Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

auction basket
February 26, 2021

The 2021 Annual 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction will not be happening this year due to COVID restrictions. As an alternative fundraiser this year Clayton County 4-H will be having an online auction instead of the in-person silent auction. The auction will be run through Sweeney Auction Service online. Just like in the past, 4-H clubs, families and individuals will be donating items for the auction. Bidding will begin Saturday, March 20 at noon and close on Sunday, March 28 at 6 pm.  Money raised at the fundraiser supports activities and youth programs in the county

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. 

October 13, 2020

Local 4-H youth wo are participating in the Northeast Iowa 4-H Citizenship program resumed their monthly meetings on September 27 at Fayette County’s Fairgrounds in West Union.  34 youth from Winneshiek, Fayette, Clayton, and Delaware Counties and several adults attended the meeting. Guest speakers were Mike Klimesh and Matt Topscott, who are running for Iowa District 28 State Senate. Youth also learned about the five principles of Citizenship.

ribbon
September 1, 2020

The 2020 Iowa State Fair has been postponed this year, but state-level learning opportunities for Clayton County 4-H youth continued online. A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, was held to provide state-level recognition of learning opportunities this summer. Included in these virtual celebrations were over 2,422 entries for 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events, and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection. Clayton County 4-H shared 43 exhibits.

Hanaway & Vlazny
August 31, 2020

Thirteen Clayton County 4-H members participated in the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer. While there were some special considerations for this stand-alone event, the chance to showcase their hard work in livestock project areas remained a top goal for all 1,600 youth exhibitors.  Shows were held over three weeks, Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

Clayton County 4-H Member Handbook                   Share-A-Project Form

                                                   

                                                                                                  Area & State Information

County Council Members                                                   Iowa 4H Weekly News

Extension Youth & 4H Committee                                  Pine Bluff 4H Camp

Green Team                                                                            Big Four Fair - Postville

Clayton County Fair                                                             Area School Websites
                                                                               

Record Keeping Forms                                                        Iowa FFA Web Site

4-H Awards                                                                              

Shooting Sports                                                      

 

 

Statewide Resources

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference Logo

    Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • 4-H Equation

    Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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