Clayton County

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Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach office is open to the public. Please follow public health guidelines and stay home if you have a fever or feel ill and contact us by phone 563-245-1451 or by email at Thank you for understanding the need to keep staff and the public safe.  


April 2021 4-H Family Newsletter


2021 4-H & FFA Clayton County Fair Book


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County News

sheep and goat
April 15, 2021

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members who intend to participate in the market sheep and meat goat classes at the 2021 county fair must qualify their projects at the weigh-in on Saturday, May 1. The weigh-in will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National.  Animals will be weighed and ear-tagged at the site. This will also be a site to qualify for the Iowa State Fair. State fair animals will have retinal imaging done. 

April 8, 2021

The Big Four Fair in Postville is celebrating its 100th fair on June 18-20. The Fair is not only just for 4-H or FFA members.  They also offer everyone the opportunity to enter their homemade projects whether they be handicrafts, photography cooking/baking, or garden plants/produce. If you have any questions, please call 563 864-3517 or email  Also, like them on Facebook at "Big Four Fair-Postville, IA" to keep up to date with their celebration activities.

21 swine weigh in
April 6, 2021

This year 41 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 159 head for the 2021 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair.  The Derby competition uses the rate-of-gain along with visual appraisal by the judge for evaluation.

March 30, 2021

Training is available to anyone with computer access and includes 17 online modules

Elkader, Iowa – The application window is open for this year’s Master Gardener training, which will be offered 100 percent online in the fall.

March 24, 2021

The deadline to order birds for the Special Broiler Project Class is April 16. Due to the availability of birds, we are limiting the number of exhibitors to 10.  Birds will be ordered through the Extension Office and are scheduled to arrive June 8. The broiler project is an opportunity for a 4-H or FFA member to gain valuable experience in raising chicks to  broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor.

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