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Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

785-232-0093 fax

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 represents 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

 Haley Kelley, 4-H Program Assistant/4-h School Enrichment

Kelley, Haley

Program Assistant
Phone: 785-232-0062 ext. 112


Candis Meerpohl,4-H Youth Development Agent

Meerpohl, Candis

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


Current Events

March Chatterbox 


2021 Club Day Guidelines


4-H Enrollment is Open!
New 4-H Online 


Upcoming Dates:


Mar 11th- Jr Leaders

6pm in EMR

Mar 26th- Chatterbox Article Due

Apr 25th- Livestock Weigh-In 

@ Blythe's Farm 1-4pm

Apr 26th- Chatterboc Articles Due


Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site