May 14 (Tues) -- New Clay County 4-H Dog Project Member Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the 4-H Auditorium on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer. You do NOT need to bring your dog, as this meeting will give an overview of the dog obedience sessions this summer. These sessions will be on Monday afternoons at 4:30 starting June 3rd. Dog Project members must have proof of current rabies vaccination before they are allowed to bring their dog to the sessions. For more details call the Clay County Extension Office at 712-262-2264.
May 15 (Wed) -- DEADLINE to enroll in a 4-H Club to be eligible to compete at the county fair level. Contact your local ISU Extension Office for more details.
May 21 (Tues) -- Clay County Cattlemen Beef Eating Contest as a part of the Spencer Chamber Business After Hours at the Clay County Regional Events Center. The contest will start at 5:30 p.m. with a new twist this year. Each eating team is asked to donate $1 for each ounce they consume to be given to Clay County Food For Life. This year's beef of choice is ribeye steak. This is in celebration of May Beef Month. For more details, contact a member of the Clay County Cattlemen.
May 30 (Thurs) -- Last chance in the area for Food Safety Quality Assurance Training from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Sibley. All 4-H members who plan to exhibit livestock at any county or the Iowa State Fair need to be FSQA certified. Individual FSQA testing is now available to 4-Hers age 12 and older. Those under 11 and those who prefer not to test out need to train for the FSQA test. For more details call the Osceola County Extension Office at 712-754-3648.
May 30 (Thurs) -- Multi-County Livestock Training for 4-H and FFA members. This will teach animal care and handling tips going into the county fair season. Participants for the FREE event can choose up to 3 classes from those offered and include: Beef, Bucket calf, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Meat and Dairy Goat, Rabbit, Poultry and Horse. This runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Sibley. This event also includes a light lunch, so please RSVP by May 27th if you plan on attending by calling 712-754-3648.
June 4 (Tues) -- Demystifying The Clay County Communications Day and Achievement Day program at the Clay County Extension Office in Spencer. Call 262-2264 with questions.
June 4 (Tues) -- Sheep Showmanship Clinic at the Clay County Sheep Weigh-In at the Livestock Pavilion on the Clay County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to Noon. For more details, call 712-262-2264.
June 9 (Sun) -- Beef Showmanship and Fitting Clinic from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Beef Barn on the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer. For more details, call 262-2264.