January 31 - Last day to Enroll in 4-H for returning membersFebruary 22 - State Scholarship Judging @ Manhattan, KS
February 24 - Crawford County 4-H Club Day
March 3 - Regional 4-H Days at Neosho Community College, Chanute, KS
March 11 -Junior Leaders Sausage and Pancake Feed
March 17 - Junior Sheep Producer Day, Manhattan
March 24 - Junior Beed Producer Day, Manhattan
March 26 - Junior Leaders Meeting 7 p.m. at Extension Office
April 6-8 - Kansas Shooting Sports Training, Rock Springs
April 7 - Beef Weigh-in @ Mesa Animal Clinic, 2p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
April 14 - SEK Fitting and Showing Clinic @ Crawford County Fairgrounds
April 23 - 4-H Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Extension Office
May 1 - Horse ID papers are due in the Extension Office
May 12 - Small animal Weigh-in @ the Crawford County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
May 29 - Favorite Foods Contest, Fredonia KS
May 29 - June 1 -Discovery Days 4-H Camp
June 3-6 - Sunny Hills 4-H Camp
June 15 - District Horse Show Entries Due to Extension Office
July 9 - FREE Poultry Testing at Fairgrounds 4pm-6pm - Mandatory that all birds coming to fair get tested. Other sessions may be available. Call the office.
July 10 - District Horse Show Parsons State Hospital Arena
August 1-4, 2018 - Crawford County Fair
You must enroll by January 31, 2018, as a returning 4-H family member.
New families may enroll until May 1, 2018. If you have new members joining your club encourage them to get signed up early so they don't miss the deadline. See link below to enroll.
May 29-June 1 - Discovery Days, Manhattan, KS - 13-18 yrs - $235 base price (classes extra)- Stay in the dorms and experience campus life!
June 3-6 - Rock Springs 4-H Camp - Sunny Hills Group -$200 - 3rd grade complete - 8th grade. Come swim, ride horses, canoe, etc. & experience the outdoors with 4-H!
4-H Club Day Rules & Sign up
4-H Club Days will be February 24 check-in will begin at 9 am with judging starting at 9:30 am. This will be at the Girard High School Cafeteria. Below are the regional club day rules and guidelines. We will follow the same rules and guidelines for Crawford County 4-H Days. Please read the guidelines as the multimedia contest has changed. You may sign up online at the link below if you need assistance call the Extension Office. The deadline to sign up will be February 12th.
Any youth are welcome to attend these meetings. They would be great project meetings for those in wildlife. These meetings are also learning/practice sessions for who would like to compete at the upcoming wildlife judging contest at Claythorne Lodge in Columbus, Kansas. Feel free to choose the days you come based on your youth’s interests. We will do our best to video these sessions and/or stream them live via Zoom. (Teams and all individuals will compete under the Wildcat Extension District). Anyone interested in attending or getting the videos should contact Jeri Geren at 620-784-5337 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or Will Morris at 620-724-8233 or email@example.com
Schedule (Mondays, 4:00-5:00 Altamont Extension Office)
January 29th- First Day Introduction to the Wildlife Topics and Contest, Eastern Deciduous Forest
February 5th- Birds and pelts with Vickie Cikanek
February 19th- Mammals and Tracks & Signs with Rob Riggins, Send home contest information
March 5th- Reptiles and Fish with Brian Traxon and Seth Lundgren
March 19th- Animal Review and Intro to Habitat, Trapping and Bow Hunting with David Geren
April 2nd- Habitat and Leaf Printing with Jacob Weber
April 16th- Habitat Tour with Keith Jabben- MG County, grass/tree identification
April 23rd- Final Lessons before Contest (Mock Contest)
April 25th- WHEP Contest (Claythorne Lodge)
2017-2018 Enrollment Starts October 2nd
We want your input!
This past year, a statewide Program Fee Task Force of 4-H Professionals identified four primary investment areas to focus on. These would benefit all 4-H learning environments:
1) Project support and enhancements
2) Volunteer Development
3) Program enhancements benefiting community clubs
4) Foundational supports
To provide valuable input toward decisions please complete the survey at: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eLEHRkQBvVMSILj
Favorite Foods Contest
Natalee Brake explains the Favorite Foods Contest in the video below.
4-H Fee Information