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County News

September 6, 2018

The Clayton County Livestock Judging Team competed at the 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest at the Hansen Learning Center on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames. Team members included Macie Weigand, Monona; Laci Orr, Elkader; Nathanial Gaul, Strawberry Point; and Maria Medberry, Volga. The team finished 2nd overall and 4th in the swine division. Macie Weigand place 2nd individually in the beef division and 5th in reasons. 

September 6, 2018

Kyle Wessels, a member of the Woodberry Clovers 4-H Club, was among the twenty-one Iowa 4-H members who qualified for special awards sponsored by the International Harvester Collector’s Club Chapter 5. Youth who exhibited projects related to IH/Farmall tractors, farm equipment or other items in the IH brand family in any class at the state fair were eligible to participate through an application process.  

August 30, 2018

Twelve Clayton County 4-H Council members participated a Regional County Council Retreat on August 26 at the Fayette County Fair Grounds in Wes Union. Youth participated in team building activities, defined roles and expectations as a member, and developed an understanding of mindfulness and the importance of self-care. 70 youth from Allamakee, Winneshiek, Howard, Chickasaw, Fayette and Clayton Counties attended the annual retreat.

August 30, 2018

Clayton County 4-H members earned recognition this month as communicators at the Iowa State Fair. 4-H members compete in three categories of oral communication: educational presentations, working exhibits, extemporaneous speaking, and one category of visual communication. In educational presentations, the 4-H members teach their audience about a topic they selected and researched. In working exhibits, the exhibitors invite passers-by to try a skill they demonstrate. In extemporaneous speaking, the 4-H members prepare a speech in 30 minutes and deliver it to an audience. In poster communication, they convey a message visually. 

August 30, 2018

Clayton County 4-H members exhibits were on display this month in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa.

Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, and science, mechanics and engineering. 

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