Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 13, 2018

4-H club officer training will be Thursday, December 27 at the Freedom Bank Community Room in Elkader. Pizza will be served at 5:30 pm followed by the workshop at 6 pm.  Open to all  intermediate and senior 4-H members wanting more leadership training. Club officers are encouraged to attend as we will update members on some of the new guidelines. We will be working on teamwork & leadership skills and reviewing what makes a good 4-H club meeting.


4H Beef
November 8, 2018

The 4-H/FFA Beef Weigh-In will be held on Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Edgewood Livestock Commission. Calves that need to be weighed, tagged, and identified include market steers, market heifers, and dairy beef steers. Each person may identify a maximum of 10 calves. Retinal imaging for the Iowa State Fair and AKSARBEN will be available for 4-H youth during the beef weigh in.

November 19, 2018

Over 200 people attended the annual 4-H Pizzazz Night at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader on Sunday, November 18. The year-end celebration honored both 4-H club members and adult volunteers. 4-H county council members were also installed in a ceremony during Pizzazz Night.

Youth Fest Team Award
November 6, 2018

4-H staff from Region 4 received an Outstanding Team Award for their efforts with Iowa’s Dairy Story at the Youth Fest, held October 29-31 at Iowa State University in Ames.  The program educates students about the dairy industry, cows and importance of having dairy in your diet.  Staff honored included Tammy Muller Clayton Co. CYC; Nate Weber Clayton Co. K-12 Program Coordinator; Angie Sperfslage, Winneshiek Co. CYC; Michele Kelly Fayette Co. CYC; Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee Co. CYC; Becky Rea, Allamakee K-12 Program Coordinator; Jaci Tweeten, Chickasaw Co. CYC; Kelli Steinlage, Howard Co. CYC and Kendra Crooks, Youth Program Specialist.

youth Fest
November 6, 2018

Nate Weber, Clayton County Extension K-12 Program Coordinator, was recently recognized for his accomplishments, impact on the program in the community, and embodiment of the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H mission in his delivery of programs and work efforts. The Achievement in Service Award is given to county staff with 3 years or less in the position.  The award presentation was made during the annual Youth Fest, held October 29-31 in Ames.


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

  • 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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