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June 2019 4-H Newsletter

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June 11, 2019

4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit at the Clayton County Fair are reminded that fair entries are due by July 1.   All 4-H & FFA fair entries will be done electronically through Members can stop in at the Extension Office during normal business hours for help.

Adv feeder class 2019
June 11, 2019

Fourteen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 10 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.

county council
May 30, 2019

It's that time of year again to recruit new County Council members for 2019-20. If you will be in grades 11 or 12 in the fall of 2019, you can apply for 4-H County Council. Council members are active role models in Clayton County 4-H, and they gain valuable leadership and team-building life skills. Deadline for applications is June 25.  Interviews will be July 11.


day camp
May 3, 2019

Day camps offer the chance for hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures, and most of all - FUN! This year Clayton County Extension and Outreach is offering a variety of day camps for youth completing grades K – 3.All camps are 9 am-3 pm Camps will be offered in Edgewood, Elkader, Guttenberg, Marquette, Monona, and Strawberry Point.  Early bird registration deadline is June 1 and registration closes when the camp is full or one week prior to camp.  Register online with the following link:  All materials are provided - just bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Camps are $15 per camp or $20 per camp when registering after June 1.  You do not have to be a 4-H member to participate, so invite a friend and join the fun!

Motor Mill
May 3, 2019

Clayton County  is offering summer “Adventure Days’ for 3rd-6th grade youth.   Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Adventures Days provide hands-on experiments, activities, games, adventures, and most of all - FUN! Adventure Days will be 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Registration fees range from $15 -$30 per child depending on the activity. Register online at .  Registration and fees are due one week before the Adventure Day. 

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