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Wildcat Extension District

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 15 - Montgomery County Fair Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. at Extension Office
Feb. 17 - 4-H Day @ Caney High School 8 a.m. start - See more info below
March 3 - Regional 4-H Days at Neosho Community College, Chanute, KS
March 8 - 4-H Council Meeting 7:00 p.m. @ Extension Office
March 17 - Jr. Sheep Producer Day - Registration Form or sign up online HERE
March 19-22  - Spring Break Sewing Camp. Call the office to sign up!
March 24 - Jr. Beef Producer Day - Registration Form or sign up online HERE
pril 14 - SEK Fitting and Showing Clinic
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
June 15 - FREE Poultry Testing at Fairgrounds - Mandatory that all birds coming to fair get tested. Other sessions may be available. Call the office.
June 21 - Area Livestock and Meats Judging at Yates Center, Kansas
June 23 - County Fair Horse Show - Pippin Arena
July 11-14  Cherryvale Youth Fair
July 17 - County Fair Clothing Judging
July 24 - County Fair Style Revue and Dance
July 25-30 - Montgomery County Fair

Dog Project Meetings
For information about dates and times contact Ginger Fairbanks at 620-288-4539. 


Wildlife Project 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.

Schedule (Mondays, 4:00-5:00 Altamont Extension Office)

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)

Field Crops

Willie and the Beanstalk Competition registration is now open. See if you can grow the largest soybean plant! Find more information here! 

NEW Ag Science Contest

Find more information here or call Katie at the Extension office!

Favorite Foods Contest

The district -wide favorite foods contest will be May 29th in Fredonia at the Wilson County Extension Office. Contest will start at 10 a.m. Rides will be provided to and from the contest, (leaving from MG. CO. office,). Rides will also be provided from Favorite Foods to Discovery Days 4-H camp if youth would like to do both! Please see the informational video below about the contest! Call the office for more information!


Club Day Rules & Sign up

Below are the results for Montgomery County Club Day. Youth who qualified are invited to participate in Regional 4-H Day held at Neosho County Community College March 3rd, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m. If you qualified and can NOT go, please notify Katie Townsend as soon as possible so the next youth may be offered the opportunity! Regionals will use the same score cards and rules that we used at county club day. Please see those listed below.


 Club Day Rules and Guidelines

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!


Fair Information

July 17th - Clothing Judging
July 24th - Style Revue and King & Queen Coronation
July 25 - Fairgrounds set-up
July 26-30 - Fair

NOTE: 4-H members (exception for 1st year or college members) must attend 5 meetings to sell an animal at the livestock sale per the fair board. All members should make sure they sign in or make role call to ensure their 5 meetings are documented. 

Camper Registration (form fillable)
*Please return this form the Extension office by July 23, 2018 in order to camp. You may fill it out and email (to krohling@ksu.edu), mail, or drop it by the office. Camping is allowed Thursday through Sunday nights.


**Link to Spring Show Information Received by Office

New 4-H Fees

Investing in 4-H Program Fee Guide

2018 Enrollment

If you were enrolled in 4-H in Montgomery County by January 31, 2017 you need to enroll as a returning family! You will need to use the forgot password option as an account was set up for you last year. 

Enrollment Guide for New Families - Enrollment deadline for new families is May 1, 2018

Reenrollment Guide for Returning Families Enrollment deadline for returning families is January 31, 2018.



Katie Townsend
4-H Youth Development Agent
Phone: 620-331-2690

Important Links

Montgomery County Newsletters

January 2018 District Newsletter




Step 1: Volunteer Form

Step 2: Child Abuse and Neglect Registry 

Step 3: Background Check


Record Book Links

Generic 4-H Record Form
4-H Permanent Record
4-H Personal Page


State 4-H Scholarship Application- Due end of January each year

Cecil L Eyestone Scholarship - Due April 1 each year

MG County 4-H Clubs

Bolton Trailblazers
2nd Monday at 7:00 pm
Bolton Friends Church

Caney Pioneers
2nd Monday at 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Caney

Fawn Creek
2nd Monday at 7:00 pm
Tyro Christian Church

Happy Hustlers
1st Wednesday
6:30 pm (School)
7:00 pm (Summer)
Logan Park Comm. Building

Peppy Progressive
2nd Monday at 6:30 pm
Liberty Methodist Church

Sycamore Sunflowers
2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Sycamore Township Hall

Valley Victors
3rd Monday at 7:00 pm
Sycamore Township Hall

Please call the Extension Office for club leader contact information.