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County News

Youth Fest Team Award
November 6, 2018

4-H staff from Region 4 received an Outstanding Team Award for their efforts with Iowa’s Dairy Story at the Youth Fest, held October 29-31 at Iowa State University in Ames.  The program educates students about the dairy industry, cows and importance of having dairy in your diet.  Staff honored included Tammy Muller Clayton Co. CYC; Nate Weber Clayton Co. K-12 Program Coordinator; Angie Sperfslage, Winneshiek Co. CYC; Michele Kelly Fayette Co. CYC; Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee Co. CYC; Becky Rea, Allamakee K-12 Program Coordinator; Jaci Tweeten, Chickasaw Co. CYC; Kelli Steinlage, Howard Co. CYC and Kendra Crooks, Youth Program Specialist.

youth Fest
November 6, 2018

Nate Weber, Clayton County Extension K-12 Program Coordinator, was recently recognized for his accomplishments, impact on the program in the community, and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission in his delivery of programs and work efforts. The Achievement in Service Award is given to county staff with 3 years or less in the position.  The award presentation was made during the annual Youth Fest, held October 29-31 in Ames.


November 1, 2018

Register today for the Midwest Dairy Day: Advanced Calving Clinic for Dairy and Beef held on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Iowa’s Dairy Center located at 1527 Highway 150 S, in Calmar, Iowa .

 This event is a collaborative effort between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). This year’s event will provide an array of sessions on advanced calving, including a unique opportunity for a hands-on experience with a life-sized cow model. Participants choose to attend one of two different blocks of sessions: one block focuses on dairy cows and the other block focuses on beef cows. Dairy and beef producers, students and industry members are encouraged to attend.

October 24, 2018

Pizzazz Night (recognition and awards night for 4-H members, families and supporters) will be held Sunday, November 18th at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. A spaghetti dinner will be held prior to the program from 5:30-7:00 p.m. as a fundraiser. The award program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Record keeping winners, 4-H leader recognition awards and special volunteer recognition awards will be presented that evening. Clubs will also be receiving completion awards and fair premium checks. County Council members will be installed.  

October 11, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer Boots in the Barn, a program designed for women dairy and beef producers, Nov. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the community room of the Commercial Club Park, Dyersville, Iowa.

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