County 4-H News

July 8, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County and the Clay County Fair officially announced that there will be no district livestock shows or communication events this year. Local Clay County 4-H and FFA members will still have the opportunity to exhibit animals in a local Clay County-only show, with details to be announced at a later date.

Clay County Extension Council Chair Gary Johnson said that the decision was very difficult and required a great deal of collaboration between the extension council, ISU Extension and Outreach staff and the Clay County Fair. Ultimately the decision was made to cancel district shows for 2020 in order to keep youth participants’, families’ and community members’ health and safety at the forefront.

June 30, 2020

Achievement Fair will be held by using the Iowa State Fair model.  This will mean that 4-H families will bring their exhibits to the 4-H Building on the Clay County Fairgrounds from 8am – 6pm, Monday, July 20, and will place the exhibits in areas designated for each project area.  Large items should arrive only by families by using the north door to the 4-H Auditorium and will be placed along the north wall. 

  • All human sciences, communication and clothing exhibits MUST be entered in Fair Entry. The entry program will be open July 2 and will close on July 20. 

north wall.

2019 Clay County 4-H Hall of Fame Recipient Greg Lear
April 8, 2020

Clay County 4-H is seeking nominations for the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee.  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 5, 2020, in the form of a letter or email to to the Clay County Extension Office, 110 West 4th Street, Suite 100, Spencer.

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.

Spencer Community Gardens Logo
March 23, 2020

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2020 garden season.  Sign up before April 1st to get a discount on your 2nd plot!

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