Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 16, 2018

Entries are due by July 27 for the annual kiddie calf shows and little piglet show for youth completing K-3rd grades at the Clayton County Fair.  Shows will be held Sunday, august 5. To enter complete the form at the following link: 

18 state conference
July 11, 2018

Nearly 750 youth delegates, along with 4-H staff and volunteers, attended the 2018 State 4-H Conference & Animal Science ROUNDUP held on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus in Ames. Attending from Clayton County were Nathaniel Gaul, Mia Gibson, Laci Orr, Macie Weigand and Ashley Wessels.   Delegates participated in educational and fun workshops, were inspired by motivational speakers and enriched others' lives through community service projects before they enjoyed nightly entertainment of dancing, swimming, bowling, the awards banquet and more.  Animal Science delegates participated in specialized workshops with ISU faculty and staff focusing on beef, sheep, swine, meat goat and horses, learning about new animal technologies and potential career opportunities.

fair entry
July 11, 2018

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 3219 exhibits for the county fair competition.   Entries are up 245 exhibits.  Divisions showing an increase include the Market Beef, Breeding Beef, Bucket Bottle Calves, Dairy, Sheep, Horses, Meat Goats, Dairy Goats, Dogs, Rabbits, Pets, Clover Kids, and Communications. The 164th annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for August 1-5, 2018 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National.

Adv Feeder 2018
June 19, 2018

On June 11th 16 4-H & FFA members participated in the 2018 Advanced Feeder Class project in Edgewood. The junior division winner was Mindy Keehner of Monona, Tate Berns of St. Olaf was the intermediate division winner and Andrey Shirbroun of Farmersburg was named the senior division winner.There were 3 divisions in the carcass competition. Winner of the market beef pen was Ben Gibson of Elgin. Lane Orr of Elkader won the market beef individual class. The dairy steer market pen was won by Jordan Wegmann, Edgewood

June 15, 2018

Forty intermediate 4-H members from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties enjoyed 2 days as they “Honored the Past, Celebrated the Present and Built the Future” through a summer adventure trip to Boone, Ames and Story City. Participants  from Clayton County included Mariah Cherne, Lauren Cherne, Dakota Hamann, Brooke Hansel, Mark Hertrampf, Lexi Loan, Lane Orr, Korey Schantz, and Tyler Zuercher. 


County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

Clayton County 4-H Member Handbook                   Share-a-Heifer Form


Clayton County 4-H Clubs                                                     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

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • 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, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • 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!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • 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.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • 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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