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County News

March 21, 2019

Expanding knowledge of state government and policy makers in Des Moines was the focus of the March 12 visit to the Iowa State Capital by forty-three 4-H’ers and twelve adults.  4-H’ers, staff, and volunteers represented Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, and Winneshiek counties. The group toured the capital building andengaged in exclusive conversations with Senator Michael Breitbach, Waylan Brown, and Craig Johnson. Some students also had discussions with their local Representatives, Anne Osmundson, Michael Bergan, and Todd Prichard. The visit concluded with the Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg making an appearance and photo opportunity with the 4-H’ers.

March 14, 2019

The Clayton County 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction was held March 10 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. This annual event is sponsored by the 4-H County Council & Extension 4-H & Youth Development Committee.  This event is a one of the ways 4-H members showcase their program and the youth & volunteers who make it happen.  Although the weather was not very cooperative, 495 people were served omelets, toast, blueberry muffins, applesauce, milk, coffee, and orange juice. 4-H clubs, members, families and 4-H alumni donated 55 items for the silent auction. The proceeds will be used to maintain & promote 4-H & Youth activities in Clayton County and pay part of the Iowa 4-H Youth Development fees.

February 28, 2019

This year’s Beef Workshop will be Saturday, March 30 from 9 am –2 pm at the Scott Cherne Farm near Guttenberg.  The emphasis will be on reproduction. The workshop is open  to all beef & dairy project members.  Both youth & adults should register online by March 22.

buck a roo bash
February 25, 2019

Due to extreme weather the Clayton County Extension and Outreach annual Clover Kid Fun Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 13  from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.  This year's theme is Buck-a-Roo Bash. Come experience rope making, mining for gems, stick pony races, and much more!  There still is room availble. Pre-registration is required by April 1. 

int trip 19
February 1, 2019

Screaming for Adventure!  Join us for 2 days and 1 night for the 2019 4-H Intermediate Summer Adventure Trip on June 12-13.    Youth will be staying overnight at a motel in Le Mars, Iowa.  The adventure includes stops at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, along with Browns Century Theatre and fun at Arnolds Park. Open to all 4-H members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  

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