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Meadowlark District

Contact us

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 66538-9808
Phone: 785-336-2184


Project Resources

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.

Livestock Information

Electronic ID
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

Below is a list of the many projects our 4-H'ers may participate in:
Project Selection Guide


Bucket Calf

Clothing & Textiles (includes Construction and Buymanship)

Cost per wear form
Modeling Script Fill in the Blank Form

Dairy Cattle
Dog Care & Training
Energy Management (includes Electric/Electronics, Small Engines, and Power of the Wind)
Environmental Science
Family Studies
Fiber Arts
Foods & Nutrition

Fair Food Safety Info
Food Preservation Labels

Goat, Dairy
Goat, Meat

Meat Goat Project Guide
Meat Goat Showmanship
Colorado Meat Goat Project Manual

Health & Wellness
Home Environment
Performing Arts

Photo Judging Guide

Plant Science (includes Forestry, Crops, Horticulture)

Exhibiting Fruits and Vegetables Guide


K-State Poultry Publications


Raising Rabbits
Rabbit Showmanship
Rabbit Breed List

Self Determined

Market Lamb Showmanship
Market Lamb Project Guide

Shooting Sports

Jackson/Nemaha Shooting Sports
Jefferson Co. Shooting Sports

Justin Corbet Foundation

Space Tech (Includes Astronomy, Computers, Robotics, and Rocketry)

Computer Exhibit Information Form
Rocketry - High Power Exhibit Info Form
Rocketry Exhibit Information Form
Robotics Exhibit Information Form
Astronomy Exhibit Information Form


Swine Project Guide
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.

Visual Arts