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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 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

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 Image

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

2020 Kansas 4-H Day with the Cats

KSU Wildcats Basketball

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.


Kansas 4-H Day Flyer 

 The Jim & Leroy Elder Family Farm Spring Beef Show

Leavenworth Co 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 klohman@ksu.edu or 913-364-5700.

Elder Family Spring Show Flyer, Registration Form, and Rules

 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

Woodson County Spring Shows

Woodson Co Spring Show

Saturday, April 25, 2020

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.

Woodson County Spring Show Flyer

4-H Scholarships

4-H Youth Development - Awards & Recognition - Scholarships

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, 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