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4-H Newsletter:

October 2017 newsletter

September 2017 newsletter

4-H Handbook:

Labette County 4-H member handbook

Horse Barn update:

The Fair Board is hard at work preparing for the Horse Barn Fundraising Dinner and Auction on Saturday, November 11th. They are still in need of silent auction donations: ideally items or groups of items valued at $50-$200.

If you know of a great cook, they will be looking for deserts to serve with dinner and auction off. They will be posting a volunteer signup sheet soon - on Facebook. We encourage all 4H and FFA Exhibitors to chip in and help in any way you can.

They also need volunteers to help serve the meal. This will be a great opportunity to get your volunteer hours in to be able to go through the premium sale for 2018 fair. You will be able to sign up through Facebook when they post it.

4-H Enrollment and Fee:

This year the State is implementing a fee to join 4-H beginning October 1, 2017. This will be done through 4-H Online. Here is an informational packet about the fee from the state office. Please do not let this determine whether or not you will join. 4-H is a great organization that teaches life skills, encourages higher education, and youth are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors (Tufts University, 2012). There is a waiver available if you would like to use it. When you come to the payment choices just choose the waiver. No money is to be sent to the local office - it goes to the state office and there is an address provided if you are sending a check. The enrollment system will be open on October 2, 2017 for the new 4-H year.

New Family instructions to enroll

Returning Family instruction to enroll

National 4-H Week:

October 1-7 marks National 4-H Week! Promote 4-H to your school, friends, neighbors and your community! Talk about what you do in 4-H, what projects you want to try yet and why you like 4-H. Bring a friend to your 4-H club meeting this month and encourage them to join with you - it's always more fun with a friend! #TrueLeaders

4-H Council:

The next 4-H Council meeting will be on October 10th at the WEEC building behind the Altamont Extension Office. We will eat at 6:30 p.m (please RSVP by Oct 9) the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. We will be electing new officers.

Officer Training:

Montgomery County will be hosting this event at the Civic Center in Independence on November 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. Please plan on attending if you are an officer for your club for the 2017-2018 4-H year.

 Achievement Banquet:

November 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the LCHS cafeteria we will hold the 4-H Achievement Banquet. You do not have to be getting an award to come to the banquet. It is for any Labette County 4-H member and their family. Please RSVP by Nov 1st. 620-784-5337.


This event will be held November 17-19 at Rock Springs. Registration is open. More information and a registration link can be found here.


Here is the link for Kansas 4-H Scholarships


If you are not receiving emails from the Extension Office please contact us 620-784-5337.




Enroll online here:

4-H Online enrollment



Julie Traxson

Wildcat Extension District
4-H and Youth Development Agent


Volunteer Renewal

Volunteer Application


General Record

Permanent Record

Membership pins

Clothing evaluation

Join a 4-H club near you:

Altamont Rooters: 2nd Monday @ 7:00 p.m. WEECAltamont,

Chetopa Aggies : 1st Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m. Chetopa Comm Bldg

Foland Fliers: 2nd Monday @ 7:00 p.m. Bartlett School,

Horse Club: Parsons State Hospital Arena please call for dates,

Leib:4th Monday @ 7:00 p.m Cross Timbers Church Edna,

Livestock Challengers:3rd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m. at Wave Wireless Parsons

Midwest Ranchers:2nd Sunday @ 5:00 p.m. Oswego Library

Montana Road Runners:3rd Sunday @  4:00 p.m. Oswego Public Library,

Pumpkin Creek: 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m. Mound Valley Community Center,

Shooting Sports: Oswego Shooting Range please call for dates,

Sunflower: 2nd Monday @ 6:30 p.m. Cross Timbers Church Edna

Thrifty Thrivers: 1st Monday @ 6:00 p.m. call for location Parsons

Timber Hill: 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m. Dennis Community Center