May 23 (Sat) — U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will host town meetings in Osceola, Lyon, and Sioux counties to discuss the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in addition to other topics. These town meetings are open to the public to comment on if resources have been properly deployed to Iowa to fight the ongoing outbreak of HPAI. The first Town Hall Meeting is at 9:30 a.m. at Cooperative Energy, (1708 Pierce Avenue) in Sibley. The 2nd is at 11:15 a.m. at the Public Library, (102 S. Greene St.) in Rock Rapids and concludes with the meeting at 1:45 p.m. at the De Yager Student Activities Center in the Campus Center at Dordt College, (498 4th Avenue NE) in Sioux Center (map here).
May 27 (Wed) — FSQA TESTING from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Clay County ISU Extension Office in Spencer. This is for 4-Hers in 7th-12th grade. Please register by calling 712-262-2264.
May 28 (Thurs) — Regional Livestock Clinic from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Lyon County Fairgrounds in Rock Valley. At this clinic, 4-Hers will be able to learn more about 3 animal species and do FSQA testing from 4 to 6 p.m. Call your local ISU Extension Office to register.
June 3 (Wed) — FSQA Training from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 4-H Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer. All 4-H and FFA members who want to exhibit livestock at the area county fairs or the Iowa State Fair need to be FSQA Certified. For other times and locations in the area, contact your local ISU Extension Office. To register for this FSQA Training, call 712-262-2264.
June 8 (Mon) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Swine weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 3:30 to 8 p.m. For more details call 262-2264.
June 10 (Wed) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Sheep weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 8 a.m. to noon. For more details call 262-2264.
June 10 (Wed) — Swine Reproductive Seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Convention Center in LeMars in the Upper Level Board Room. Topics to be covered include summer heat’s impact on fertility, the latest on how to improve reproductive performance, how your employees impact performance, why sow units have differences in performance and new technology to manage sow condition scores. For more details see the Iowa Pork Industry Center’s website at www.ipic.iastate.edu.
June 11 (Thurs) — Clay County Fair 4-H/FFA Meat Goat weigh-in at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer from 5 to 8 p.m. For more details call 262-2264.
June 19 (Friday) — Last day to order Broilers for the Clay County Fair. These will be Ross Cockerels with a cost per bird of $1.10 which includes shipping. These are in increments of 25 birds, with split orders between siblings or other 4-Hers a possibility. For more details call 262-2264.
June 22-26 (Mon-Fri) — FSQA TESTING from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clay County ISU Extension Office in Spencer. This is for 4-Hers in 7th-12th Grade. Please call to register at 712-262-2264.