Welcome to Golden Prairie 4-H!
NEW: Northwest Kansas 4-H Agricultural Ambassador Program!
The ambassador program will be a premier leadership opportunity for youth ages 13 to 18 (current 8th-grade through Senior in high school) who are passionate about agriculture and are willing to complete a one or two-year term. The program focuses on connecting youth with their local agricultural industries, exploring the richness and diversity of Kansas opportunities, developing ag advocacy skills and fostering educational mindsets, and increasing access to career and post-secondary experiences within the agriscience world. Participation/membership in 4-H is not required.
The Northwest Kansas 4-H Agricultural Ambassadors complete training to develop leadership and teamwork skills that are used in promoting and educating communities about agriculture. This includes leading educational experiences for youth and attending ag events, such as the Kansas Youth Ag Experience trip.
Youths interested in being a part of the ambassador program must complete an application, submit a leadership resume, a cover letter, and three letters of reference, and complete a virtual interview if selected as a finalist. Applications and supporting documents are due by March 15th and may be submitted to your local K-State Research and Extension office. CLICK HERE for application
Super Saturday - March 23rd
You can find the Project Forms (KAP Instructions) by clicking the 4-H Youth Development tab and then choosing Forms.
Still needing to pick a project out? Or do you want a little more information about a certain project? This Project Selection Guide can help you out.
4-H State, Regional, & District Events
Upcoming Events - 2024
February 18-19: Citizenship in Action, Topeka
March 2: K-State Junior Beef Producer Day, Manhattan
March 16: K-State Junior Sheep Producer Day, Manhattan
March 18: Golden Prairie District Club Day, Grainfield
March 23: 4-H Super Saturday, Hays
April 20: Spring State 4-H Shooting Sports Match
April 21-27: National Volunteer Week
April 27: NW HOSTA Training, Hoxie (Tractor Safety)
May 1: Market Beef Nominations
June 5-7: Discovery Days, Manhattan
June 18: Livestock Adventure Day Camp, Oberlin
June 24-26: NW Youth Ag Experience Trip
For a full list of statewide events please visit the Kansas 4-H website
4-H Livestock Participants
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a required certification for all Golden Prairie Extension District 4-H members that plan to exhibit livestock at the county fairs during the summer. Online modules are a great option for those who cannot attend in-person. Certification must be complete by May 1.
Project Areas include: Market Beef, Breeding Beef, Bucket Calf, Dairy Cattle, Market Swine, Breeding Swine, Market Sheep, Breeding Ewe, Dairy Goat, Market Goat, Breeding Goat, Market Rabbit, & Poultry. (This does not include Pet Rabbits or Horse)
In the Spring of 2022, YQCA changed web platforms. Everyone will need to visit the new site for this new program year.
To register, visit: YQCA , create new logins, register for instructor-led training or complete the training module with your 4-H Age.
In-Person Training Dates:
February 12th - Quinter Club Meeting - 7:30 PM
March 25th - Logan County (Oakley Training) - 6:30 PM - Oakley Courthouse Basement
April 4th - Logan County (Winona Training) - 6:00 PM - Winona Triplains Cafeteria
*Dates may change due to weather, please check emails and Facebook for notices.
4-H Youth Development
4-H is an opportunity for youth ages 7-19 to learn more about their community (Citizenship); be role models and teach others (Leadership); and explore interest areas that will offer ongoing learning (Life Skills).
We also have a Clover Buds Program for youth ages 5-6!!
Visit the Kansas 4-H website to learn more about program offerings, activities and opportunities available to you.
For more information about joining a 4-H club or other opportunities available through 4-H in The Golden Prairie District just give us a call!
Kansas 4-H Mission
With unique strategies and opportunities, Kansas 4-H Youth Development engages youth in reaching their full potential through partnerships with caring adults.
The four H's of 4-H represent:
Head-critical thinking, problem solving
Heart-self-discipline, integrity, communication
Health-choosing healthy lifestyles