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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!

2020 Horse Panorama - January 24-26

2020 4-H Dog Judge Certification, Re-certification & Project Leader Training - January 24-26

4-H Public Speaking Academy - January 25

Citizenship in Action - February 16-17

2020 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training - February 21-22

2020 Shawnee County 4-H Dog Show - February 22

4-H Photo Workshop - February 23

Junior Beef Producer Day - February 29

Junior Sheep Producer Day - March 14

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 Horse Panorama

2020 Horse Panorama

The 2020 Horse Panorama will be will at Rock Springs 4-H Center January 24-26, 20204-H Horse members are encouraged to register by January 15 to participate in quiz bowl, hippology, presentations and more. 

Horse Quiz Bowl encourages young people to develop knowledge of equine-related subject matter. This contest develops alertness, self-confidence, and knowledge in a competitive setting, surrounded by an attitude of friendliness and fairness.

Senior Quiz Bowl members need to sign-up as a team with all members age 14 by December 31, 2019. The senior teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket.

Open Quiz Bowl is available for all youth participants. Those youth registering for Open Quiz Bowl will be randomly put on teams with other youth from across the state for a fun, educational experience.

Hippology is an educational activity for youth who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of equine-related subject matter in a friendly, competitive setting. This contest enhances decision-making and provides an opportunity for the participants to work cooperatively with others.

Horse Panorama Tentative Schedule of Events

Horse Panorama Registration Link

Poultry Workshop

Show Prep & Showmanship Clinic

4-H Chicken

The Lyon County Cackler 4-H Poultry Club is hosting a Poultry Workshop on January 19 at the Lyon County Extension Office Meeting Room in Emporia, KS.  There will be a pulled pork lunch with sides and a drink starting at noon and the Clinic will begin at 1:00 p.m. (Suggested donation of $5 for the lunch.) 

Please RSVP by texting 620-412-6039 or email cacklerpoultry@yahoo.com by January 15.

Poultry Workshop Flyer

2020 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges' Certification, Recertification and Project Leader Training

4-H Dog Paw

The Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Action Team and Kansas 4-H Youth Development are sponsoring a dog judges’ certification, re-certification, and project training at the Riley County Fairgrounds in Manhattan, KS, January 24 - 26.  This event prepares judges and volunteer 4-H leaders on the standards of 4-H showmanship, agility, obedience, and rally obedience.  The format allows for training in specific or all four phases.  Judges may certify or re-certify in all phases or in specific phases.  

To be certified as Kansas 4-H Dog Show judges, participants must pass a written quiz and judging exercise for each discipline (showmanship, agility, obedience, rally obedience) in which they wish to certify. These tests will be given after each section.  If it has been five years or longer since you were certified, we strongly encourage you to re-certify.

The registration deadline is January 13, 2020.  Refunds will not be given after January 14, 2020.  Participants must be present at the end of each phase to take the appropriate test.  Anyone leaving early will not receive credit for completing each specific phase and/or all phases.  

For more information CLICK HERE.


4-H Public Speaking Academy

4-H Presentation Image

The Marias des Cygnes District is sponsoring a 4-H Public Speaking Academy on January 25 from 9:30 a.m. to  2:00 p.m. at the Miami County Extension office at 104 S. Brayman in Paola, KS.  There will be presenters from Toastmasters leading the group through activities and practice speeches.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about giving speeches, presentation skills and preparation for 4-H Club Day speech events. The registration deadline is January 17.

Brochure/Agenda for 4-H Public Speaking Academy

Registration Link

2020 Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action

2020 KS 4-H CIA

Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action (CIA) is a two-day event is sponsored by the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council. The purpose of the event is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process. Youth are encouraged to schedule individual meetings with local legislators.  

This event will be February 16-17 in Topeka at the Capitol Building.  Kansas Youth, ages 13-18 by January 1, 2020, are eligible to attend.  Registration is due by January 15, 2020.  More details can be found at Kansas 4-H Youth Development - Conference and Events.

2020 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training

February 21 & 22, 2020

2020 Ambassador Training Logo

The 2020 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training will be February 21-22 at Rock Springs Ranch.  It is open to all county/district 4-H ambassadors, interested teens, ambassador advisors and Extension staff.  The ambassador training is open to any 4-H member in the 8th – 12th grades.  

There will be six exciting workshops and two fantastic speakers!  We are very excited to announce that former Kansas 4-H member, Ross Janssen, Chief Meteorologist with KWCH, will be speaking to us on Saturday afternoon!  We'll have three new workshops for all county/district advisors and Extension staff.  The theme is "4-H Ambassadors- Under Construction." 

The registration deadline is Friday, February 7 using the CVent registration system.  There will be a $25 cancellation fee from the time of registration through February 7, 2020.  No refunds will be given beginning February 8, 2020, and full payment will be due.

Ambassador Training Flyer
Ambassador Registration Link

2020 Shawnee County Invitational 4-H Dog Show

February 22, 2020
Dog Show Dogs

The 2020 Shawnee County Invitational 4-H Dog Show will be held on February 22 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Ag Hall at the Stormont Vail Events Center (formally the Expocentre) in Topeka.  The competition divisions are Agility, Obedience, Rally Obedience, and Showmanship.  Registrations must be postmarked or delivered to the office by February 14, 2020.

This is a State Fair Qualifying Event.  Any exhibitor meeting the State Fair entry requirements will be eligible to show at the Kansas State Fair Dog Show.

The Kansas 4-H Dog Show Immunization form will be MANDATORY to participate in the show.  

Kansas 4-H Dog Show Immunization form (MG34 rev Oct 2017)

Shawnee County Invitational 4-H Dog Show Registration Form

4-H Photo Workshop

Planting Seeds of Photography in NE KS
Sunday, February 23, 2020
4-H Photography

There will be a 4-H Photo Workshop in conjunction with the Kansas Lawn and Garden Show at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka on February 23.  There will be a Photo Shoot and Contest, Photo Judging trivia, keynote speaker and photo sessions with four interactive classes and an awards ceremony.  The deadline to register is February 6.  For more information and to register, please check the flyer and registration links below.

4-H Photo Workshop Flyer

Registration Link

 Kansas Junior Producer Days

Junior producer days are held to provide educational material and hands-on experiences for youth, parents, leaders, and extension agents. Various speakers share information on topics such as selection, nutrition, showmanship, fitting, reproduction, feeding, and disease control. Talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and door prizes are present at all events.  Beef and Sheep days are held in the even years and Swine and Meat Goat days are held in the odd years.

KSU Animal Sciences and Industry - Jr Producer Days

2020 Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day - 2/29/20

Registration Deadline: 2/7/20

2020 Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day - 3/14/20

Registration Deadline: 2/21/20


4-H Scholarships

2020 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application

Word Document (print)

PDF Download (form-fillable)

Vanier Family Scholarship
2020 Scholarship List

2019 Kansas State Fair Information

2019 KS State Fair Logo

2019 Kansas State Fair Results 

Kansas State Fair Website 

 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