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4-H Youth Development

4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooper-ation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H.

Elk County 4-H Handbook(September 2021) - Information about the Elk County 4-H Program.

Annual Elk County 4-H Calendar 2022

January 17                   Holiday -- Offices Closed
January 21                   Southeast Area KAP Judging
January 17                   Holiday--Offices Closed
January 23                   Kansas 4-H Day with K-State Women’s Basketball

February 1                   Citizenship in Action Registration Deadline
February 2                   4-H Council Meeting
February 6                   4-H Council Valentines Steak Dinner -- Grenola
February 18                 4-H Club Day and Junk in a Bucket Entries Due
February 20                 Beef Weigh In and Tag Day -- Howard
February 20 - 21          Citizenship in Action
February 26                 4-H Club Day

March 1                       Kansas 4-H and Elk County 4-H Scholarship Applications Due
March 5                       KSU Jr Beef Producer Day
March 19                     KSU Jr Sheep Producer Day
March 26                     Regional 4-H Club Day -- Madison

April 6                         4-H Council Meeting
April 22 & 23                Sheep/Swine/Meat Goat Weigh In and Tag Day -- Longton

May 1                          KSF/KJLS Market Beef Nominations Due
May 1                          Project Drop/Add Deadline
May 1                          Horse ID’s Due
May 30                        Holiday -- Offices Closed

June                             4-H Council Meeting
June 1 - 3                     Discovery Days
June 7                          Favorite Food Show
June 15                        KSF/KJLS Commercial Heifer, Market/Commercial Sheep, Swine and Goat Nominations Due
June 21                        Southeast Area Crops, Horticulture, Photography, and FCS Contests -- Emporia
June 23                        Southeast Area Livestock Judging, Skillathon and Meats Judging Contests -- Yates Center

July 4                          Holiday -- Offices Closed
July 8                          4-H/FFA Fair Entries Due
July 13                        Clothing Construction, Fiber Arts and Fashion Revue Judging
                                  Public Fashion Revue
                                  Supporters Picnic
July 15                        Kansas State Fair Market and Breeding Animal Entries Due
July 18                        4-H Foods Judging and Horse Show
July 20 - 23                 Elk County 4-H Fair -- Longton

August                         4-H Council Meeting
August 15                    Kansas Junior Livestock Show Entries Due
August                         State 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes

September 5                Holiday -- Offices Closed
September 9 - 18         Kansas State Fair -- Hutchinson
September 21              Record Books, Achievement Pin Applications and Officer Notebooks Due

October 1                    Start of New 4-H Year
October                       Kansas Junior Livestock Show -- Hutchinson