All in-person extension and 4-H meetings have been postponed until July 4th. 4-H is still happening through online meetings, project meetings, and individual learning opportunities. If you are interested in joining 4-H please call 4-H Agent, Katie Townsend at 620-778-4616.
July 1 - Livestock entry deadline for the Montgomery County Fair (link opens next week)
July 13 - entry deadline for inside exhibits
Find more information on the fair page - link at bottom of this page
For a list for all county and district wide events click HERE.
Vote for fair king and queen HERE
Montgomery County 4-H Fair Information
Fairgrounds are located at Riverside Park in Independence, KS. Google map pinpoint of the main 4-H building can be found HERE
LINK to FAIR WEBSITE- including fair entry video, study materials, fair forms, camping and more!
Any interested in holding a club, project, volunteer, or other 4-H meeting during the quarantine period are encouraged to do so online. We recommend Zoom and tips for setting up a zoom meeting safely are included in this tip sheet. A basic zoom account has a 40 minute time limit 4-H agents can help you A. use a school email from someone in your club to bypass the time limit or B. set up the meeting with our K-State emails to bypass the time limit. Let us know how we can help you!
Zoom bypassing the 40-minute time limit FAQ: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360041264451-K-12-School-Time-Limit-Removal-Request-FAQ
Tractor Safety - Online Training
Registration is now open for the 2020 Youth Tractor Safety (HOSTA) Training. This year the training will be held online, due to KSRE social distancing guidelines. Completion of this training allows 14-15 years old to legally operate farm equipment for employers. Register
Fun Activities to try at home!
Cedar Bluff - Hoping for a day camp (no overnight) August 4th @ Cedar Bluff. All dependent on the current situation. More information as we get closer.
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals
Youth will learn about reading feed tags, giving shots, and more! Classes open to all youth as a learning opportunity regardless of where you plan to show!
YQCA training is required for youth (ages 8-21) who will be showing livestock at the Kansas State Fair or the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (one exception is horses. Horse members are required to do the Coggins test and horsemanship tests). In-person classes have been cancelled and you can login to YQCA to get a refund for in person classes. Youth will need to sign up for an online class. Online classes are typically $12 but will be discounted to $9 for April only. To recieve the discount you must apply for a coupon. Contact your extension agent to be put on their list for fill out the form below yourself and mail it in. The YQCA website is, https://yqca.learngrow.io. Use your 4-H Online user name and password to login. Classes are specifically for youth 8-21 years old but in 2020, seven year olds may take the class as a learning opportunity. In 2021, the class ages will change from 8-21 to 7-21, as seven year olds competing in the Kansas Junior Livestock show be required to take the class.
Discount coupon options: 1. Contact local agent to be put on their list (check must be dropped off with agent)
2. Fill out the form HERE and mail it in with check for coupon.
Instructions for signing up for classes and printing completed certificate: click here.
Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-778-4616 to make arrangements to get tags!
Market Steers and Market Heifers: May 1st
Commercial Heifers: June 15
Registered Breeding heifers: N/A
Market Lambs and Commercial Ewes: June 15
Registered Breeding Ewes: N/A
Market Hogs: June 15
Purebred Breeding Gilts: N/A
Commercial Breeding Gilts: June 15
ALL Meat Goats: June 15
(no registered breeding doe show)
Tagging instructions, checklists, declaration and nomination paperwork will be printed for you and delivered with your tags or you can print it yourself at: https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/nominated-livestock/
Enrollment for 2021 will open October 1, 2020. If you were enrolled in 4-H in Montgomery County by January 31, 2020 you need to enroll as a returning family! If you forgot your password there is a 'Forgot password' option. www.ks.4honline.com
Enrollment Guide for New Families - Enrollment deadline for new families is May 1, 2021
Re-enrollment Guide for Returning Families Enrollment deadline for returning families is January 31, 2021.