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Kiddie Calf & LIttle Piglet Entry Form -- Entries are due July 30


August 4-H Family Newsletter


 2021 4-H & FFA Clayton County Fair Book

Open Class Fair Book 2021

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County News

July 28, 2021

Iowa communities, including Clayton County, are facing increasing challenges these days.  At the same time, community engagement and local involvement in community matters has been declining throughout Iowa.                                         

Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach and Clayton County Economic Development Groupis launching an effort to enhance community engagement and local involvement in addressing community issues in Clayton County.  

July 12, 2021

Course will provide hands-on interaction with Iowa’s rich natural resources

Elkader, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer the Iowa Master Conservationist Program August 12 – September 23, 2021. The program will take place at various locations around Clayton and Fayette County, providing participants with hands-on interaction with the diversity of the state’s natural resources. 

2021 clayton county fair logo
July 7, 2021

371 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 2617 exhibits for the county competition.  The annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for August 3-8 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National (5 miles north of Garnavillo).

adv feeder class 2021
June 22, 2021

Eleven 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 21 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 a judge while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judge 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.

int trip photo
June 17, 2021

Nine intermediate 4-H members from Clayton and Fayette counties enjoyed a summer adventure trip to Boone, Ames and Story City.  The trip started off with a stop at the Iowa State 4-H Office in Ames.  After lunch the group headed to Boone for a train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.  On the way home the group stopped in Story City to ride the 1913 antique carousel. Participants included Nolan Gaul, Strawberry Point; Carter Hillers, Colesburg; Kyson Moss, West Union; Maxwell Schantz, Strawberry Point; Abigail Schilling, Colesburg; Ashley Schilling, Colesburg; Damien Scott, Arlington; Blake Sparrgrove, West Union; and Caleb Zuercher, Luana.  

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