County 4-H News

Busy Hands
November 24, 2020

Clayton County Extension and Outreach is striving to reach youth in different ways because of Covid 19 Restrictions.  New this year is an activity gift kit.  This gift kit will contain the supplies needed for five fun educational activities for youth age 5-8. Some adult supervision is needed for activities. The topics being covered in kit are non-migrating birds, signs and murals, puppets, salt dough ocean creatures, and polymer bouncy ball. Busy Hands and Minds Activity Gift Kits are available for $10.00 a kit.  Anyone interested in purchasing must call 563-245-1451 to reserve you gift by December 11.  You can pick up you gift kits between December 16-23 at the Clayton County Extension and Outreach Office at 120 South Main St. Elkader.

beef calves
November 24, 2020

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market beef projects during 2021 need to have their animals weighed and ear tagged to make them eligible for competition  The weigh-in will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  A maximum of 10 head can be identified. State Fair qualifying animals will be retinal imaged starting at 10:30 a.m.   The state fair scanning fee will be $5 per head.

November 17, 2020

Clayton County 4-H will be having a drive-thru spaghetti dinner on Sunday, December 6 from 11 am -1 pm at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader. Free-will donations. Proceeds to be used towards 4-H & Youth programming in Clayton County.

November 2, 2020

Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout the month of November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. Those wishing to donate to the cause may drop off their nonperishable food items at their Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office. Donations will be accepted until December 18. 

October 13, 2020

Local 4-H youth wo are participating in the Northeast Iowa 4-H Citizenship program resumed their monthly meetings on September 27 at Fayette County’s Fairgrounds in West Union.  34 youth from Winneshiek, Fayette, Clayton, and Delaware Counties and several adults attended the meeting. Guest speakers were Mike Klimesh and Matt Topscott, who are running for Iowa District 28 State Senate. Youth also learned about the five principles of Citizenship.

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