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Upcoming Dates

February15-20Swine - Junior Producer Days - FREE virtual event, see below
February18Deadline to upload recorded club day presentations. See below
March 1State 4-H Scholarship app. and Vanier Family Scholarship app due online
March6Regional Club Day for county qualifiers (Save this date regardless of virtual or in-person)
March 15-20Meat Goat - Junior Producer Days - FREE virtual event, see below
AprilEyestone Scholarship due Extension Office
April 7,14,21In-person YQCA trainings see more info below

 

List of dates for entire year for all county and district wide events click HERE.

4-H at your Fingertips

Download the Wildcat District 4-H on the Go App now!

Sunny Hills Camp Counselor Application Click HERE

2021 Enrollment

Free

Enrollment Guide for New Families - Enrollment deadline for new families is May 1, 2021

 

club day

Montgomery County 4-H Club Day

Purpose: Through engagement in 4-H, youth learn to interpret verbal and nonverbal information, develop effective public speaking skills, enhance written and spoken communication, defend a point, design a presentation, and much more!

2021: County Club Day will be a virtual event.    It is very important to the club day committee and 4-H staff that we return to in-person club day activities in 2022. The format below is temporary due to staffing limits and COVID.

Resources:

  • To see presentation options (dance, music, public speaking, etc.), rules, and scorecards refer to the guideline packet
    • 2021, there will be NO model meetings or Extemporaneous contest
    • Local camp scholarships available to those who give talks and demonstrations
  • Kansas 4-H Presentation Overview – walks through the different types of presentations
  • Information Sheets for each presentation option

Entries:

Entries will open January 8, 2021 and remain open until February 18, 2021 at midnight.

Video Guidelines:

  • All entries must be pre-recorded as a video. Start each video with your division (Jr. Demonstration/Senior Talk/Group Dance, etc.), and title of your presentation. Videos should be recorded start to finish, with no breaks during the presentation. Film each video horizontally on a smart phone, tablet, video camera, or other appropriate device. Use a tripod or find a steady surface to film on. Capture the full body shot of the youth so the judge can properly evaluate body language, hand gestures, etc. that are essential parts of communication. Videos must not be edited after recording. Edited videos will be disqualified.
  • Participants should perform their entry as if they are presenting to a judge at his/her location (props should be displayed on a table, posters on display, PowerPoint projected, etc.). Do NOT screenshare your PowerPoint/presentation and voiceover it. We want to see your face, hand movements, etc. as you present. Participants can use live animals and outdoor filming environments, if appropriate for the contest area. However, you should pick an environment that is not windy or has lots of background noise. Judges can deduct points for extra noise/windy mics. No live shooting or loaded firearms allowed.
  • If your internet will not upload your video please come to the Extension office to use our internet or get help.

Judging:

Links to videos will be shared with each division judge. Judges will fill out a score card with feedback for each youth and email back to the Extension office. Judges will have from Feb. 19-22 to review your videos. Rest assured judges and the office will not share your video links with anyone else outside of the judging process.

Results:

Results will be released Feb. 23 by the end of the day. Results will be emailed out to families and those that qualify for regionals will be provided more information. At this time Regional Club Day will be March 6th and youth will give their presentations over a live zoom at a scheduled time.

Packet of events and guidelines

Information for Club Days in a downloadable PDF

 

 

Goat Producers

 Junior Goat Producers Registration Link
Swine
Junior Swine Registration Link

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!

 

 

4-H CAMPS

CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION RELEASED MARCH 15TH

Cedar Bluff - Local camp for ages 9-13. Camp scholarships are offered. Must give a talk or demonstration at club days. More details coming

Greenbush 4-H Camp - June 8-9, 2021 this camp is for 7-8 year olds. It is a 24 hour camp, youth spend the night and are picked up the next morning. Activities include: canoeing, archery, fishing, low ropes course, astronomy, stem activities, smores, etc. Cost is estimated at $75 and camp scholarships are offered (must give a talk or demonstration at club days). More information coming. 

Rock Springs 4-H Camp, Sunny Hills group - June 15-18, 2021 for 3rd grade complete through 8th grade complete. Transportation provided. Activities include swimming, horse back riding, shooting sports, stream studies, robotics, rock climbing, mountain bikes, etc. Cost estimated at $225 but camp scholarships are offered ($100, call office for details). Camp Counselors 16-18 attend camp for free but must attending training on June 14th! Counselors sign up by contacting Katie. Campers more information coming in March!

Floating On Leadership - June 11th, 2021 (rain date, June 25)
This day trip is for 14-18 year olds. A float trip on the river focused on team building, leadership and connecting youth throughout the district. Estimated cost $50.

WILDCAT 4-H LIVESTOCK JUDGING CAMPS

June 25 - Beginners camp for all ages. 1/2 day. 
June 28 -Advanced camp 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Contact Livestock Judging coach Cara Comstock at 620-784-5337 or cjcomstock@ksu.edu for more information

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

April 7 - Fredonia Extension Office 6:30 p.m. 
April 14 - Montogmery County Extension Office 6:30 p.m.
April 21 - Labette County Extension Office
Sign up for any date using the links below

YQCA training is required for youth (ages 7-21) 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). Youth will need to sign up for an online class, $12. The YQCA website is, https://yqca.learngrow.io. Use your 4-H Online user name and password to login. (2021 in-person classes listed above will not apprear in YQCA to sign-up for until March 1, 2021)

Instructions for signing up for classes and printing completed certificate: click here.

 

 tags

Contact Katie at krohling@ksu.edu or 620-778-4616 to make arrangements to get tags!

Nomination deadlines:
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/

 

Online meeting tips for 4-H Clubs

If your club needs to hold online meetings vs in-person for any reason 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 set up the meeting with our K-State emails to bypass the time limit. Let us know how we can help you!

Instructions for creating a virtual zoom background and uploading to zoom

Clover virtual zoom background ready to use

Information for returning to in-person 4-H meetings and activities 

Katie Townsend

Katie Townsend
4-H Youth Development Agent
Phone: 620-331-2690
krohling@ksu.edu

Important Links


Enrollment

Newsletters

March District Newsletter 2021

January District Newsletter 2021

4-H Logo

King & Queen Bio Form

Volunteers

Senior & College Scholarships

Record Book & Achievement Pins

 

MG County 4-H Clubs


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
Cherryvale

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.