County News

January 6, 2021

Professionals who work with children and families can gain additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships during a virtual training in February. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Healthy Relationship Education Training on Feb. 11 via Zoom. During the one-day program, professionals will learn how to use relationship education as a strategy to meet the safety, permanency and well-being needs of children.

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.

August 6, 2020

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.

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.

Bucket of Junk creations
February 11, 2020

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”. 

The buckets of junk availability will be announced in the Clover Notes

The judging will take place during Achievement Fair, 1:00pm in the 4-H Auditorium.

February 11, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Palo Alto County and Iowa Lakes Community College have teamed up to host Boots in the Barn, a program for women beef and dairy producers. Boots in the Barn is a three-part series for women involved in a dairy or beef operation and/or industry and will be held at the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm in Emmetsburg. The sessions will be held Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

January 20, 2020

Check out the 2020 Spring SpIn Book & register now!  Classes start in February and go through May.  Everything from creative arts, STEM, Family Sciences, and natural Resources to Animals.

Isabel Dehrkoop, Sarah Dirks and Jo Engel accept MaxYield's contribution
December 10, 2019

MaxYield Cooperative recently made a contribution of $1990 towards the membership dues for all Clay County 4-H members. The check, presented on December 4, will pay $10 of the $35 state dues for 4-H members in the county. This membership not only allows students to showcase and compete with their projects at the Clay County Fair and Iowa State Fair, it also provides them with opportunities to participate in conferences, workshops, and community service.

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.

December 11, 2015
Club Leaders/Project Area Leaders

Each year we need a few logistical reports from all of our clubs and project area leaders who meet on a regular basis.  These include club audits, inventory reports and club program planners.  Please turn in these forms to the Extension office by January 15th.

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