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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Clayton County

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Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach office is open to the public. Please follow public health guidelines and stay home if you have a fever or feel ill and contact us by phone 563-245-1451 or by email at Thank you for understanding the need to keep staff and the public safe.  



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January 2021 4-H Family Newsletter

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County News

January 18, 2021

Iowans who anticipate retirement within the next 10 years should consider “Writing Your Retirement Paycheck.” This two-part, online workshop outlines key factors to consider prior to retirement and describes strategies for planning your retirement income.  Pre-registration is required. Go to to find the registration link for the two-part workshop you’d like to attend.


January 15, 2021

Preregister before February 3 for spring commercial pesticide applicator Continuing Instruction Course

Elkader, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County will host a Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The program, provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), is available at office locations across Iowa.

January 14, 2021

Elkader, IA – Four officers were elected during the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clayton County extension council organizational meeting Jan. 12. The nine-member county extension council annually elects officers to comply with Iowa law.

beef calves
January 4, 2021

86 Clayton County 4-H & FFA members have weighed and identified 202 head of market beef as projects this year.   Identified for 2021 were 133 Market Steers, 33 Dairy Steers and 36 Market Heifers.  The Clayton County market beef show will be Friday, August 6.   Retinal imagining was also done to qualify state fair animals. This year Clayton County 4-H’ers verified 16 head of cattle for state fair 4-H show. 

retired council members 2020
December 11, 2020

Council members Deb Schulte, Linda Orr and Marlene Gould were recognized for their outstanding effort and service as members of the Clayton County Extension Council in December. Deb and Linda are retiring after 8 years of service each and Marlene is retiring after 4 years. They contributed significantly to making research-based, unbiased information and education available to the people in Clayton County.

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2020 has been a tough year. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will continue to deliver research-based education and information and engage with Iowans on issues that will lead to recovery. Together, we will build a strong Iowa.  

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