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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
Map & Location

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
316-722-1432 fax
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

News, Events, Activities

Newsletter

The 4-H newsletter is published monthly and emailed to all 4-H families enrolled in 4-H. 4-H Newsletter May 2017, 4-H Livestock May 2017.

4-H Calendar of Events 2017
County Wide Events

During the year, there are various activities held that all 4-H members and their families may participate in. Information is shared through the newsletter and the clubs. These include:

  • 4-H Carnival - a fun family night, usually held in October. Clubs set up game booths. Proceeds are split between the clubs and the 4-H Foundation.
  • 4-H Recognition Banquet - provide recognition for excellence in achievement, usually held in November.
  • 4-H Day - a communication competition day, usually held in February.
  • 4-H Camp - usually held in June for 3rd thru 7th graders, with 1st and 2nd graders doing Rookie Camp at the same time.
  • Sedgwick County Fair - usually held the second week of July in Cheney.
State Wide Events

These state events are open to all 4-H members who meet the age qualification. Events will be promoted thru the newsletter. Information and registration is found at www.kansas4-h.org.

  • Citizenship in Action - a two day event in Topeka, usually in February.
  • Discovery Days - a four day learning event at K-State, usually in late May.
  • Kansas Youth Leadership Forum - a three day leadership conference at Rock Springs, usually held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Adult chaperones are needed for state events (at least 1 adult per 15 youth). Chaperones must attend the entire event and help provide direction and supervision for our delegation. All chaperones must be VIP registered. Registration fees are covered. Contact the 4-H office if you are interested.

National Events

Sedgwick County 4-H offers opportunity for youth to apply for the following national events:

National 4-H Congress - usually held in Atlanta, Georgia, Thanksgiving weekend. Applications are due April 15 and interviews held in late April. 4-H Advisory Council provides one $1000 scholarship to this event.

Citizenship Washington Focus - a two week bus trip to Washington, D.C. with youth from across Kansas. Applications are due November 15, followed by interviews. Sedgwick County 4-H Advisory Council offers two $1000 scholarships to this event.

National 4-H Conference - a working conference in Washington D.C., usually in April. Application are due the end of September. Screening and interviews are held at KYLF in November. Information at www.kansas4-h.org. Sedgwick County Advisory Council offers a $900 scholarship if a member is selected as a Kansas delegate.

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
4-H Youth Development
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita, KS 67205-1759
(316) 660-0115
Fax (316) 722-1432

Jodi Besthorn
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0111
besthorn@ksu.edu

Beth Drescher
4-H Agent
(316) 660-0112
drescher@ksu.edu

Barbara Wingfield
Office Professional
(316) 660-0115
bwingfie@ksu.edu

Janet Donaghue
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0128
jdonaghue@ksu.edu

Cathy Jones
4-H Program Assistant
(316) 660-0113
cpjones@ksu.edu

Kelly Smith
4-H Military Program Assistant
(316) 660-0106
kellysmith@ksu.edu