Kansas 4-H Calendar
48 Hours of 4-H - Reports Due!
If your club (or your family) completed a service project in the month of October, it can count as a 48 Hours of 4-H service project! Even if you did not originally register, Kansas 4-H wants to hear about your service project. Complete the Follow-up Report on the 48 Hours of 4-H website!
4-H Ambassador Opportunity
Would you like to serve on the 21 Central District 4-H Ambassador Team? If you are an intermediate or senior level 4-H member and want to help grow 4-H, this district-level team is for you! You can make a difference while developing your leadership skills. Plus, it'll help you earn your next achievement pin.
4-H Branding on T-Shirts and Graphics
The KSRE and Kansas 4-H co-wordmark is to be included on all 4-H marketing and publishing materials including print, digital, apparel, and merchandise. This applies to all designs created at the local, county, and district levels. Official licensed vendors are to be used. Reach out to your local office if your club, council, or fair board are planning t-shirts, prizes or other products that are for 4-H members. We can also get you the correct wordmarks to use on graphics and flyers. Visit Kansas 4-H Promotional Resources website.
4-H Camp Discounts
4-H Camp Registration Discount Ends Dec 31
Ready, set, register! All 4-H camp sessions are now available for registration online at www.rockspringsranch4hcamp.org. Each family registers directly with Rock Springs Ranch. If you have questions about the sessions or camp experience, it is best to contact Rock Springs Ranch directly at (785) 257-3221 or email@example.com.
The early bird registration rate (10% discount) ends on December 31, 2022. Before you register, contact your local office and your club leader. There may be club or county-level event scholarships available, and it is important to know how to select payment so your
scholarship can be included.
Full-Ride Campership for Teen Leaders at 4-H Camp
A Rock Springs Ranch donor, the Patterson Family Foundation, is providing full-ride camperships to Counselor in Training (CIT) participants during the 2023 4-H camp season! Rock Springs Ranch is looking for teens age 16 to 17- years, especially rising 12th grades, to participate. Participants will receive camper care training and counselor experience, in addition to "camp" time with peers. If you are interested in the CIT program, submit a letter of interest at the online link, as soon as possible!
4-H Council Meetings
Below are the scheduled meeting dates for the 4-H Councils in 21 Central District. Dates, times and locations are subject to change and members will be notified in a timely manner.
Edwards County 4-H Council
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Stafford County 4-H Council
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4-H Day With Wildcat Women's Basketball
Save the date for 4-H Day with Wildcat Women's Basketball. Celebrate 4-H and cheer on the Wildcats on Sunday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. as they face Oklahoma. Watch for more details and registration as they become available.
4-H Horse Panorama in Salina
The 2023 4-H Horse Panorama will be held Saturday, January 28 at the K-State Salina campus. Horse Panorama is a compilation of various contests related to the Horse Project. Contests include quiz bowl, hippology, public speaking presentations, photography, and educational posters. Registration is open in early December and is due January 10, 2023. For more information and to register, go here.
4-H Horse Project State-level Updates
4-H Project Goals
Animal Science Webinar Series
On the fourth Monday of each month, Kansas 4-H is hosting a webinar focused on all things animal science. This series gives members an opportunity to learn more about the livestock industry, career opportunities and good animal husbandry practices. Register and learn more at the Animal Science project webpage.
Fundraising efforts are to follow Kansas 4-H and KSRE policies. If you are planning a fundraiser, contact your local office to make sure it is handled appropriately. By reaching out in advance, 21 Central District can help you with promotion!
Start filling out the club seal application to earn much deserved recognition for your 4-H club's efforts to make the best better!
County Fair 2024 Dates
Edwards County Fair: July, 2024
Stafford County Fair: July, 2024
Dog Training for Judges, Project Leaders, and Youth
The 2023 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges Training and Recertification will be held in Wichita at the Extension Center on January 27-29. Participants will be trained in and certified in the four dog phases of showmanship, obedience, agility and rally obedience of the Dog Care and Training Project. New judges and re-certifying judges welcome. This is also a good opportunity for local dog project leaders and older 4-H members (16 yr+) to observe the training and better understand how they will be judged. Contact your local office if you are interested and we can connect you to more registration details.
Equine Webinar Series
On the third Monday of each month, Kansas 4-H is hosting a webinar series giving 4-H members, volunteers and parents equine-related knowledge and skills as well as insight into the horse industry in Kansas. Topics will include basic 4-H Horse project knowledge, horse health, and college and career readiness. Register and learn more at the Equine event's webpage.
Junior Meat Goat Producer Day
Join the K-State Youth Livestock Program on March 18 for the biennial K-State Junior Meat Goat Producer Day in Weber Arena on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. This educational program will be a fun-filled day in which youth, parents, agents, and project leaders can increase their knowledge of youth meat goat projects. Presentations will be provided by K-State faculty members, graduate students, former exhibitors, and guest speakers. All ages and skill levels are invited! Participants will receive a K-State Meat Goat Show Guide, t-shirt, and complimentary lunch. Only those who register by the deadline on February 22 will receive a t-shirt. The registration fee is $20/person before February 22 and $25/person after the deadline. This is a family event! Anyone attending must register, including all youth and adults. Register athttps://commerce.cashnet.com/KSUASIND.
Junior Swine Producer Day
Join K-State Youth Livestock Program on March 11, 2023 for the biennial K-State Junior Swine Producer Day in Weber Arena on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. This educational event will be a fun-filled day in which youth, parents, agents, and swine project leaders can increase their knowledge of youth swine projects. Presentations will be provided by K-State faculty members, graduate students, former exhibitors, and guest speakers. All ages and skill levels are invited! Participants will receive a K-State Show Pig Guide, t-shirt, and complimentary lunch. Only those who register by February 15 will receive a t-shirt. There will also be door prizes! The registration fee is $20/person for those who sign up by the February 15 deadline, or $25/person after that date. This is a family event! Anyone attending must register, including all youth and adults. Register at https://commerce.cashnet.com/KSUASIND.
Kansas 4-H Club Corner
Visit the Kansas 4-H Club Corner for resources to help your club have an awesome year!
Kansas 4-H Project Resources
Visit your project's website at Kansas 4-H to connect to a wide variety of resources such as curriculum, exhibiting expectations, leader resources, and more. If you are looking for guidance or new ideas in a project area, reach out to your local office and we'll help direct you to resources that will assist with finding your spark!
State 4-H Ambassador Opportunities
State 4-H Communication Training
In 2023, the Kansas 4-H training for youth ambassadors is expanding and open to all teen
leaders! The Kansas 4-H Ambassador and Communication Training will be February 24-25
at Rock Springs Ranch. Youth involved on the Post Rock District Ambassador Team will receive a priority opportunity to have their registration covered to attend. Post Rock District will provide a chaperone and transportation to this personal development event.
State Ambassador Action Team Seeking Teen Leaders
The Kansas 4-H Ambassador Action Team is looking for teen leaders wanting to make a difference. Through this team, you'll help with ambassador initiatives across the state and support learning opportunities to build communication skills. Adult volunteers are also needed on the team. If you are interested in this state-level leadership opportunity, contact Nora Rhoades at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Connected on Facebook!
Make sure to join 21 Central 4-H County Club group (our private Facebook group) and follow our 21 Central District 4-H Facebook page for important updates and reminders!
Volunteers Need to Enroll
Adults serving the 4-H club, a project, or in other volunteer capacities need to be registered as a volunteer in 4-H Online. This is a requirement of Kansas 4-H for a variety of reasons, such as insurance and risk management. Register or re-new your registration today at v2.4honline.com. Contact your local office if you have questions.
Willie and the Beanstalk Competition
Willie and the Beanstalk is a soybean competition for Kansas K-12 students to encourage interest in the field and increase their knowledge of soybean development. This as a learning opportunity where youth can investigate plant genetics, plant nutrition, plant growth, soil properties, and environmental factors that all come together to produce the largest soybean plant. Students who enter the competition will work to see who can grow the largest soybean plant. This year's competition will be held as part of the 2023 Spring University Open house, with a new virtual scoring option available this year. Learn more about the rules and registration at the K-State Department of Agronomy website.
Youth For the Quality Care of Animals Classes
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-species youth livestock quality assurance program that covers food safety, animal well-being, and character development. It is required to be completed annually by all Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and Kansas Junior Livestock Show participants. Learn more about YQCA at the K-State Youth Livestock Program website. YQCA training can be completed online or by attending an in-person class. The training date will be posted by 4H agent, Marissa Hurst. For more information contact Marissa at email@example.com.
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