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Office Hours:
8:00 AM to Noon
12:30 to 4:30 PM

Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W Fifth St.
Holton, KS   66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125
Fax: 785-364-4775

Oskaloosa Office
P.O. Box 326
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS  66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212
Fax: 785-863-3511

Seneca Office
1615 Branch St.
Seneca, KS  66538-1504
Phone: 785-336-2184
Fax: 785-336-6060



4-H NewsCurrent Happenings

State Fair - September 8-17

Exhibits are due to your office by Tuesday, September 5!
Exhibits will be available for pick up at the Extension Office after Sept 20.

State Fair Exhibit Eligibility Information
Check State Fair Results here

State Fair Exhibit Eligibility Information

4-H Record Book Judging

Score sheet
Record Book Judging Guide
Project Records, Personal Page, Permanent Record & Pin Applications can be found by clicking here.


4-H Enrollment - October 1-31

All returning members and volunteers should re-enroll by November 1. Beginning the fall of 2018, the re-enrollment policy with consequences for late enrollment will be in effect. Please be sure to maintain your information in your 4-H online account (phone, email, address and project changes).

National 4-H Week - October 1-7, 2023

Tool Kit/Resources

48 Hours of 4-H - October 7-8, 2023

Will your club participate in a 48 Hours of 4-H service project? Register here!

4-H Achievement Events 2023

Jefferson Co. - November 11 at TBD, Oskaloosa
Jackson Co. - TBD, Holton
Nemaha Co. - TBD, Seneca

2024 County Fair Information

Fair Dates - for more information click on the fair link
Jackson Co. Fair - July 15-18, Carnival July 16-20 in Holton
Jefferson Co. Fair - tbd in Valley Falls
Nemaha Co. Fair - July 25-29 in Seneca

What does each fair ribbon color mean?

Exhibit Information Card for the Judge Template

Fair Exhibit labels in .pdf (use Avery label 5160) need to include: class number, product, 4-H member’s name and district. This is used for all static exhibits except for those listed below.

Food Preservation labels in .pdf or Food Preservation labels in .docx (Word) (use Avery label 5163) needs to include: class number, division, product, canning method, process time, pressure (psi), date processed including month and year, name and district.

Clothing, Fiber Arts or other exhibits needing a cloth label, use a piece of cloth with a permanent or laundry type marker. Labels should be about 3” x 2½” in size and include exhibitor name, class number and district.

What Has Happened

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Training (YQCA)

This training is required for beef, dairy, goats, sheep, swine and market poultry & rabbits exhibitors.  Certification must be completed by July 1.   You must use the following link to register for the face to face trainings or to take the online training:  https://yqcaprogram.org/

2023 YQCA List      updated 7/7/23
YQCA Information
State Show requirements & information

YQCA Help Guides

In Person Training
Web Training
Test-Out (12 & 15 Year Olds Only)

Regional Club Day

March 25 - Regional Club Day in Atchison

4-H Club Days

February 11 - Jefferson
March 4 - Jackson & Nemaha

Click here for club day resources

4-H Camp

The camping model has changed for 2022 and beyond.  If you have interest in attending 4-H Camp, you will register directly with Rock Springs Ranch.  Click here for your camping options.


Check State Fair Results here

K-State 4-H News Links

State News Releases

Hot Topics

State Fair results here

        Grand Drive & Horse

Add/Drop Projects Deadline is May 1 - need help? click here

Virtual Judging Contests

Current Events

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December 2022/January 2023

November 2022

Premium Sale Requirements


June & July Newsletters are published in the local offices.  Check local pages for these newsletters.