Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

loading beef after auction
August 11, 2022

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members sold a total of $322, 622.55 worth of livestock at the county fair auction on Monday, August 8.  The sale was under the direction of auctioneers, Jerry Maker, Strawberry Point, Mike Monroe, Postville and Mike Loecke, Manchester. Representatives from Luana Savings Bank and Central State Bank clerked the sale. Free destination hauling was provided by Lembke-Hageman Trucking, Doug Sass, Werger Trucking, Edgewood Locker, and Travis Preim. The top three buyers were Allen Real Estate Company, Monona; Joe Shirbroun-Pioneer Seeds, Farmersburg; and FreedomBank, Elkader/Monona/Postville/Waukon/Decorah

22 fair logo
July 14, 2022

401 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 2796 exhibits for the county competition.   This is up 30 exhibitors and 179 exhibits. The annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for August 3-7 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National (5 miles north of Garnavillo).

2022 Adv Feeder Class
June 21, 2022

Seventeen 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 20 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 judges while the carcass results of their calves were calculated.  The judges 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.

Electrical safety
May 18, 2022

The ISU Extension and Outreach held their annual Fourth Grade Safety Day on May 12, 2022, at the Clayton County Fairgrounds.  201 Clayton County fourth grade students and teachers from MFL Mar Mac, Clayton Ridge, Central, Postville, and Edgewood-Colesburg attended the event. Volunteers from local business and organizations gave presentations on a variety of topics.   

sheep weighin 22
May 10, 2022

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members enrolled a total of 30 lambs and 47 meat goats at the weigh-in held May 7 at the fairgrounds in National.  These lambs and meat goats are now eligible to compete in the market show at the Clayton County Fair on August 6.   There were 7 4-H’ers and FFA members who tagged market lambs this year, which is down 3 youth and 16 head from last year.  22 youth participated in the goat weigh-in, which is up 6 youth, but down 5 head from 2021.


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                                                   Extension Youth & 4H Committee                                 

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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