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Clay County Fair
July 10-13, 2019 "It's a Family Tradition!"

County Fair Schedule

Open Class Pre-registration online

This year youth and adults can pre-regsiter for Open Class at the 2019 Clay County Fair.  This will allow you to get your open class number ahead of time and allow you to enter your exhibits faster once you get to fair.  This is optional and open to youth and adults. 

Pre-register link. 

2nd Annual BBQ Cook Off Contest
Friday, July 12th, 2019
7:30 pm 
Clay County Fair

Sponsored by the
Leadership in Action 4-H Club Featured Meat:  Baby Back Ribs Registration Form due June 19th.

Weed Management Field Day June 26, 2019
South Central Ag Lab - Clay Center, NE

Field Day Flyer

The 2nd annual Ranch Rodeo will be Thursday, July 11 during the Clay County Fair.

The event will be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center, NE.  This years event will feature calf branding, trailer loading, and double mugging.  Teams are made of four people that may be on no more than 2 different teams.  Entry fee is $200 and due July 1. 

Flyer/Registration Form

Call the Clay County Extension Office for more information at 402-762-3644

Youth between the ages of 5-7 years old are welcome to particpate in 4-H Clover College Workshops to learn more about 4-H. All workshops start at 5:30 at the Clay County Fairgrounds.  Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

March 28 - Exploring Animals; Animal Care Kit

April 18 - Personal Safety; Bring a pencil box or container similar in size

May 7th - World of Flowers

June 14  - Summer Clover College Camp

October (TBD) - Celebrate 4-H Week Activity! 

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and their families.  We hope you reach out if you are feeling stressed.  Resource Flyer


Nebraska Extension in Clay County

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Nebraska Extension field day for management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in soybean
May 30 – Growers, crop consultants and extension educators interested in management of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's field day, supported by the Nebraska Soybean Board, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 10 near Carleton. Read more
Nebraska Extension weed management field day is June 26
May 30 – Growers, crop consultants, ag professionals and extension educators are encouraged to attend Nebraska Extension's weed management field day from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s South Central Agricultural Laboratory near Clay Center. Read more