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Shawnee County

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

McAdoo, Fran
4-H Office Professional
Phone: 785-232-0062 ext. 111

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

January Chatterbox 

Upcoming Dates:


January 13th: Jr./Sr. Lock-In Registration Due 

Due by 4:30pm to Office 

Sign-Up HERE

Health Forms HERE

January 18th: Jr./Sr. Lock-In 

Office Closed: Jan. 20th for MLK Day


January 27th: State Scholarships Due to County Office

By 5:00pm 

Click HERE for Scholarship Application

January 30th: County 4-H Day Registration Due

Sign up Links HERE

Guidelines HERE

By 5:00pm

February 6th: Photo Workshop Registration Due 

Click HERE to Register

February 15th: County Club Days

@Shawnee Heights Middle School

February 16th: Beef Weight-In 

Please RSVP with Office with how many Steers & Heifers

February 22nd: Dog show 

@Stormont Vail Event Center (Ag Hall) 

February 23rd: Photo Workshop

@ Manor Conference Center

February 28th: County Camp or Discovery Days Scholarship Due

By 5:00pm

Click HERE for Scholarship Application 


Program Resources

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site