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Wildcat Extension District

Upcoming Dates

May 29-31 Discovery Days Camp

June 3 - Favorite Foods Contest, Fredonia Extension office 1:00 p.m. 

June 5-8  Sunny Hills Camp

June 11 Area judging for Family and Consumer Science, Photography, and Favorite Foods Emporia, KS

June 17-18 Cedar Bluff 4-H Camp, youth ages 9-13, Coffeyville, KS

June 18-19 Greenbush 4-H Camp, youth ages 7-8, Greenbush, KS

June 20th Area livestock judging, meats judging, and skill-a-thon contest. Yates Center, KS 

June 25-26 Floating on Leadership 4-H Camp

June 27 District Horse Show, Parsons State Hospital


Pumpkin Growing Contest

Join us this year for a Pumpkin Growing Contest. Call the Extension office now to sign up! Seeds will be provided for all 4-H Members who wish to participate in the event.  Contest rules can be found HERE.


Favorite Foods Contest

Wildcat District Favorite Foods contest will be held June 3rd at the Fredonia Extension office. Sign up by calling the Fredonia office at 620-378-2167. If youth need transportation from the Independence office please reach out to 4-H agent, Katie Townsend. Learn more about the contest by watching this short video! Example scorecard. 


District Horse Show

2019 Southeast Area District Horse Show, Entry FormRules 


4-H Camps 

Cedar Bluff 4-H Camp at Cedar Bluff, Coffeyville, KS is June 17-18, 2019- Camper Registration, Counselor Registration

Due to multiple reasons, camp will only be for 9-13 year olds this year. 7-8 year olds please check out our Greenbush camp below! For safety, space, plumbing, and other reasons we can not house all our youth at Cedar Bluff camp. Please call the Extension office and speak with Katie if you have questions. I would be happy to speak with you. 7-8 year olds please check out the many opportunities Greenbush has to offer! County Club Day scholarships still apply to Greenbush. 

Cedar Bluff 4-H camp is held annually in Coffeyville Ks. The schedule will come out in May along with other camp information. Check-in will be June 17th starting at 8:30 a.m. Campers will set up their cot area and then join us in the main building for introductions and instructions for the day. Youth will be divided into groups of 6-8 campers with high school counselors. Multiple extension agents will be on site throughout the day. Youth will participate in stem learning activities, science experiments, insect scavenger hunts, etc. Lunch, supper, and smores at the campfire will be provided. In late afternoon we will travel to the Coffeyville pool to cool off. Agents will transport youth by van. After getting back we will get ready for supper then smores at the campfire, followed by a dance/movie. Check-out will begin the following morning at 8:30 a.m. For questions please call Katie at 620-331-2690 or krohling@ksu.edu. 


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 INFORMATION - including fair entry video


2019 fair dates
July 16th - Clothing Judging
July 23th - Style Revue and King & Queen Coronation
July 24 - Fairgrounds set-up
July 25-28 - Fair
July 29 - Livestock Premium Sale 7 p.m.

For Bucket Calf Information, Clothing/Style Revue Forms, and State Fair Tickets/Parking Click here

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 roll call to ensure their 5 meetings are documented.

Horse Entry Form 

Camper Registration (form fillable)
*Please return this form the Extension office by July 19, 2019 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.

District Horse Show

The Wildcat District Horse Show is June 27, 2019. Click HERE for contest rules and information. 

Horse Entry Form can be found HERE.

Inter-State Fair and Rodeo

Information will be posted here as we receive it. If you have specific questions you will need to reach out the fairboard of the Inter-State Fair and Rodeo. Nomination forms are due May 15th and entry forms are due July 15 to the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce.

Kansas State Fair and KS Junior Livestock Show

I will only sign your nomination papers after receiving a picture of the animal with a tag in its ear or seeing it in person.

Link to state fair and KJLS nomination information. Paperwork can also be picked up at the Extension office when you purchase your tags. 

EID Beef tags - $4.00

EID Swine, Sheep, Goat - $3.00

EID tags are not required for the county fair

**Link to Spring Show Information Received by Office

2019 Enrollment

Enrollment for 2019 will open October 1, 2018. If you were enrolled in 4-H in Montgomery County by January 31, 2019 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, 2019

Re-enrollment Guide for Returning Families Enrollment deadline for returning families is January 31, 2019.



Katie Townsend

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

Important Links

Montgomery County Newsletters

March District 4-H Newsletter

April County 4-H Newsletter

Wordmarks for Publications/Flyers

KSRE/4-H Grows Here

Shooting Sports




Step 1: Volunteer Form

Step 2: 4-H Online 

Step 3: Background Check

Volunteer Training


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. 


Record Book Information

Junior Division - anyone 12 & under. This division  a receives certificate if you win. 
Open Division - any age, any member. This division receives a pin at awards banquet if you win. The top winner in each category (if 14 & older) gets the opportunity to send their book on to area judging. 

You can find the pages below HERE:

Page 1: Montgomery County Check Sheet
Page 2:Current Personal Page
Page 3: 4-H Story (guidelines)
Page 4: Permanent Record Sheets
Page 5: Project Record (separate folders for each project record is helpful. Min. of 1 but can do as many as you would like. 1-2 is suggested so that more time and detailed information goes into the records.)
Page 6: Three pages of pictures (for each project record) No more than 6 photos/page. Should be captioned and show involvement, leadership, and citizenship

Do NOT put pages in protective sheets. 

Member Achievement Pins

As a district we ask all 4-H members to fill out the generic project record above and a permanent record. Record books are required to receive your ribbon check from the fair.  If youth qualify through county judging to take their record book to area contest we will work together to convert it to a KAP