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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.


    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 photoHaley Kelley, 4-H Program Assistant/4-h School EnrichmentLisa Satterthwaite
Grace Wiens 

4-H Youth
Development Agent

785-232-0062 ext. 120

Haley Kelley

4-H Program Assistant

785-232-0062 ext 112

Lisa Satterthwaite

4-H Office Professional

785-232-0062 ext 111


Current Events


King and Queen Information

Club Days Results 2023

County Camp Scholarships

Spring Show Online Entry

Discovery Days Scholarships

Upcoming Events:

Mar 18th- YQCA Instuctor-led Training @ 2:30pm, EMR

Mar 25th- Regional Club Days @ Gardner

Mar 30th- Volunteer Training Session @ 7pm, EMR 

- Last day to Register for "Starry Night" Photo Workshop

Apr 1st- Shawnee Co Invitational Dog Show @ 9am, Ag Hall

Apr 12th- YQCA Instuctor-led Training @ 5pm, EMR

Apr 16th- "Starry Night" Photo Workshop @ 3pm, Rock Srping Ranch         Get Registered Here

Apr 16-22nd- National Volunteer Week

Apr 26th- Catterbox Subbissions Due

Apr 29th- Small Animal Weigh-In @ 1pm


Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site