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Meadowlark District

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Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W. 5th
Holton, KS  66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125

Oskaloosa Office
PO Box 326
100 E. Washington
Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212

Seneca Office
1500 Community Dr
Seneca, KS 66538-9786
Phone: 785-336-2184


4H Pledge

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation 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.  These "H"s are the following:

4-H Clover

  • H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
  • H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
  • H ands, serving others; and
  • H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.

4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban communities as well. Kansas 4-H is open to youth who are between the ages as of 7 to 18 on January 1st. Additionally, the non-competitive 4-H Cloverbud program is offered to youth ages 5 to 8. The new 4-H year starts October 1st and we request that enrollment is completed by November 1st.

Meadowlark District is the largest 4-H Unit in the state of Kansas in terms of youth enrollment numbers. In 2019 enrollment data showed 812 4-H members, 79 of which were Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) enrolled in one of the 30 clubs within the District. There were 296 registered volunteers working directly with these youth. Additionally, 1520 youth are involved in school enrichment activities at school.

The Top Five Projects by Enrollment are:

  1. Foods & Nutrition
  2. Visual Arts & Crafts
  3. Photography
  4. Swine
  5. Beef

Interested in joining 4-H? Find a Meadowlark 4-H club near you or email us at meadowlark4h@ksu.edu.

Información en Español

Below are links to other 4-H pages:

New to 4-H
Need to Enroll
4-H News
4-H Events
4-H Forms
4-H Project Resources
4-H Project Record Sheets
4-H School Enrichment
4-H Resources & Links

Local Office Pages - Jackson/Holton, Jefferson/Oskaloosa, Nemaha/Seneca
State 4-H Office

To view 4-H Policy click image
4-H Policy Manual

District 4-H Events


Click here for more Meadowlark 4-H events

4-H Contacts

Ross Mosteller

Ross Mosteller
District Extension Agent - 4-H Youth Development
Phone: 785-336-2184

Linda Gantz

Linda Gantz
District 4-H Program Manager
Oskaloosa Office
Phone: 785-863-2212

Cara Robinson

Cara Robinson
District 4-H Program Manager
Holton Office
Phone: 785-364-4125

Deb Henry

Debra Henry
District 4-H Program Manager
Seneca Office
Phone: 785-336-2184