Gary Fuller Spring Classic, May 5 and 6, 2018
We are looking forward to seeing our friends from across the state! Be sure to get pre-entered via the show entry form before April 27. We also accept day of show entries, but we like to make plans for T-shirts and other recognition.
Sunny Hills 4-H Camp June 3-6, 2018 (registration due May 1)
Lyon County 4-Hers will join friends from across southeast Kansas at Sunny Hills 4-H Camp June 3-6, 2018. Information and registration may be found on the camp flyer. Cost is $200 per camper, plus a $15 camp bus fee. 4-Hers wishing to be considered for camp counselors need to complete the Counselor Application by May 1. Camp counselors will leave June 2.
Team 4-H Livestock
We are excited to announce a new 4-H challenge. It's open to all Lyon County 4-Hers, and you don't have to own livestock to participate. Teams of 3 4-Hers will be accountable for learning about the livestock industry together and documenting their experience through spring and summer. Check out this fun new way to engage in 4-H learning and get your team signed up today.
A generous supporter has agreed to sponsor this team challenge with each 1st place team member receiving $200 each, each 2nd place team member earning $100 each and 3rd place team members taking home $50 each. Check out how to get more involved in learning about livestock in our community!
Science of Ag Challenge
Lyon County 4-Hers are encouraged to participate in this new state challenge. It's a great way to research and solve real world challenges and work to share knowledge gained by your team. Watch for news about possible funding partnerships to help support your research, and check out the details about this challenge on the state 4-H website.
Favorite Foods Contest hosted by Logan Avenue 4-H Club
Lyon County 4-Hers have the opportunity to participate in the Favorite Foods Contest hosted April 15, 2018 at the Anderson Building. For contest rules and more information check out the 2018 Favorite Foods Flyer.
Regional 4-H Club Day March 17, 2018, Madison, KS
4-H Scholarship opportunity
4-H youth interested in wildlife and also attending Emporia State University, check out the What's in the Outdoors 4-H scholarship available through the Emporia Community Foundation. Applications are due May 1.
Tractor Safety Training
Lyon, Chase, Coffey, and Morris County Extension Offices will be working together to host the 2018 Hazardous Occupation Training (H.O.T.) classes for all youth who will be working for area ag producers. Training is scheduled for March 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PrairieLand Partners. Youth ages 14-16 will be eligible for a certificate showing completion of the H.O.T. training. Younger students may come and take the test, but they will not be able to receive their certificate until their 14th birthday.
Students need to pre-register by March 12 so they can receive and work on their class materials prior to the first session. Please call the Extension office for more information or stop by to pick up a registration form.
The online portion of the pre-testing requirement for this training can be found via the Online H.O.T. Safety Training Pre-Test.