Area & State Events and Information
Find out more about these upcoming events below!
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
Kansas 4-H Day with Wildcat Women's Basketball - March 8
Junior Sheep Producer Day - March 14
Leavenworth County Spring Beef Show - March 29
Woodson County Spring Shows - April 25
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 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training
February 21 & 22, 2020
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.
2020 Shawnee County Invitational 4-H Dog Show
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.
4-H Photo Workshop
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.
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.
Registration Deadline: 2/7/20
Registration Deadline: 2/21/20
2020 Kansas 4-H Day with the Cats
Kansas 4-H Day with Wildcat Women’s Basketball is Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. K-State vs. KU! Group Ticket rate of $22 per person. Registrants will receive a ticket to the game, a game day shirt and a $10 meal voucher to use at the main concession stands during the game.
Be sure to pick up your shirts and tickets at the KSU Foundation Building Lobby (1880 Kimball Ave.) from 12:30-1:30 pm!
The registration deadline is February 18. Registration for this event is only online. No paper registrations will be accepted. Please contact Sarah Maass at 785-309-5850 with any online registration questions.
The Jim & Leroy Elder Family Farm Spring Beef Show
Tonganoxie, KS - Leavenworth County Fairgrounds
The Jim & Leroy Elder Family Farm Spring Beef Show will be Sunday, March 29 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, 405 W. 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS. Check-in is from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and the show will begin at 10:00 a.m. The entry fee is $35 per animal if postmarked by 3/20/20 or $50 per animal if entered on the day of the show. For more information, please see the flyer, registration form, and rules. Please direct any questions to Karol Lohman at email@example.com or 913-364-5700.
2020 Insect-themed Art Competition
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodson County Spring Shows
There will be a Spring Show for Beef, Lambs, and Goats at the Woodson County Fairgrounds in Yates Center, KS on Saturday, April 25. For more information, please see the flyer listed below or contact Dale Lanham, Southwind District Extension Agent at 620-625-8620.
Scholarship Applications are due to the State 4-H Office by close of business on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Please contact the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Scholarship Coordinator, Abbie Smith, email@example.com, with questions.
2020 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application
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.
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