ISU Extension Clay CountyOctober 2013

The Spark-

Lives of great significance begin with a SPARK, a nudge, a gesture...



Did you recently attend a 4-H event or want to check out pictures of the Clay County Fair? 
All photos taken are posted here.  This is a safe, private site for 4-H members and their families to view pictures from all Clay County 4-H events. 

General & Livestock Information 


4-H Enrollment:
We are currently accepting early enrollments.  If your 4-Her(s) complete online enrollment and pay the $25.00 fee before December 1st, they will earn 5 Clover Bowl (Awards Program) points for their club. A full list of Clay County 4-H Clubs is available here.

Fall Leader Training is October 21st at 6pm at the Clay County Extension Office.  Please call 262-2274 to sign up.

Recordkeeping/Record Books are due the Clay County Extension Office on December 1st.  Forms are available on our website.  There will be a help night on October 28th from 6-8pm, please RSVP by October 23rd.  

CWF Trip:
It is time to register for the CWF trip!  All 4-Hers in grades 10 through 12 are encouraged to think about going.  Information can be found
.  Trip deposits are due by December 15th.

Poultry and Rabbit Clinic:
There will be a regional Poultry & Rabbit Clinic held November 16th in Milford.

Scramble Calf Sign Up:

It's time to enroll in the 2013-2014 Scramble Calf Project that there is no limit to the times a 4-Her can participate in the project area.  So anyone can sign up!!

  • The purpose of the Scramble Calf project is to provide an educational beef production experience for beef project members and to also provide a mentoring opportunity.  Guidelines for the scramble calf program can be found in the 4-H & FFA Clay County Fair Book.
  • Deadline is middle of December.
  • To sign up for the scramble calf project, simply call 262-2264 or stop in the Extension Office

Beef Weigh In:

The Halter and Market Beef Weigh-In will be held on Saturday, January 4 10-12 at the Spencer Livestock Sale Barn. You must call our office at 262-2264 to make an appointment. 

  • Please call the Extension Office for additional information regarding signatures and nomination papers in regards to State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben calves.

Clay County Fair Information


4-H Fair Survey
Please take a few moments to fill out this ISU Extension and 4-H Fair Review Form and let us know your thoughts!

Sale Checks
Sale checks will be processed as follows:

Processing Date/Mail Date   

October 24/November 7

November 14/November 21 (if necessary)  




Jake Hanson showing his Supreme Breeding Beef. 


Mark Your Calendars   


Upcoming Events:
4-H Find Out Day - January 11th
Beef Conference in Palo Alto - January 18th
Clover Bowl  - February 10th

The 2014 SpIn Book will be available in January 2014!

Get Your Goat On  



  Experience Medicine 

Remember, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the 4-H program, deadlines, requirements or exhibit and project help, please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you and making this the best 4-H Year Ever.

Anissa Jepsen

ISU Extension Clay County  


Clay County 4-H
Youth Coordinator

Anissa Jepsen

In This Issue
General & Livestock Information
Clay County Fair Information
Mark Your Calendars

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Animal Science Clinic to be held November 9th.  Click here for more information.  Call 712-957-5045 to RSVP by November 4th!
Please note that the clinic will be held at the Primghar Community Center, not the O'Brien County Fairgrounds.

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