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Wildcat Extension District

Upcoming Dates

January 31 - Last day to Enroll in 4-H for returning members

February 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.

Summer Camps

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.

Club Day Rules and Guidelines

Sign up sheet for Crawford County Club Days

Wildlife Meetings

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 jlsigle@ksu.edu. or Will Morris at 620-724-8233 or willmorris@ksu.edu


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

Enrollment Guide for New Families

Reenrollment Guide for Returning Families


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


Citizenship in Action-

Link: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/citizenship-in-action/index.html


Fair Links

Rabbit Score Card

Style/Fashion Revue Entry Form

Fashion Revue Tip Sheet


Dog Immunization Record Form

Health Papers


2017 Fair Book


Favorite Foods Contest

Natalee Brake explains the Favorite Foods Contest in the video below.

Favorite Foods Score Card Guidelines



4-H Fee Information

Informational Packet from State 4-H Office




2018 Crawford County 4-H Scholarship Application

State 4-H Scholarship Applications

Will Morris
Will Morris
STEM 4-H Youth Development
(620) 724-8233

4-H Newsletter

                                                                               February 2018 Crawford County Newsletter

                                                                                          January 2018 District Newsletter                

December 2017 Crawford County Newsletter

Find Wildcat District 4-H on Facebook!

Interested in Joining 4-H?
Attend one of the 4-H meetings below or call the Girard Extension Office for more information!

Bone Creek - Meets @ Girard Public Library, Girard 
3rd Sunday @ 6:00 p.m. (Winter)/7:00 p.m. (Summer)

Farlington Best-Yet - Meets @ Extension Office, Girard
2nd Sunday @ 1:00 p.m.

Happy Hustlers - Meets @ McCune Community Center, McCune
2nd Sunday @ 5:00 p.m.

Hepler Hustlers - Meets @ Hepler Community Building, Hepler
3rd Monday @ 7:00 p.m.

Jolly Sunflowers - Meets @ Arma Community Center, Arma
2nd Wednesday @ 7:15 p.m.

Lucky Riders - Meets @ Extension Office, Girard (Winter)/Fairgrounds (Summer)
1st Thursday @ 6:30 p.m.

Success Express - Meets @ Kansas Technology Center (Pittsburg State University), Pittsburg
2nd Sunday @ 7:30 p.m.

Walnut Wonder Workers - Meets @ Walnut Hall, Walnut
3rd Sunday @ 5:00 p.m.

Win or Bust - Meets @ Nazarene Church, Pittsburg
1st Monday @ 7:00 p.m.

 Enroll in 4-H!

4-H Online Enrollment

New 4-H Members: See an example screen shot here

 1. Go to https://ks.4honline.com

2. Select "I need to set up a profile"

3. County will be Wildcat District, Girard

4. Role will be "family"

5. Click the "Login" button

6. Follow the step-by-step instructions on the new family enrollment brochure to enroll each child in 4-H. 

*Save your password!

4-H Links

Join 4-H

Learn More About 4-H Projects

Download 4-H emblem

Rules for using the 4-H emblem



This form is for new volunteers and renewing volunteers.


Record Books

4-H Record Book Check sheet

Generic Record Book Pages (HERE)

Membership Pins

 Find all pin applications (HERE)