August/September Extension Connector Newsletter
Nature Day September 10th from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The Extension Homemakers Clubs are sponsoring an Adult & Youth Open Class in Home Economics at the county 4-H Fair. This event is open to any adult or youth (including 4-H members & others) who is a present resident of Clay County or who is a member of a Clay County Extension Homemakers or 4-H Club, if residing out of the county. The committee is urging all interested people to enter.
Clay County Indiana 4-H Fairgrounds map
4-H members in Clay County will join with over six million youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H week October 4 - 10. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Indiana and throughout the country focusing on leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H grows determination, confidence, teamwork, courage, and so much more in young people.
If you have grapes, then you should be on the lookout for black rot. Black rot impacts grape production every year. It is a fungus that infects young canes, flowers, tendrils, leaves, and fruit. Most individuals do not notice they have black rot until they see the dark, mummified grapes on their vines.
This year, I had the joy of continuing to host livestock skill-a-thon contests at the Owen County Fair and the Clay County Fair. The winner of the livestock skill-a-thon is not based on how an animal looks, but on the youth's knowledge of the livestock industry as a whole. So here are a few tidbits of information I hope the youth gained thanks to participating in the livestock skill-a-thons this year.