December 1 (Tues) — DEADLINE for Clay County 4-H record keeping and project area awards. The forms can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/clay. Today is also the deadline to apply for the Clay County 4-H Youth Council. For more details call 262-2264.
December 1-2 (Tues-Wed) — Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting at Community Choice Convention Center in Des Moines. For more details, see www.iowafarmbureau.com.
December 5 (Sat) — Rabbit Hopping Demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Southpark Mall in Spencer. For more details call the Clay County ISU Extension Office at 262-2264.
December 8-9 (Tues-Wed) — Iowa Cattle Industry Convention at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center. Speakers include Dr. Jayson Lusk, Dr. Nevil Speer, Dr. Dan Moser and Marji Guyler-Alaniz. For more details and to register on-line, see www.iacattlemen.org.
December 11 (Fri) — Join Dan Neenan, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Director at 1 p.m. for a live Iowa Farm Bureau webinar on Confined Manure Pit Safety. Safety should always be job one for farmers, especially in potentially dangerous situations. Mr. Neenan trains farmers, rescue crews and others about manure pit safety and the safety steps needed. For more information and to join the webinar, access the Farm Bureau webpage by clicking here.
December 15 (Tues) — DEADLINE to register for the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. June 10th-18th, 2016. This opportunity is for 4-H members in 10th-12th grades. For more details see www.extension.iastate.edu/clay or call 262-2264.
January 9 (Sat) — Rabbit Hopping Demonstration at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Southpark Mall. For more details call the Clay County ISU Extension Office at 262-2264.
January 16 (Sat) — Clay County 4-H Find Out Day at the South Park Mall from 12 to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to explore different clubs and see what 4-H is all about. This is also when the SpIn (special interest events) book will be released of all the fun events for the year. For more details contact the Clay County ISU Extension Office at 262-2264.
January 19 (Tues) — 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit at The Meadows Conference Center at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The Summit is free to attend and open to the public but registration is required. To attend, learn more about the Summit, and review sponsorship and trade show opportunities, visit www.IowaRFA.org/10th-annual-iowa-renewable-fuels-summit/.
January 27-28 (Wed-Thurs) — Iowa Pork Congress at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Pre-registration deadline is January 8th. For more details see www.iowaporkcongress.org.
January 27-29 (Wed-Fri) — Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Diego. For more details, see www.beefusa.org.
February 1 — Deadline to enroll in a 4-H club in Clay County and still participate in the 2016 Clay County Fair. For more details call 262-2264.
February 2-4 (Tues-Thurs) — Iowa Power Farming Show at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. For more details, see www.iowapowershow.com.
February 11 (Thurs) — New Clay County 4-H Member Meeting at Godfather’s Pizza upstairs meeting room in Spencer at 5:30 p.m. Come join the 4-H staff along with your parent or other adult to learn about being a first year 4-H member. This is a fun and informal meeting, so bring your questions about 4-H and enjoy some pizza.
March 3-5 — 21st Annual Commodity Classic in New Orleans. For more details see, www.commodityclassic.com.
March 3-5 — Pork Industry Forum at Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information see www.porkindustryforum.com.
March 22 — Encouraging the HEART of Leadership 4-H Club Leader training from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Clay County ISU Extension Office in Spencer. For more details call 712-262-2264.