4-H offers a wide variety of subject matter through its many projects. Youth enrolled in community clubs will have the opportunity to take part in many of the projects with the assistance of a project leader. The Kansas 4-H site has a number of excellent resources for projects. Although there is a wealth of information on the State Project Pages, Meadowlark District 4-Hers must use District project record sheets, not the state generic record sheet found on those pages. Check out the project pages and the library of publications to see what materials are available. If you want to explore the project selection guide click here. For citizenship ideas in the 4-H projects click here.
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q- How many projects should a 4-H member enroll in?
A- There are no firm rules for how many projects a member should enroll in, however beginning members may want to limit their project selection to one or two for the first year. Older 4-H members may want to consider all obligations for their time as they select projects. Consider time commitments for school, extra curricular activities, work and social schedules.
Q- What if I don’t see the project I am interested in on the list?
A- Let us know what project you are interested in, and we will do our best to try to accommodate for that. There is a self-determined project that those youth interested in something that is not on the list can be entered in.
In order to show livestock at the Kansas State Fair & the Kansas Junior Livestock show, livestock must have the EID tag in place before entry time. Meadowlark District is utilizing this technology at the local level as well. Please click on the link above for general tag information. Nomination information below.
State Livestock Nomination Information
Rookie Guide to Livestock Nominations
4-H EID Tagging Guidelines
Dog Care & Training
Energy Management (includes Electric/Electronics, Small Engines, and Power of the Wind)
Foods & Nutrition
Plant Science (includes Forestry, Crops, Horticulture)
Market Lamb Showmanship
Market Lamb Project Guide
Space Tech (Includes Astronomy, Computers, Geospatial, Robotics, and Rocketry)
Swine Project Guide
Youth PQA Plus Training - Please check your local PQA List to check the status of your YPQA Plus certification. This process needs to be completed by May 1st.
YPQA Plus certification list (look under what's hot in the top right corner)
PQA On Line Steps
Swine Tagging Instructions
PEDV - What Is It?
Recommendations for Exhibitors of Swine
Ear Notch Chart
Swine Tagging Guidelines
Estimating Pig Weights - Do you need help estimating your 4-H pig's weight? Click here to find out how to measure and estimate the weight.