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February 2018 4-H Family Newsletter

Summer Staff Position Available!
 Clayton County Extension Office is looking for an energetic team player to join our team for the summer. Summer staff help with summer youth day camps, preparing for the county fair, and the Clayton County Fair. A full job description is available here. Applications may be printed here and emailed to or sent to the Clayton County Extension Office by February 16, 2018.

County News

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.

off to camp
January 31, 2018

Go off the grid and enjoy the great outdoors at Pine Bluff 4-H Camp near Decorah!   This camp is a 2 day, 1 night adventure with new friends, cabin team challenges, games, and so much more! Camps are  scheduled for June 13-14 or June 19-20. Registration deadline is April 16

January 30, 2018

The Clayton County Dairy Promotion Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of a county-wide youth scholarship. Applications are due March 1, 2018 to the Clayton County Extension Office. Award winners will be notified prior to the Clayton County Dairy Banquet on Friday, April 6, 2018. Attendance is appreciated to be recognized.

January 30, 2018

According to Iowa Code, a certified private applicator uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator's employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. PAT Continuing education is being offered  February 20 and March 15 in Clayton County.

January 28, 2018

Clayton County 4-H will hold its annual Clover Kid Fun Day on Saturday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader.  This year's theme is Commotion in the Ocean.   Scheduled sessions will include games, crafts and educational materials. Pre-registration is required. Open to all kindergarten - 3rd grade students.

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Summit: Youth Share Stories for Social Justice

Iowa youth shared their stories about social justice during a youth summit focused on service and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Difficult conversations led to friendship and determination to work together for a better future and a better Iowa. ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H program was a sponsor of the event.  

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February 16, 2018 03:15 PM

ISU Extension and Outreach has published the Field Crop Scouting book as an online learning tool for crop scouts and other agricultural...

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