Member Info

2017 Clover Knowledge Escapade

The communication contest will be held on Sunday, April 2nd at Immanuel Lutheran Church (409 N. 6th St.) in Estherville starting at 2 p.m. The registration deadline for entering this contest is Thursday, March 23rd. 
Choose from:
*Educational Presentation - Teaching the audience about something or how to do something through a formal speech
*Working Exhibit - Set up a table with an exhibit or presentation that people can visit to learn something, do something, or make something to take with them.
*Share-The-Fun - Share a talent with the audience for fun, like; singing, dancing, instrument playing, reading a poem, doing a skit, etc.
*Extemporaneous Speaking - Do an impromptu speech about a subject that you draw that day! (High School age youth only)

Don’t forget that all exhibitors receive ribbons and premium money for these entries.  They will also have a chance to be selected to go on to present the communications entry at the Clay County Fair or Iowa State Fair!  Winning entries will also present at the Communications Showcase at the Emmet County Fair this summer.

4-H College Scholarships

High School Seniors: Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the 4-H State Scholarships. Applications are due February 1, 2017!  Check out the website: https://www.iowa4hfoundation.org/en/funding_opportunities/scholarships/
 Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen for ISU students and other colleges, and current college students.
All applications can be loaded from the website and need to be submitted directly to the State 4-H Office.
 

FSA Youth Loans

FSA makes loans to individual youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, FFA and similar organizations.  Each project must be part of an organized and supervised program of work designed to provide practical business and educational experience.  The project must be planned and operated with the help of the organization adviser and produce sufficient income to repay the loan. 
A Youth loan is available to young persons between the ages 10 and 20 years.  The maximum loan amount is $5,000.  Loan funds may be used to: 
·         Buy livestock, seed, equipment and supplies
·         Buy, rent or repair needed tools and equipment
·         Pay operating expenses for the project
We encourage you to contact your local office or USDA Service Center to learn more about our programs and the information you will need for a complete application.  To locate your local FSA office, click here or find a listing in the telephone directory in the section set aside for governmental/public organizations under the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency.  Our local FSA offices will be happy to provide you with further information and a loan application.   

Project Groups offered in addition to club membership:

  • 4-H Dog Obedience - Chelsey Guse & Derek Smith (362-2856) Shelby Guse  **Will begin in April-Sign up at Emmet County Extension Office**
  • 4-H Food - Cooking & Baking - Carol Solberg (866-0737)
    Emmet County will again be starting up their 4-H project group focused on cooking food! This group will practice experimenting using different types of ingredients to make their own food concoctions! They will also learn food safety and the proper way to use kitchen utensils, gadgets, and appliances. Volunteer leaders is Carol Solberg. Sign up to be part of this group (dates and locations will be sent to those who have signed up). A limited number of members will be accepted—first come, first served, so sign up today—(712) 362-3434!
    The Cooking group usually meets the first Sunday of the month at the United Methodist Church in Estherville.

County 4-H News

January 17, 2019

The Clover Knowledge Escapade is the 4-H Communications Event. For the 2019 year, it will be held on Sunday, March 31st at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (409 N 6th St., Estherville). It will begin at 2:00 pm with Extemporaneous Speaking and end around 5:00 pm. The Clover Knowledge Escapade is a great way to build your speaking and presentation skills, as well as be an experience that will last LIFETIME!

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December 27, 2018

Beef is a year-round favorite, from grilling burgers in the summer, to enjoying a hearty stew in the winter.  4-H and FFA youth in grades 4th 12th are invited to join us for the 2019 Northwest Iowa Beef Bonanza on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:45 am 3:00 pm at the Iowa Lakes Community College Campus in Emmetsburg.

December 27, 2018

There will be a meeting on Tuesday, January 22nd for first year 4-H members in Emmet County. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Estherville. The meeting will entail the ins and outs of 4-H in Emmet County, important reminders and dates, insight to prepare for the County Fair, and how to be a successful 4-H’er.

December 13, 2018

Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade, in which they will participate in hands-on activities to help build different life skills. The program will be run from February to May in which we will meet one day each month. At each session, the children will make a project in which they can take to the Emmet County Fair in July.

November 29, 2018

Market beef weigh-in for the 2019 Emmet County Fair will be December 15th. Location of weigh in is Gary Madden's -- 5150 240th St., Ringsted, IA 50578. PLEASE note that it is ONLY 1 day.

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