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Shawnee County

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


Kelley, Haley

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


Meerpohl, Candis

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


Current Events


September Chatterbox 

State Fair Results


Upcoming Dates:


Sept 7th- Office Closed

Sept 10th- Jr. Leaders Zoom

RSVP to Candis by Sept 8th

Sept 26th- 4-H Leader Meeting

EMR @ 2 pm

Oct 10-11- 48 Hours of 4-H




Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site