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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

District Events

4-H Ban until 7-4-20

Upcoming Events

All Frontier Extension District and 4-H face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4.

County 4-H Council Meetings 

Anderson County 4-H Council Meeting
Monday, June 8 - Zoom Meeting
Franklin County 4-H Council Meeting
Osage County 4-H Council Meeting
Monday, June 29 - Zoom Meeting 

4-H Spirit Week

4-H Spirit Week

The Coffey County 4-H Ambassador Team has invited the 4-H members in our district and other counties to participate in Virtual 4-H Spirit Week. Take pictures of yourself and families participating in the theme for each day and send them to Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu. We will share them on social media to show our communities our 4-H Spirit!  #4HSpiritWeek #Kansas4H

2020 Small Animal Tagging District Dates

All small animal tagging dates previously listed are canceled! There will be no tagging needed for the county fair for this year ONLY!  If you have small animals (goats, swine or sheep) that need to be tagged for KJLS or the KSF, tagging will be provided! This will be the only tagging available  There will be no “last call” tagging date. You will also need to provide someone to get into your trailer to tag your animals. Agents and staff will not be entering trailers. Please bring all paperwork with you that evening as Janae will be available to sign it, as well.  DNA envelopes will also be available. 

As always, if there are any questions, please feel free to email Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu or contact the Extension Office. 

2020 Favorite Foods Contest

The Frontier District 4-H Favorite Food Contest will be Wednesday, June 10. The contest will be a bit different this year. Participants will enter a video that MUST be emailed to Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu by Friday, June 5. Participants would need to include a phone number while introducing themselves in the video. If the judge has any questions, he/she will call at 1 p.m. -2 p.m. during the judging on June 10. Participants should plan to be available by phone at that time.

Contest Details 

1) The contestant will select a favorite food recipe from a food group (snack, salad, dessert, soup, meat, vegetable plate, sandwich, fruit, bread, drink, casserole, or other). The prepared favorite food should be displayed in the video with one (a proper table setting (a formal/informal, depending on the food choice), including a centerpiece, optional;

2) the favorite food recipe should be included in a close-up shot so the judge can read it;

3) a planned menu which includes the favorite food (close-up). Participants should explain how to prepare and serve the favorite food, discuss the nutritional value, and state why the table service, dishes, and centerpiece were selected. 

 2022 Citizenship Washington Focus Trip

2022 CWF

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long summer program in Washington, DC where high school students learn about government and citizenship. CWF is more than a Washington, D.C. field trip – it’s an opportunity for 4‑H’ers to learn how to be citizen leaders and make a difference in their communities.

The next delegation will be Summer 2022. Delegates are selected early so funds may be raised and decisions can be made. Frontier District 4-H members, 15-18 years of age by January 1, 2022, are eligible to apply. Interested members must complete an application and be approved. 🍀

CWF Application

CWF Chaperone Application

Community Service during COVID-19

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District Food Drive Information

Face Mask Pattern

Citizenship Opportunity

Face Mask Sewing Pattern

Rock Creek of Ottawa (formerly ORV) is asking for your help by making face masks for the residents. They are made of scrap pieces of material and can be made at home! The 4-H member will need to provide all the materials. A pattern for each of the different masks needed (male and female, not children’s) can be found at the link below. The material should be pre-washed before the masks are made. It is very important to follow the directions! They have to be careful about what they provide for the residents, but this pattern meets their criteria.

Contact Michelle at 785-242-5399 to let her know of your interest in helping and direct all questions to her, as well.

Craft Passion - Face Mask Sewing Pattern

Photo and Video Request

While we are all at home for an unseen amount of time, let's have some fun creating videos and taking pictures of what we are doing within our project areas!  Submit a video or picture of what you are doing with your 4-H projects while you are at home.  Once we receive your videos and/or pictures, we will post them on our social media accounts so we can help spread the word of your amazing creativity, what you are learning and how your projects are progressing! 

If submitting a photo, please give a brief description of what is being done in the picture.  If submitting a video, be sure to give a narrative of what you are doing!

For each of your submissions, your name will be entered into a drawing for a special prize related to one of your project areas. You can submit as many times as you want (different events, please), but the contest will be closing once our offices are back open. 

Please send all videos and pictures to Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu.

RTK Photo Contest

The Ranchland Trust of Kansas (RTK) photography contest begins on April 15 and will be open through the entire summer and close on August 31. The contest will be open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. Photographs entered will showcase the natural beauty of ranching and grazing lands across the state

Participants should submit photos expressing the mission of RTK: “To preserve Kansas’ ranching heritage and open spaces for future generations through the conservation of working landscapes.” This may include landscape, livestock and people, with preference to grasslands, grazing land, ranchers, cattle and much more. Participants may enter up to five photos.  Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the field of photography and by RTK representatives.

All prizes for the contest are sponsored by Wolfe’s Camera of Topeka. Wolfe’s will award 10 photo cards to all 10 category winners. Categories include: Grand Prize, Landscape, Livestock, People, Youth (ages 5-17), Kansas Livestock Association member, Fan Favorite via Facebook voting and three honorable mentions. The grand prize winner will receive their choice of an 11”x 14” stretched photo canvas or a 12” x 18” metal print of their winning photo.

For full contest rules and to enter, visit www.ranchlandtrustofkansas.org and find Photo Contest on the News and Events page. For questions, please contact Samantha Weishaar at (785) 273-5115 or samantha@kla.org.

Horse ID Papers

Horse ID papers require an agent's signature and are due May 1.  The Horse ID form can be found on the Project Resources page.  If the offices are not open by May 1, families are welcome to mail forms to the local Extension Office or e-mail them to Janae at jmcnally@ksu.edu.

Frontier District Cloverbud Meeting

All Frontier Extension District face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4. Watch this section for news regarding Cloverbud meetings.
4-H Cloverbuds is an educational, youth development opportunity specifically for 5- and 6-year old children.  To be eligible to participate, a child must have celebrated his or her 5th or 6th birthday before January 1, 2020.  For more information, contact JoAnna Rossman Smith at joanna17@ksu.edu or 785-229-3520.

2020 Frontier District Livestock Judging Schedule
All Frontier Extension District face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4.

2020 Frontier District 4-H Livestock Judging Schedule

*Posted 3/16/20 - There will be some cancellations to this schedule.

 Southeast Kansas 4-H Entomology Meetings

4-H Entomology

All Frontier Extension District and 4-H face-to-face events are canceled between March 15 and July 4.

If you are interested in the Entomology project, you are invited to join Vicky Wallace in Chanute to learn more about the project and how to display our work.  The October meeting is for anyone who thinks they might be interested in taking the Entomology project.  Meetings will be held on Saturdays at the Chanute High School at 2:00 p.m. on the dates listed below.  Please come to the back of the school to the door with the porch over the entrance.  These meetings are open to any 4-H family in SE Kansas.  Direct any questions to Vicky at vicky.wallace55@gmail.com or 620-804-9170.

District Horse Club Information

4-H Horse
Anderson County

Boots & Spurs, the Anderson County Horse Club, welcomes all Frontier District 4-H Horse members.  Meetings are held at the AN Co Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m. the last Monday of the month through August with ride nights at the Hughes' home.  Watch the Anderson County Boots and Spurs 4-H Horse Club Facebook page for opportunities and announcements.  Please contact Jenny at jennifer.e.hughes@sprint.com with questions.

Franklin County

The Franklin County 4-H Horse Club is open to all Frontier District 4-H Horse members.  Ride nights are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 220 W. 17th in Ottawa.  Information can be found on the Franklin County 4-H Horse Facebook page or by contacting Kathy at kathy.hinderliter@gmail.com.

Osage County
Osage County's Horse and Youth (HAY) meetings are open to any Frontier District 4-H member.  Meetings are the third Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Skyview Ranch, 28312 S. Wanamaker, Osage City.  Direct all questions to Dorothy at 785-806-5786 or Niki at 785-219-1829 or ncfm1234@hotmail.  Contact can also be made on Facebook (4-H HAY Club).