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.
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 above to enroll.
Beef weigh in:
Beef weigh in will take place at Mike Landrith's 5053 Rooks Rd Bartlett, KS from 7-10 a.m. on Saturday February 3, 2018. Please bring your Nomination paper completely filled out and signed by youth and parents. Beef will be tagged at weigh in by the Fair Board. Please note: Youth may not participate in the Bucket Calf division if they are showing in the Market Beef or Feeder Calf division.
Premium Sale at Fair:
Youth MUST have completed 2 hours of volunteer work WITH the Fair Board BEFORE July 21, 2018 in order to participate in the Premium Sale. There will be work days (opportunities) for you to volunteer your time this spring. The Fair Board will have a schedule available by the end of February and it will be posted here and on Facebook.
4-H Club Day:
We will be holding 4-H Club Day on February 10, 2018 at LCHS from 8:30-noon. Please check in at the main building by the office. You must be checked in by 11:00 a.m. Here are some guidelines and information about the different categories, this site has helpful information about the type of presentation you want to give. Register here by February 2nd. There is a change for the media category - youth can create a video using any outlet they choose. The video must be created and played for judge by the participant. Participants are responsible for their own electronic equipment or must be saved to YouTube and set to 'public' for compatibility.
The next 4-H Council meeting will be on March 13th at the WEEC building behind the Altamont Extension Office. We will eat at 6:30 p.m (please RSVP by March 12) the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Here is the link for Kansas 4-H Scholarships
If you plan on showing a horse at the District or County level you must have a Horse ID on file in your Extension Office by MAY 1st at 4:30 p.m. You can turn them in anytime before then.
District Horse Show:
Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Parsons State Hospital will be when the District Horse Show is held. You must complete your Level I testing prior to June 10th to participate at a District Show. Please contact the Extension Office for more information 620-784-5337.
If you are not receiving emails from the Extension Office please contact us 620-784-5337.