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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.



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

State Geology Field Trip

2024 Tractor Safety School Information

2024 Shawnee County Fair 4-H Division Donor Form

Upcoming Events:

May 4- Livestock Spring Show, Holton

May 11- YQCA Training

May 24- Extension Office Network Upgrade (Office will be open, but no phones or internet)

May 26- Chatterbox Submissions Due

May 27- Office Closed (Memorial Day)

May 28- Shawnee County Fair Board Meeting, EMR

June 1- Fair Entries OPEN

Visit the State 4-H Youth Development Site