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Topeka, KS  66604


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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 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.


    Link to Enrollment Infomation            Chatterbox Link

    Events & Activities Link            Find all 4-H News here

    Link to County Fair Infomation            Link to County Fair Infomation




Program Staff                           

Grace Wiens photo Lisa Satterthwaite
Grace Wiens 

4-H Youth
Development Agent

785-232-0062 ext. 120


4-H Program Assistant

785-232-0062 ext 112

Lisa Satterthwaite

4-H Office Professional

785-232-0062 ext 111


Current Events


2024 Important Dates

Upcoming Events:

December 14- Office Closed

December 14- 4-H Events Council Meeting

December 18- Chatterbox Submission Due

December 22- Wheat Kit Assembly

December 25-January 1- Office Closed

Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site