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Meadowlark District

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Starting May 4, 2020
until further notice

Office Hours:
Available by phone or email
8:00 am to 12:00 noon
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Open to the public
9 am to 12:00 noon
1:00 pm to 3:30 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

What is a Virtual Competition?

It’s like the County Fair, but all online!

  • Each week there will be competitions where you can submit entries in order to win a prize.

  • There will be prizes award in each age category based off the amount of entries.

  • Most of the competitions will be geared toward meeting requirements and preparing you for the 2020 County Fair.

  • Feedback will be given to the 4-Hers from the judges.

Entry Submission

  • E-mail entries to carar@ksu.edu including your name, age and club.

  • Submissions may be shared on Social Media.

  • Each competition will have a corresponding Facebook post on Meadowlark District 4-H Facebook page.

  • You can email entries at anytime to Cara at carar@ksu.edu. Please include in email 4-Her name, age and club and also what week of competition it is for.

  • Winners will be announced on the Friday of the week that they are due on. This will be found our local Meadowlark District 4-H Facebook page.


  • Local county fair rules apply.

  • Must be an active 4-H member.

  • All submissions will be judged by standard scorecards – but not by the same judge who will judge them at the fair in the summer. So a ribbon placement (prize) is not guaranteed to be the same as the one you will receive at the actual summer fair, if you choose to exhibit your exhibit at the fair.

  • All submissions will be judged in your age group – Cloverbuds will receive participation recognition!

  • Each submission will count as a project meeting for that project it is about.

Virtual Competition Flyers

Week 1 - Due April 27 - Posters
Week 2 - Due May 4 - 4-H In Action
Week 3 - Due May 11 - Photography
Week 4 - Due May 18 - Educational Displays
Week 5 - Due May 25 - Demonstrations


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