ISU Extension Clay CountyFebruary 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 Information 


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

Family Fest: 
Plan for free fun for the whole family at Family Fest on March 8th!  The Clay County Extension Office will be there with fun learning activities and information!

We are looking for 4-Hers to demonstrate a Working Exhibit at Family Fest!  There is one shift from 2-3pm left to fill.  Please call Jo at 262-2264 or email  
County & State Recognition
Clay County Extension is announcing a NEW and exciting opportunity for ALL 4-Hers - the opportunity to learn how to write and to broadcast PSA's for KICD radio.  There will be a learning event available for writing as well as for the actual broadcasting so no need to think that you don't know how as the experts at KICD will teach you (date to be announced).  If you are interested in this communications opportunity please email Jo at .
Communications & Achievement Fairs

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

Upcoming Events   


Have you looked at the 2014 SpIn Book yet?  Take a look online!  New for 2014, Clay County 4-H Members can now sign up for SpIn Events using our online form!


Senior Member Retreat

All 4-H members in 8th-12th grade throughout Northwest Iowa are invited to attend a Senior 4-H Member retreat at the Prairie Heritage Center in O'Brien County (4131 Yellow Avenue, Peterson, IA).  This will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd from 4:00-8:00PM.  The afternoon and evening will be filled with awesome outdoor activities and outdoor cooking!  This will be a great way for you to meet and have fun with other 4-H members your age from Northwest Iowa.  Watch for more details as the date gets closer!

Mark Your Calendars:

Winter Outdoor Adventures - February 22nd
Canine Good Citizen - February 24th
New Member Meeting - February 27th
Family Fest - March 8th
Raiders of the Lost Arts - March 18th


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!