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County News

April 13, 2018

This year 40 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 184 head for the 2018 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair.  This is up 2 youth from last year, but down 38 head. The 2018 Clayton County Fair Swine Show will be Saturday, August 4.

April 9, 2018

Twenty area farm women recently attend the six week Annie’s Project: Farm Business Management program in Elkader.    
“While farm women have always been an integral part of agriculture, their role in managing farm operations continues to grow.  That’s why Iowa State University Extension recently offered Annie’s Project to farm women in northeast Iowa,” says Melissa O’Rourke, ISU’s Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist.

April 4, 2018

The deadline to order birds for the Special Broiler Project Class is May 1. 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. The sponsor will buy the chicks and the 4-H/FFA member raises the chicks and presents the best  five birds to the sponsor as payment for the opportunity.  4-H/FFA member is responsible for whatever is necessary to raise the chicks to healthy broiler weight and processing of the birds.


March 22, 2018

The March 23 Clayton County 4-H Lock-In is postponed due to adverse weather conditions forecasted for the Saturday morning pick up time.  It is being rescheduled for Friday, April 27th

summer adventure trip
January 31, 2018

Join 4-H members from Region 4 for 2 days and 1 night of Honoring the PAST, Celebrating the PRESENT, and Building the FUTURE.  The trip will  be June 7 & 8.   The adventure includes stops at the 1913 antique carousel in Story City, Boone & Scenic  Valley Railroad, James H Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center, Bio-tech lab at Iowa State University, and Birthplace of the 4-H Emblem in Clarion.  There will also be swimming, miniature golf, games and more! Open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7thand 8th grades. April 16 is the deadline to register.

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