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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

Virtual Discovery Days - 2020 A Vision for the Future

2020 Virtual Discovery Days

The Kansas 4-H Discovery Days event will be available virtually for 2020. Sessions will be offered live on the mornings of May 27, 28, and 29. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with recorded content in the afternoons or whenever they are able. Keeping with the spirit of Discovery Days, participants will also have opportunities to listen to keynote speakers, take part in peer-to-peer small group breakout sessions, and do service learning projects.

ALL sessions will be recorded and can be viewed at later times.

Once registration closes on May 20, links for your sessions will be sent to your email address.

When: May 27 - May 29, 2020
Who: Youth who are 13-18 years old as of January 1 of 2020.

This event is FREE, but youth still must register and they will be sent the links they will need for their sessions at Kansas 4-H Virtual Discovery Days.

Please contact Dona Ratliff, Program Coordinator, directly at dsratlif@ksu.edu if you have any questions about Discovery Days.


Virtual Discovery Days Agenda

Virtual Discovery Days Class Catalog

2020 Virtual Campference

4-H Campference will not be at Rock Springs this year, but there is still an opportunity to be together digitally for an experience on June 23-24, 2020. 

This event is for 4-H youth ages 12-14 who are ready to grow in their leadership and 4-H careers. This year Campference takes some of the fun aspects of 4-H camp and the learning components of a conference and combines them to create a fun educational opportunity for middle school 4-H youth. It will include some of our favorites in a new way, like a talent show, a campfire, camp groups, and a camp craft.  Delegates will also be a part of a community conversation and participate in a skill-building workshop with the Kansas 4-H Foundation.  Registered participants will receive a 4-H Campference packet in the mail, which will include craft supplies, a detailed schedule, a few camp type surprises, and other items needed for most all activities.

Participation will require an internet connection and a device (computer, tablet or phone).  For the sessions on Community Conversations and the closing (Wednesday sessions) a second device would be preferable, i.e., computer and phone or computer and tablet. 

The fee for each 4-H Campference Delegate is $20. Register at the link below or registration information can be found at www.Kansas4-H.org under the events registration tab. Online registration is open until June 12 or until all spots are filled.

2020 Campference Registration Link

Campference Information Flyer

2020 Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Youth Swine Classic

The 2020 Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Youth Swine Classic will be hosted July 10-11 at the Riley County Fairgrounds in CiCo Park in Manhattan. This two-day event is comprised of educational opportunities, including a swine skillathon, photography contest, showmanship, and a prospect and market hog show. All Kansas youth ages 7 and older are invited to participate. Entry forms and registration will be due June 15 and may be found on the KSU Youth Livestock website later this spring.

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

Please check out KSU Youth Livestock on social media. They are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. They use these platforms to release information, provide updates, and share photos. They will be releasing a weekly tip for the nomination process on Tuesday evenings. Follow #NominationTipTuesday to learn more about making sure your nominations are complete. There will also be a couple of Facebook Live sessions over the state livestock nomination process this spring.

Spring 2020KSU YLP Newsletter Updates & Cancellations
Spring 2020 KSU YLP Newsletter 


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.

Livestock Shows & Project Events
All Frontier Extension District & 4-H face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4. 

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




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