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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Area & State Events and Information

Upcoming Events

Find out more about these upcoming events below!

Discovery Days - May 27-29, 2020

Fantastic Camp at Rock Springs 4-H Center - June 19-22

Campference at Rock Springs 4-H Center - June 22-25


2020 Insect-themed Art Competition

2020 Insect Art Contest

The Pesticide Safety and IPM program is hosting an insect-themed art contest for Kansas 4-Her's and art students across the state. The artwork created by Kansas youth will be used to create an "Old Maid" style card game and distributed to Kansas schools.  This can count as participating in a State Contest in Entomology and Visual Arts.  The program encourages youth to get creative and create an entry before the April 3, 2020 deadline. See below for contest rules and entry forms.

If you have additional questions about this contest, you can e-mail Frannie Miller at fmiller@ksu.edu.

Insect Art Contest Rules
Insect Art Contest Entry Form


YQCA Response to COVID-19

If you are planning on attending a State Livestock show you will need to have your youth go through the YQCA training but not if you are only planning on showing at local county fairs.  If you were not able to participate in the District YQCA training, here is information to get a discount code for the month of April ONLY.

The YQCA program is offering a “Flash Sale” for the month of April. This will allow youth to complete the online course at a reduced rate of $9, only during the month of April.  However, in order to take advantage of the reduced price, participants must use a coupon while registering for the online course. Individual families may obtain these by using the form below. To be clear – using a coupon is the ONLY way a family can take the online course at a reduced rate. A family will not receive the discount if they just log in, sign up for the online course, and pay with a credit card.  It is imperative that the instructions on the order form are closely followed and a copy of the form/payment is sent to sales@yqca.org prior to mailing.

If there are youth who are enrolled in an instructor-led class in another county and would like to take the online course, you will need to cancel their current registration and receive a refund. You will need to log in to your family’s account and cancel each child’s registration.  There are more details on canceling class registrations in the resources below.

To have questions answered, please email Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu or contact YQCA information at info@yqca.org. 

YQCA - Family Memo (please read)

YQCA Coupon Order Form & Invoice

Getting your YQCA Online Certification

Creating & Logging into a YQCA Account 

2020 State Livestock Nomination Information

2020 Rookie Guide

Includes 2020 updates, FAQ, guidelines, checklists, deadlines, important dates, form examples

2020 Declaration Form for Kansas Nominated Livestock

2020 Market Beef Nomination Form (Market Steer/Heifer)

2020 Commercial Breeding Heifer Nomination Form

2020 Market Meat Goat & Breeding Doe Nomination Form

2020 Market Lamb/Commercial Ewe Nomination Form

2020 Market Swine/Commercial Gilt Nomination Form


More information will be updated soon on the State Livestock Nominated Information page.

2020 Important Deadlines/Calendar

for Youth Livestock Events

The Youth Livestock Program page has information about upcoming deadlines for nominations, clinics, and shows.  

Youth Livestock Program

Livestock Shows & Project Events

Upcoming 2020 Livestock Shows & Project Events

5/23 - Blazin' the Ring Spring Classic

Franklin County Fairgrounds

Pre-entry postmark deadline 5/4

5/30 - Johnson County Spring Livestock Show - Goats

Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner, KS

Pre-registration due 5/15/20

5/30 - Johnson County Spring Livestock Show - Sheep

Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner, KS

Pre-registration due 5/15/20

5/31 - Johnson County Spring Livestock Show - Swine

Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner, KS

Pre-registration due 5/15/20

5/31 - Johnson County Spring Livestock Show - Bucket Calf

Johnson County Fairgrounds, Gardner, KS

Pre-registration due 5/15/20

For more Spring Shows, check out the KSU Spring Shows page.


4-H Scholarships

4-H Youth Development - Awards & Recognition - Scholarships

Please contact the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Scholarship Coordinator, Abbie Smith, abbie11@ksu.edu, with questions. 

2020 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application

Word Document (print)

PDF Download (form-fillable)

Vanier Family Scholarship
2020 Scholarship List

 K-State Youth Livestock Program

The K-State Youth Livestock Program Update has program updates, dates and information about upcoming producer days and more.  You can also keep updated about K-State Youth Livestock Program at their website.




Area and State Events/Activities

Area and State Calendar of Events  page

Register to Attend State 4-H Events


View more events on the Frontier District's Calendar of Events page