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Gary Fuller Spring Classic, May 4 and 5, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing our friends from across the state! The show entry form will be due before April 26. We also accept day of show entries, but we like to make plans for T-shirts (awarded to all 4-Hers who exhibit in showmanship) and other recognition. 

Check out the Gary Fuller Spring Classic Show Flyer/Entry Form for more information.  

4-H Club Day March 2, 2019

Please check the 2019 4-H Club Day Schedule for your event(s). Scratching is strongly discouraged, but if you are not going to be present on March 2, please contact the Extension Office to share this information in advance. 

Check out the guidelines for each event, and if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the Extension Office.   


Team 4-H contests

The Team 4-H contests will begin Feb. 15 with registration open through March 15. But remember, you cannot earn team points until your team is officially registered, and no activities count towards the contest until Feb. 15 (yes, I am glad our spring rabbit show just sneaks into that deadline!)

Use the same registration link to make your selection for: 

Team 4-H Small Animal (rabbit, poultry, cat, dog and hand pet)

Team 4-H Creative Arts (visual arts, photography, fiber arts, clothing)

Team 4-H Livestock (pig, sheep, meat goat and beef)

Team 4-H Food Systems (horticulture, crops, and foods and nutrition)


Register your team via the online form!

Remember team members cannot be from the same household (or manage small animals/livestock together, if applicable). This is a 4-H program learning opportunity, not specifically tied to one project area, but includes 4-H learning in the defined project areas of each team challenge.

4-Hers can be on more than one 4-H Team, but the same team members cannot make up a team in more than one 4-H Team area. (i.e. a Team 4-H Livestock team cannot also compete as the same team member in the 4-H Food Systems challenge).

The challenges will begin as early as Feb. 15, but registration can continue through March 15. However, there is no back dating activities for official points. Remember, all three members must be present at each activity for it to count for team points.


Sunny Hills 4-H Camp June 5-8, 2019 (camp scholarship applications are due Feb. 1, 2019)

Lyon County 4-Hers will join friends from across southeast Kansas at Sunny Hills 4-H Camp June 5-8, 2019. Cost is $200 for campers. Counselors will leave for camp on June 4. Watch for camp and counselor applications  

Lyon County has several generous camp scholarships available including the Carter Memorial Scholarship, the Flint Hills Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives Camp Scholarship and the Gayle Milroy Memorial Camp Scholarship which are all $200 scholarships. The Lyon County 4-H Council also provides to 1/2 scholarships ($100 each). The scholarship application  is due to the Extension Office by Feb. 1, 2019, for consideration. 


Tractor Safety Training

Lyon, Chase, Coffey, and Morris County Extension Offices will be working together to host the 2019 Hazardous Occupation Training (H.O.T.) classes for all youth who will be working for area ag producers.  Training is scheduled for March 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 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-registerso 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. 


4-H Scholarship opportunities 

The scholarship application for Lyon County 4-H seniors is due to the Extension Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2019. Some scholarships are available to former Lyon County 4-Hers currently enrolled in higher education.   

Ggenerous scholarships to be awarded in 2019 include: 

Bluestem Farm and Ranch Supply of Emporia ($300.00 nonrenewable)

Bill and Marla Bugbee Scholarship ($300.00 renewable)

Larrie Miley Scholarship ($500.00 renewable)

Marjory Fowler Memorial Scholarship ($200 renewable)

Marcia Arndt Memorial Scholarship ($100) Must be awarded to High School Senior

P. Kay Duncan Memorial Scholarship ($200 nonrenewable) Emphasis on the horse project

4-H Alumni Scholarship ($250 nonrenewable)

Lyon County Fair Board Scholarship ($250 nonrenewable) Must have exhibited at the Lyon County fair for the last five years

Anne Fredrickson Scholarship ($500 nonrenewable)

Lester & Shirley Kusmaul Scholarship ($300 renewable)

Lee Nelson Memorial Scholarship ($500)

Homer A. Dailey Scholarship


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.   

Watch out for the following programs to update for 2019: 

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.