Clayton County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

sheep and goat
April 15, 2021

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members who intend to participate in the market sheep and meat goat classes at the 2021 county fair must qualify their projects at the weigh-in on Saturday, May 1. The weigh-in will be from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Clayton County Fairgrounds in National.  Animals will be weighed and ear-tagged at the site. This will also be a site to qualify for the Iowa State Fair. State fair animals will have retinal imaging done. 

fair
April 8, 2021

The Big Four Fair in Postville is celebrating its 100th fair on June 18-20. The Fair is not only just for 4-H or FFA members.  They also offer everyone the opportunity to enter their homemade projects whether they be handicrafts, photography cooking/baking, or garden plants/produce. If you have any questions, please call 563 864-3517 or email bigfourfair@gmail.com.  Also, like them on Facebook at "Big Four Fair-Postville, IA" to keep up to date with their celebration activities.

21 swine weigh in
April 6, 2021

This year 41 Clayton County 4-H and FFA members weighed in 159 head for the 2021 swine derby show at the Clayton County Fair.  The Derby competition uses the rate-of-gain along with visual appraisal by the judge for evaluation.

chicken
March 24, 2021

The deadline to order birds for the Special Broiler Project Class is April 16. Due to the availability of birds, we are limiting the number of exhibitors to 10.  Birds will be ordered through the Extension Office and are scheduled to arrive June 8. The broiler project is an opportunity for a 4-H or FFA member to gain valuable experience in raising chicks to  broiler-weight through partnership with a local sponsor.

Invest in our Quest logo
March 2, 2021

Join 4-H members from Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Clayton and Fayette Counties for a fun filled adventure trip to central Iowa.  The adventure includes stops at the 1913 antique carousel in Story City, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, James H Andrew Railroad Museum & History Center, and the Iowa State University campus. Open to all 4-H  members currently in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Trip will be Thursday, June 10.  

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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