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K-State Youth Livestock Program Newsletter

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.

Riley County Invitational Dog Quiz Bowl


The Riley County 4-H Kennel Club will be hosting an Invitational Dog Quiz Bowl on March 9 at Pottorf Hall in Manhattan. Registration closes on March 1.  The number of teams may be limited and priority will be given on the order in which registrations are received. Registration forms should be e-mailed to ottoranch@gmail.com. Rules and registration form can be found HERE.

Kansas 4-H Dog Conference Logo Design Contest

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The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference logo design contest is open to all dog project members. Designs are needed for the 2019 theme “Rock Star 4-H Dogs.” Designs must reflect this dog rock star theme and be submitted electronically in a JPG format. PDF submissions will not be accepted. The winning logo design, with professional modifications, will be used for promotional efforts including t-shirts. The winning entry will receive a complimentary registration to the 2019 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference, October 19-20, 2019, Rock Springs 4-H Center. There is no cash value. Entries must be received electronically by Friday, March 15. Questions may be directed to the Extension Office. 

Willie & the Beanstalk

All University Open House Plant Growing Contest

Willie Soybean Plant

The 12th annual Willie and the Beanstalk Competition will be held on April 6, 2019, as part of the K-State Open House. Willie and the Beanstalk is a contest open to high school, middle school, 4-H, and/or FFA teams interested in the scientific principles surrounding plant growth.  The challenge is to grow the largest soybean plant in a 40-day time span and document this effort.

Registration opens February 1 and closes February 25. The document submission deadline is March 29. Soybean judging will be April 6 at Throckmorton Hall at the main KSU campus.  All participants will receive a Willie and the Beanstalk t-shirt.

Complete contest rules are available HERE and more information can be found HERE. Send an e-mail to beanstalk@ksu.edu with any questions. 

 Entomology Meetings

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Vicky Wallace, the Southwind District Entomology project leader, will be having Entomology meetings for any 4-H member who is interested or enrolled in the project.  The meetings will be held at Chanute High School, 1501 W. 36th Street, Chanute, KS at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates.  (Enter by the marked door in the back of the school.) Please bring their collections or photo notebooks and score sheets from the County and/or State Fairs for the September meeting.

March 9, April 13, May 11.

East Central District Horse Show

4-H Horse

The 2019 East Central District 4-H Horse Show will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on July 9 beginning at 9:00 a.m.  4-H'ers who wish to show at the Kansas State 4-H Horse Show must exhibit at the ECDHS and receive a blue or purple ribbon in each class. There will be a concession stand at the ECDHS provided by one of the Douglas County 4-H Clubs.  They will be selling donuts and juice for breakfast and hot dogs and such for lunch.

East Central District Horse Show Entry Form & Schedule

2019 NEKBA Scholarship

The North East Kansas Beekeepers Association (NEBKA) is offering a scholarship to 4-H members who might be interested in starting a beehive.  The scholarship will provide monetary assistance and help young people discover the wonderful world of beekeeping. Through this program of providing beekeeping scholarships, we have uncovered an additional objective of bringing families together --through beekeeping!

For more information, you can check out NEKBA's website HERE.

2019 NEKBA Application/Agreement and Waiver/Binder

Kansas Junior Producer Days

Registration is now open for the 2019 Kansas Junior Livestock Days!  This year there will be a Junior Swine Producer Day and a Junior Meat Goat Producer Day.  Each event will be a one-day educational opportunity for youth, parents, project leaders, agents, and others to increase their knowledge about youth livestock production and management, specific to these two species.  All ages are welcome, but all attendees must register.  The cost for each junior day will be $15/person for those who register by the early deadline and $20 for those who register after the deadline.  Registrations received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Registration can be completed by completing the bottom portion of the flyer(s) shown below and mail it with payment (cash or check) to Lexie Hayes, Extension Assistant, Youth Livestock Coordinator Animal Science & Industry, Kansas State University, 214 Weber Hall, 1424 Claflin Road, Manhattan, KS  66506.  Families can also register by clicking the online registration link listed below or on the bottom of the flyer(s) and pay via credit card.

If families register using the online option, they may register up to five individuals at a time.  In order to add additional people, they need to select "continue shopping" after completing the information for the first attendee.  When everyone has been registered, then they "check out" and submit their payment.  There are no refunds.

Online Registration Link

Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day - March 9, 2019

4-H Pig

Weber Arena, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Early Registration Due - 2/15/19

Early Registration Fee - $15/person ($20 after 2/15)

KS Jr. Swine Producer Day Flyer


Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day - March 30, 2019*

4-H Goat

Weber Arena, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Early Registration Due - 3/11/19

Early Registration Fee - $15/person ($20 after 3/11)

KS Jr. Meat Goat Producer Day Flyer

*The Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be held on the same date as the K-State Sheep & Meat Goat Center Sale.  They are separate events, but the schedule will accommodate families who would like to participate in both activities.

4-H Graduation Cap


2019-2020 Kansas 4-H Scholarship Application

2019 Scholarship List

2019-2020 Vanier Family Scholarship

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Kansas State Fair Website

2018 Kansas State Fair Results

2018 KSF Grand Drive Results

Exhibits can be picked up at your home extension office on September 19.

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Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action (CIA) - February 17-18, 2019

Junior Swine Producer Day - March 9, 2019

Junior Meat Goat Producer Day - March 30, 2019

Discovery Days - May 29-31, 2019

Fantastic Camp at Rock Springs 4-H Center - June 17-20, 2019

Kansas 4-H Campference - June 23-26, 2019

2019 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes - August 24-25, 2019

Kansas State Fair - September 6-15, 2019

Kansas Junior Livestock Show - September 27-29





Area and State Events/Activities

Area and State Calendar of Events  page

Register to Attend State 4-H Events


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