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4-H NewsCurrent Happenings

4-H Club Days

February 11 - Jefferson
       at Oskaloosa Schools

March 4 - Jackson & Nemaha
      at Northridge Church in Sabetha

Click here for club day resources

Regional Club Day

March 25 - Regional Club Day in Atchison

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/

  • Face trainings or go online.
    * January 3 at 11:00 at Nemaha Co. Community Building in Seneca
    * January 11 at 6:30 pm at Valley Falls Fair Building
    * March 13 - Tentatively - 6:30 pm at the NE KS Heritage Building in Holton

2023 YQCA List
YQCA Information
State Show requirements & information

YQCA Help Guides

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

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.

What Has Happened

4-H Achievement Events 2022

Jefferson Co. - November 13 at 3:00 pm, Meriden
Jackson Co. - November 6 at 4:00 pm, Holton
Nemaha Co. - November 22 at 6:30 pm, Seneca

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 2-8, 2022

Tool Kit/Resources

48 Hours of 4-H - October 8-9, 2022

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

Changes due to COVID

COVID Extension Resources
4-H Meeting Guide
Covid Mitigation After July 4th

Virtual Judging Contests - click here


District Horse Show - June 29, 2022

Stormont Vail Event Center - Topeka, KS
Entry Forms
T-Shirt Order Form

2022 County Fair Information

Fair Dates - for more information click on the fair link
Jackson Co. Fair - July 25-28, Carnival July 26-30 in Holton
Jefferson Co. Fair - July 25-28 in Valley Falls
Nemaha Co. Fair - July 28-August 1 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.

State Fair Exhibit Eligibility Information


State Fair - September 9-18

Exhibits are due to your office by Tuesday, September 7!
Exhibits will be available for pick up at the Extension Office after Sept 22.

State Fair Exhibit Eligibility Information
Check State Fair Results here