Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

2021 clayton county fair logo
July 7, 2021

371 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members have entered 2617 exhibits for the county competition.  The annual Clayton County Fair is scheduled for August 3-8 at the fairgrounds located at the village of National (5 miles north of Garnavillo).

adv feeder class 2021
June 22, 2021

Eleven 4-H & FFA members participated in the annual Advanced Cattle Feeder Class on Monday, June 21 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.

int trip photo
June 17, 2021

Nine intermediate 4-H members from Clayton and Fayette counties enjoyed a summer adventure trip to Boone, Ames and Story City.  The trip started off with a stop at the Iowa State 4-H Office in Ames.  After lunch the group headed to Boone for a train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad.  On the way home the group stopped in Story City to ride the 1913 antique carousel. Participants included Nolan Gaul, Strawberry Point; Carter Hillers, Colesburg; Kyson Moss, West Union; Maxwell Schantz, Strawberry Point; Abigail Schilling, Colesburg; Ashley Schilling, Colesburg; Damien Scott, Arlington; Blake Sparrgrove, West Union; and Caleb Zuercher, Luana.  

May 21, 2021

During May Clayton County schools participated in Iowa’s Dairy Story at the NICC Dairy Center in Calmar. MFL Mar Mac second graders visited on May 7 and the third-grade class went on May 18. Central fifth graders participated on May 20. Clayton Ridge schools did the program virtually this year. The Dairy Center combines a working dairy farm with teaching, research and hand-on learning.

May 13, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach Clayton County is happy to announce their summer youth programming: Summer camps and Adventure days! Summer Camps are for youth Kindergarten thru third grade. Adventure Days are for youth third grade thru sixth grade. These programs offer hands-on learning and exploration of many interesting topics. Summer Day Camps are Pint Size Science, Growing Up Wild, NASA Astro Camp, STEM Sport Games, Dig Those Dinosaurs, The Missing Bear Mystery, Slime Time, and County Fair Camp.  Summer Adventures include Invent STEM, Science Detectives, NASA Astro Camp, Slime Time, and Explore Clayton County. Space is limited for each camp and adventure day; early registration is recommended to ensure your spot. Summer Camps and Summer Adventures will begin in June and will conclude with the County Fair Camp in August.

4-H RESOURCES

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                                                   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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