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Clinton County
4-H Connection
4-H Club Fruit Sales Fundraiser
Great job selling! Due to the weather we are supposed to get on Friday night, we are now asking Clubs to pick up their fruit on Friday, March 1st between Noon and 6:00 p.m. at the Commercial Exhibits building.

Top Selling Clubs were:
  1. DeWitt Hustlers
  2. CW Jr Ag
  3. Orange Future Leaders

Top Selling Members:
  1. Reagan Hofer (DeWitt Hustlers)
  2. Stutt Family (CW Jr Ag)
  3. Raelynn Schroeder (Minnehaha Mohawk)

All Clubs participating in this fundraiser must designate an adult from their club who is responsible for making sure their Club’s boxes are picked up. 4-H members should attend to help their fellow 4-H members pick up their orders and load their boxes in to vehicles. It is highly recommended that someone from your Club supplies a dolly to transport boxes because the Extension office will only have six dollies available.
Youth Quality Care Assurance Training
Now is a great time to complete the Youth Quality Care Assurance training online. You will need to complete this training by June 1st if you are a 4th-12th grade 4-H or FFA member planning to exhibit the following animals at the Clinton County Fair:
🐷 Pigs
🐂 Beef Cattle
🐮 Dairy Cattle
🐑 Sheep
🐐 Goats
🐇 Market Rabbits
🐥 Poultry
Those who tested out of FSQA and who have proof of certification will not be required to recertify with YQCA. FSQA is no longer being offered and YQCA is only being offered online.
Create an account and take the online certification at
There is a $12 fee to certify for one year and a $25 fee to test out. FFA students need to print their certificate and submit them to their Advisors. The Extension office is automatically notified when 4-H member have completed certification.
Financial assistance available upon request for all youth programs
Youth Show Pig Seminar March 17
Swine and Sheep Identification
4-H/FFA and Open Derby Swine Weigh In and 4-H/FFA Market/Breeding Tagging Day: Saturday, March 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the DeWitt Bus Barn

Market Sheep/Goat Weigh In: Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Fairgrounds

Second Option to Identify (Tag) Market and Breeding Pigs: Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds
2019 4-H Basketball Tournament
and Cake Auction Fundraiser!

March 23, 2019

DeWitt High School and Middle School Gymnasiums
Team Roster due to the Clinton County Extension Office by
March 13, 2019

11:00 a.m. Club Cake Auction
11:30 a.m. Free Throw Contest

All proceeds go to the Clinton County 4-H Foundation 501(c)3
for 4-H Scholarships!

Thank You to Butt's Meat Charotte Locker for donating meat for the Food Stand.

All Clubs are encouraged to donate a cake with the value and donor listed with the cake -Your support is very appreciated!
4-H Legislative Trip
Come join us as we travel by bus with other 4-Hers to Des Moines to tour the State Capitol complex, visit with elected officials, gain a greater understanding of our Iowa state government ,and learn about current issues. On Wednesday, March 27 , 7 th - 12 th grade 4-H members & friends are planning to visit the Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Legislature and Capitol in Des Moines, have lunch with legislators and explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WHO: 7th-12th Graders. 4-H members may invite a friend in 7 th - 12 th grade who is a non-4-H member but they must pay the fee and register by the deadline. Space is limited- register early!

COST:  $45 is due with your registration form. This fee covers transportation, insurance, Botanical Garden and noon lunch.
4-H Intermediate Trip-Night at the Zoo
Join other Intermediate 4-H members from Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones counties for two days of fun at the Minnesota Zoo on April 12-13th. During this charter bus trip, 4-Her's will spend the night at the zoo. Time will include games and activities about ocean species, meeting and talking with an aquarist or zoo keeper, experience a touch tank, and two special behind-the scenes tours!
Registration and Payment due to Extension Office to hold spot. Registration closes March 22, or when seats are filled.
Clinton County Livestock Workshop April 6th
All 4-H, FFA, and Clover Kids Members are welcome to attend the Clinton County Livestock Workshop on April 6th. Check in starts at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be offered starting at 11 a.m. Workshops including: Rabbit, Dog, Sheep, Goat, Pet, Beef, Bucket Bottle Calf, Poultry, Dairy, and Horse/Pony will be offered from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.

Participating youth will receive a swag bag and lunch at check in. The cost is $5 at the door to participate. The beef, bucket bottle calf, sheep, and goat workshops are brought to you by PMC Agri-Services. Whether you are an experienced showman or someone interested in learning about getting started, you won't want to miss this!
Behind the Scenes Fashion Trip
Where do your clothes come from? How are they produced and marketed? Learn more about textile and apparel design, merchandising, production, and historic collections. Participate in mini activities, hear from students about their college experiences, and interact with faculty. The day ends with a viewing of the final dress rehearsal of the Iowa State University Fashion Show and Design Competition.

Friday April 12 th , 2019
Youth in 9 th – 12 th grade

$45 covers transportation and ticket to Behind the Scenes Day

Find more information on the event here:
Clinton County Fair Activity Survey

The County Youth 4-H Leadership Council is working together to come up with a few new activities to offer at the fair. Below are some of the ideas. Help us decide which one's you'd like to see.
Pick your top three favorite new activity ideas for the Clinton County Fair and Club Show.
Scavenger Hunt
Dunk Tank
Water Balloon Activity
Rock Wall
Livestock Fitting Contest
Clinton County 4-H Livestock Judging Team
The 2019 Iowa Beef Expo Livestock Judging Contest took place on Sunday, February 10, 2019. One hundred eleven individuals and 34 teams competed in the 4-H Division of the contest that took place in Des Moines, which is home to the largest single species livestock judging contest in America. 

Clinton County 4-H Team: Judd Swanton, Carleigh Tobey, Cole Tobey and Carson Deppe
Coaches: Don Swanton and Doug Deppe
Achievements are as follows:
2 nd High Team Overall – Judd, Carleigh, Cole & Carson
1 st High Team Placing – Judd, Carleigh, Cole & Carson
5 th High Team Reasons – Judd, Carleigh, Cole & Carson
2 nd High Individual Overall – Cole Tobey
4 th High Individual Overall – Judd Swanton
9 th High Individual Reasons – Carson Deppe
Animal Science Round Up- Register by April 15
Brianne Johnson
4-H Youth Program Manager