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


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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

May Chatterbox


2021 Regional Club Day Results


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


Upcoming Dates:


May 7-9- Livetsock Judging Contest- Virtual

May 25th- Chatterboc Articles Due

June 1-4th- Discovery Days

June 12-13th- Horse Show

June 23rd- Camp Counslors Leave for Camp

June 14-27th- Oz-some 4-H Camp 

June 27-30th- Campfrence


Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site