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County 4-H News

auction basket
February 26, 2021

The 2021 Annual 4-H Omelet Brunch & Silent Auction will not be happening this year due to COVID restrictions. As an alternative fundraiser this year Clayton County 4-H will be having an online auction instead of the in-person silent auction. The auction will be run through Sweeney Auction Service online. Just like in the past, 4-H clubs, families and individuals will be donating items for the auction. Bidding will begin Saturday, March 20 at noon and close on Sunday, March 28 at 6 pm.  Money raised at the fundraiser supports activities and youth programs in the county

beef calves
January 4, 2021

86 Clayton County 4-H & FFA members have weighed and identified 202 head of market beef as projects this year.   Identified for 2021 were 133 Market Steers, 33 Dairy Steers and 36 Market Heifers.  The Clayton County market beef show will be Friday, August 6.   Retinal imagining was also done to qualify state fair animals. This year Clayton County 4-H’ers verified 16 head of cattle for state fair 4-H show. 

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.

ribbon
September 1, 2020

The 2020 Iowa State Fair has been postponed this year, but state-level learning opportunities for Clayton County 4-H youth continued online. A special exhibition, 4-H Show Iowa, was held to provide state-level recognition of learning opportunities this summer. Included in these virtual celebrations were over 2,422 entries for 4-H Exhibits, Communication Events, and the Awardrobe Clothing Selection. Clayton County 4-H shared 43 exhibits.

Hanaway & Vlazny
August 31, 2020

Thirteen Clayton County 4-H members participated in the 2020 Fair Special Edition: Iowa 4-H and FFA Livestock Show this summer. While there were some special considerations for this stand-alone event, the chance to showcase their hard work in livestock project areas remained a top goal for all 1,600 youth exhibitors.  Shows were held over three weeks, Thursday through Saturday – Aug. 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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