Clayton County 4H & Youth

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July 6, 2020

283 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 1732 exhibits for the county competition to be held August 4-9 according to Tammy Muller, County 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator.   Earlier this year the Clayton County Agricultural Society postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair until 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. Clayton County Extension and Outreach has put together an alternative for county fair.  Entries are at 60% from the previous years with Horses and Poultry entries showing an increase.

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June 26, 2020

The Clayton County Extension Council, Youth Development Committee along with Extension staff have put together an alternative for county fair, the Clayton County 4-H & FFA Achievement Show 2020.  The Clayton County Agricultural Society has postponed the 166th Clayton County Fair until 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety concerns. This alternative show will offer an opportunity for youth to showcase all the hard work they have put into their projects. To protect the health and safety of everyone, this Achievement Show will follow all Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC recommendations for social distancing, handwashing, and sanitization.

June 15, 2020

Clayton County Extesnion is now offering limited face to face summer camp opportunities with Covid-19 precautions in place.  Camps offered for the Kindergarten through 3rd grade levels are: Quest to be Your Best, Fun with Bots, Theatre STEM Challenge, Mad Scientist Camp, Art Lit to Go, Creativity STEAM Camp, Survival Camp, and Outdoor Adventure.  Participants can sign up using www.tinyurl.com/clayton-camp20.  Other camps offered to older youth are our Summer Adventures for 3rd through 6th graders. Adventures are: Quest to be Your Best, Survivor Day, Creativity STEAM Camp, Your Creative Side, and Theatre Stem Challenge. Participants can sign up using www.tinyurl.com/clayton-adventure20. These are great summer opportunities for your child/ren. Camps are scheduled to start June 22nd.

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June 10, 2020

Twenty-one 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 8 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood.  Animals were weighed and ultrasound scanned, and the youth worked with ISU Extension and Outreach staff and feed industry representatives to calculate their total cost of production. Many exhibitors in the 4-H & FFA market beef show see only the show ring aspect of beef production, not the real-world aspects of feeding cattle for today’s marketplace.  The Advanced Cattle Feeder Class focuses more on the real-world aspects of feeding to a target market, focusing on the cost of production, and meat quality.

June 9, 2020

The Clayton County Agricultural Society, sponsor of the Clayton County Fair, postponed the Clayton County Fair until 2021 due to continued restrictions of Covid-19.  The Clayton County Extension Council, staff and the Youth Development Committee are moving ahead to provide a 4-H & FFA Achievement Show for youth to showcase their exhibits in livestock, static, clothing & communications.  Plans are being made for a limited audience “Show and Go” livestock exhibition and contact-free static exhibit judging and limited-contact clothing event & communication judging.

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

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

                                                   

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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.

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    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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