

4-H Cupcake Wars is a Clay County contest where 4-Hers compete to bake, design and decorate cupcakes. Each team of two 4-Hers will bring all the materials needed to bake, decorate and design cupcakes according to the designated theme, an there will be an educational session with a Food and Nutrition judge. This contest is intended to be fun for the 4-Hers and to allow their creativity and skills to be admired by fairgoers. Any interested team may register through Fair Entry by August 15. A maximum of 6 teams of 2 bakers will be allowed to compete.  

March 10, 2021

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”.  Premiums and ribbons are earned and Demco Manufacturing is also offering additional premiums of $30 for 1st Place, $20 for the 2nd Place and $10 for 3rd place as well as plasma cut plaques. The buckets of junk will be available in March at the extension office and their availability will be announced in the Clover Notes.

January 22, 2021

It’s a scary time for Iowans who are suddenly out of work and struggling to pay their bills. Many have never filed for unemployment before and are unsure how to access community assistance and resources. To help Iowans navigate this crisis, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s family finance program specialists are providing one-on-one financial conversations. Cynthia Needles Fletcher, a professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies, says financial educators are available to talk about options for revising a budget, prioritizing bills, paying down debt and connecting Iowans with community resources to stretch reduced incomes.

October 23, 2020

Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and the United States have a new way of receiving information, thanks to the I-29 Moo University Dairy Consortium. Extension Dairy Specialists from each state develop the industry-specific content for the twice monthly podcast. “The [I-29 Moo U Dairy] podcast discusses current issues faced by dairy producers from economics and animal health, to forage, labor and farm programs,” said Kim Clark, Nebraska Extension Dairy Educator, and one of three regular hosts for the program.

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.

November 8, 2019

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

4-H Clover
October 11, 2018

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

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