ISU Extension Clay CountyNovember 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.

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.

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.  This way, anyone is eligible to 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.
County & State Recognition

Recordkeeping/Record Books are due the Clay County Extension Office on December 1st.  Forms are available on our websiteCall Anissa at 712-262-2264 for help with your recordbook!

County Scholarship Information: 
Clay County 4-H Scholarship applications are due by February 1st to the Clay County Extension Office 110 West 4th Street, Suite 100 Spencer, IA  51301

Application is available as a PDF here    


State Scholarship Information:

For more information about state scholarships, visit the Iowa 4-H Foundation website. 

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!


     Comedy Improv with Spencer Community Theatre


Bunny Basics with Rabbit Committee  


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
County & State Recognition
Mark Your Calendars

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