ISU Extension Clay CountyJanuary 2014

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:
Clay County 4-H enrollments are bring accepted. The enrollment fee is $35. Please call our office at 262-2264 if you need any assistance enrolling in 4-H Online.

Beef project members who plan to exhibit market beef at the Clay County Fair need to enroll in 4-H Online as well as pay their enrollment dues today.  This is so staff can enter youth's beef information and families can verify before January 31st.  Please call our office if you have any questions.

Clay County 4-H Youth Council: 
Clay County high school 4-H members (9th-12th grade) are invited to join the 2014 Clay County 4-H Youth Council.  Applications are due to the Clay County Extension Office no later than February 1, 2014.  Click here for an application.   
County & State Recognition

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. 

Communications & Achievement Fairs

The 2014 Communications & Achievement Fairs will be held together on July 22nd for one fun filled day!

Upcoming Events  


Clover Bowl Awards Program:
This annual event not only recognizes 4-Hers for their achievements this past year, but also gives way to a friendly club competition; testing members on 4-H trivia and giving points for RSVPs and wearing green.  The club that wins the Clover Bowl receives a free pizza party!  This year's Clover Bowl will be held on February 10th at 6:00pm at Hap Ketelsen in Everly.

Mark Your Calendars:
Poultry Picker - February 1st (held in Spirit Lake)
Winter Outdoor Adventures - February 8th
Clover Bowl  - February 10th
#Feedthe9 - February 17th
Canine Good Citizen -February 17th
Jewelry Making - February 20th
New Member Meeting - February 27th
Canine Good Citizen

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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Clay County 4-H Sponsors:

Clay County Bankers Association

Max Yield Cooperative

Four Seasons Travel

Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of volunteers for our SpIn Events!  Please call our office at 712-262-2264 to volunteer!