Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a new livestock quality assurance program that covers food safety, animal well-being, and character development through age-appropriate educational curriculum.
This program replaced the Youth PQA program and will be required for all species of livestock at the Kansas State Fair or the Kansas Junior Livestock Show and the training must be done by June 15th. Each member must renew their membership once per year.
This training will be held in the Extension Area Office in Parsons. If you take the class in person, it is $3. If you wish to take it online, it will be $12 per member. You must sign up prior to the class. To sign up click HERE.
Pumpkin Growing Contest
Join us this year for a Pumpkin Growing Contest. Be on the looked for more information coming soon. Seeds will be provided for all 4-H Members who wish to participate in the event. Contest rules can be found HERE.
4-H Enrollment and Fee:
Enrollment for the new 4-H year is done through 4-H Online. 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 for the fee. 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 is open as of October 1, 2018 for the new 4-H year. Returning families must enroll by January 31, 2019.
New families may enroll until May 1 of the current 4-H year. 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.
Click HERE for County Club Day results. Regional Club Days will take place March 2nd at 8 a.m. at Neosho Community College.
If you are not receiving emails from the Extension Office please contact us 620-784-5337.