Extension Information

Clayton County ISU Extension & Outreach Media Packet for 6/20/19      

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Everybody Eats   Monona City Park

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Once Upon A Time   Guttenberg Marina Park

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM   4-H & FFA Horse Training Workouts   Elkader Horse Arena

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Once Upon A Time   Elkader City Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Survivor Day Adventure   Motor Mill, Elkader

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM   4-H & FFA Dog Project Training   Clayton County Fairgrounds, Garnavillo

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM   BBQ-Beef Adventure   Elkader City Park

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM   4-H & FFA Horse Training Workouts   Elkader Horse Arena

Youth Enjoy a 4-H Summer Adventure Trip

Forty-three intermediate 4-H members from Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties enjoyed 2 days as they “Screamed for Adventure”  through a summer adventure trip to LeMars and Arnold’s Park. The trip was coordinated by Tammy Muller, Clayton County Youth Coordinator and Jaci Tweeten, Chickasaw County Youth Coordinator.  

The trip started with a stop at the Well’s Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars. The group toured the recently remodeled ice cream parlor and enjoyed the new exhibits about Well’s history and how the ice cream is made. The highlight of the stop was eating the ice cream.  The next adventure was a dinner theater at the Brown’s Theater. The group enjoyed a full buffet of made-from-scratch Iowa cooking along with the Americana Summer Celebration Show performed by the Brown Family.

Day Two was enjoying Arnold’s Park. The main attraction is the Legend Roller Coaster, which is the 7th oldest coaster in the United States and 13th oldest in the world. Riders enjoy the beauty of Lake Okoboji as they race to the top of the track.  The Park is more than just games and rides; it also has a maritime museum and an Arnold’s Park Museum.

Participants included Mallory Berns and Annelise Ellingson from Allamakee County; Elleri Eicke,  Isaiah Eike, Olivia Horner, and Aiden Sullivan from Chickasaw County; Jenna Funk, Marcus Gaul, Dakota Hamann, Brooke Hansel, Staci Herman, Brandi Herman, Ava Kerns, Korey Schantz, and Jake Schilling from Clayton County; Brooke Balk, Emma Kovarik, Connor McMurray, Ayla Moss, Thomas Sadler, William Sadler, Abby Schmidt, Adam Scott, Taylor Sparrgrove, and Adriana Tiedt from Fayette County; Aiden Brannon, Kayla Burke, Kelsey Burke, Allison Ferrie, Ella Keller, Heidi Mahr, Hannah Schmidt, and Tanner Tlusty from Howard County;  and Bode Balk, Braunwyn Darrington, Aiden Feickert, Riannah King, Jensen Korsness, Travis Nordheim, Libby Phillips, Kolton Werges, and Kinsey White from Winneshiek County. Additional chaperones were Brittany White from Winneshiek County Neil & Julie Lansing from Fayette County.

For more information about the 4-H program, contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach Office.


Nine Clayton County 4-H members participated in a two-day adventure trip to Northwest Iowa. Attending were (R-L) Dakota Hamann, Korey Schantz, Marcus Gaul, Jake Schilling, Ava Kerns, Jenna Funk, Brooke Hanse, Staci Herman and Brandi Herman.


     4-H and FFA members who are planning to exhibit at the Clayton County Fair are reminded that fair entries are due by July 1.   All 4-H & FFA fair entries will be done electronically through Fairentry.com. Members can stop in at the Extension Office during normal business hours for help.

     Additionally, Clayton County Extension will be hosting a fair entry help workshop on Thursday, June 20 at 6:30 pm at the Extension Office in Elkader. Participants will navigate the online fair entry program to better understand how to sign up projects to exhibit at the fair. This workshop is geared for newer 4-H families but is open to anyone with questions.

    This year’s fair will be held July 31-August 5 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds, National.  Non-livestock entries will be conference judged on Tuesday, July 30.  The various livestock shows will be held throughout the week.  The fair will conclude on Monday, August 5 with the annual livestock auction.

      For more information contact the Clayton County Extension Office at 563-245-1451.


Additional Stories Published Online

The following news releases have been published on the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach website.

6/19/19 ISU Extension and Outreach to Host RUSLE2 Soil Loss Workshop


Livestock producers and service providers can learn how to use the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation 2 (RUSLE2) and the Iowa Phosphorus Index in nutrient and manure management plans, during a workshop July 25.

6/19/19 Herbicide Research Field Day to Highlight Weed Management


Farmers will get a timely update on the ongoing fight against herbicide resistance and weed control during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Herbicide Research and Demonstration Program Field Day June 27.

6/19/19 Demonstration Garden Field Days Will Offer Tips Statewide


Home gardeners will learn about growing sweet corn, cut flowers and tomatoes during this year’s Demonstration Garden Field Days, hosted by the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms and ISU Extension and Outreach.

6/19/19 Land Value Experts Predict Modest Declines, Stable Crop Prices


Agricultural professionals who attended the Iowa State University Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference in May expect a continued modest decline in land values, according to the June edition of the Ag Decision Maker newsletter.  

6/19/19 Learn about Cover Crops, Grazing, Soil Health at Corning Field Day


A cover crops, grazing cover crops and soil health field day will be held Tuesday, July 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray and Elaine Gaesser’s Farm near Corning.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach news releases are available online at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/.