Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 15, 2019

Clayton County 4-H members exhibits were on display in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair this month. More than 3800 exhibits were displayed this year, showcasing excellence in project area learning by 4-H members across the state of Iowa. Divisions young people may exhibit in include agriculture and natural resources, creative arts, family and consumer sciences, personal development, and science, mechanics & engineering.

livesrock
August 12, 2019

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $243,849 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 5, 2019.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point, Mike Monroe, Postville and Mike Loecke, Manchester.  The average price of 75 head of market beef was $1.68 per pound.  The top selling market beef sold for $2.45/pound.   161 head of swine sold for an average price of $1.68 per pound. The top selling swine brought $3.70 per pound.   The high price paid for lambs was $2.80 per pound.   25 head of sheep averaged $2.17 per pound.  The high price paid for a meat goat was $5.10 per pound with 19 head of meat goats averaging $2.92 per pound.  In addition to the beef, hogs, and lambs, the exhibitors also sold meat rabbits and poultry at the county fair auction.  The highest price paid was $60.00 for a rabbit and the top poultry lot sold for $340.

County Council
July 25, 2019

Development Committee is pleased to announce the new members for the 2019-20 4-H County Council. 4-H members selected were Hunter Thompson, Mackenzy Ruff, Tayler Martins, Marlene Franzen, Myah Davis, Emma Pape, Maria Medberry, Pierce Harbaugh, and Andy Fangman. These new members will join Laci Orr, Mia Gibson, Luke Tuecke, and Callan Willie. to lead and implement the Clayton County 4-H program this coming year. 

Adv feeder class 2019
June 11, 2019

Fourteen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 10 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.  They used their actual feed fed with fixed costs for many feed ingredients, yardage, chute costs, feeder prices, and their actual costs for any additional costs.  The youth were then interviewed by a judge while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judge placed the youth based on their knowledge and interview skills, their cost of production, calf performance, visual conformation of the cattle and market readiness.  A showcase was then held to exhibit their animals for the audience with the participants explaining the performance and costs for their project, and the judge sharing his comments and thoughts.

April 11, 2019

60 youth and 25 adults attended a hands-on 4-H beef project workshop on March 30 at the Scott & Sarah Cherne Farm, Guttenberg.  The workshop emphasis was reproduction. Featured presentations were Frosty the Cow, a life-size calving simulator with Dr. Adam Copeland & Dr. Grant Dewell with Iowa State University; semen check & pregnancy diagnosis with Dr. Larry Moore, Postville Vet Clinic and Dr. Ryan Royer with Elkader Vet Clinic; and Introduction to artificial insemination Adam Koppes and Ryan Zittleman with Genex  Certification training for YQCA (Youth for Quality Care of Animals) and BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) was also part of the workshop. 

4-H RESOURCES

County Information                                              Livestock Information

County 4H Newsletters                                           COOL form

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