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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults that support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential based on the guidance, respect, skills, knowledge and wisdom adults can share.

Let's Join4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.

  • H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
  • H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
  • H ands, serving others; and
  • H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.

In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!

Click here for enrollment information.

Program Staff

Hobkirk, Callie
4-H Office Professional
Phone: 785-232-0062 ext. 111

Seeley, Kim
4-H Program Assistant
Phone: 785-232-0062  ext. 112

Meerpohl, Candis
4-H Youth Development Agent
Phone: 785-232-0062  ext.  120


Current Events

May Chatterbox



Shawnee County Fair Dates

July 9th-Photography Judging

July 14th-Clothing & Fashion Revue Judging

July 15th-16th-Horse Show

July 20th-23rd-Shawnee County Fair


Program Resources

Link for the Criminal Background Check site

Volunteer Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site

2017 4-H Annual Calendar