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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clayton County

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County News

loading beef after auction
August 11, 2022

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $322, 622.55 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 8.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point, Mike Monroe, Postville and Mike Loecke, Manchester. Representatives from Luana Savings Bank and Central State Bank clerked the sale. Free destination hauling was provided by Lembke-Hageman Trucking, Doug Sass, Werger Trucking, Edgewood Locker, and Travis Preim. The top three buyers were Allen Real Estate Company, Monona; Joe Shirbroun-Pioneer Seeds, Farmersburg; and FreedomBank, Elkader/Monona/Postville/Waukon/Decorah

22 fair logo
July 14, 2022

401 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 2796 exhibits for the county competition.   This is up 30 exhibitors and 179 exhibits. The annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for August 3-7 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National (5 miles north of Garnavillo).

2022 Adv Feeder Class
June 21, 2022

Seventeen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 20 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood.  Animals were weighed and ultrasound scanned, and the youth worked with ISU Extension and Outreach staff and feed industry representatives to calculate their total cost of production.  They used their actual feed fed with fixed costs for many feed ingredients, yardage, chute costs, feeder prices, and their actual costs for any additional costs.  The youth were then interviewed by judges while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judges placed the youth based on their knowledge and interview skills, their cost of production, calf performance, visual conformation of the cattle and market readiness.  A showcase was then held to exhibit their animals for the audience with the participants explaining the performance and costs for their project, and the judge sharing his comments and thoughts.

June 20, 2022

ISU Extension Short Course will Increase Grazing Knowledge and Skills

Livestock producers with an interest in strengthening or transitioning grazing practices can sharpen their skills by attending Grassroots Grazing workshops offered by Iowa State University Extension and regional Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Grassroots Grazing short course consists of five different modules taught over the grazing season.

int trip photo
June 15, 2022

Sixteen intermediate 4-H members from Clayton and Fayette counties enjoyed a summer adventure trip to Sioux City and LeMars in Northwest Iowa on June 6 & 7.  Highlights included the World's Largest Popcorn Ball, Palmer Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe & Museum, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Well's Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, and the Grotto of Redempion.

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Youth Test Skills, Learn about Wildlife Habitat

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program offers young Iowans hands-on environmental education. They learn about the importance of conservation management and how to be stewards of the land. Youth also have an opportunity to test their wildlife knowledge in friendly competition in state and national contests.

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