4-H Events and Programs
This page is devoted to many of the opportunities, programs and activities 4-H has to offer. Although we are not limited to the things listed on this page.
Each 4-H Club elects two 4-H representatives and two adults to participate in this group. They meet every other month for a total of six times a year. This group plans 4-H activities and events for the county, as well as forming a budget for County Council.
An annual event to honor 4-H members and leaders. Awards given include membership pins, Key Awards, project pins and leader awards. Everyone involved in 4-H is encouraged to attend. 4-H'ers can receive awards by filling out Record Books.
The Johnson County 4-H Ambassadors work together as a team to promote and develop 4-H in our county. These individuals go through an extensive interview process in order to become an Ambassador.
There are several camps to choose from in Johnson County. Overnight camp takes place every year at Rock Springs Ranch near Junction City, KS. We also offer a variety of day camps.
This is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to showcase their skills in public speaking, music, and performance arts. Learning to preform in front of a crowd is one of the many great things 4-H has to offer.
Project leaders hold meetings that are open to all of Johnson County 4-H.
Partnering with the Master Food Volunteers, 4-H Clubs create food stations based on a theme. A new theme is chosen each year and ranges anywhere from countries of the world to literature. Participants then get to walk around to the different stations and sample food relevant to the theme.
Johnson County Fair
The annual event where 4-H'ers exhibit an end product of their current 4-H projects for evaluation. Judging is done by a variety of evaluation methods. Exhibitors are awarded purple, blue, red, or white ribbons based upon a judge's decision. Purple winners are eligible for State Fair if age requirements are met. Typically the "Fair Edition" of the Clover Clips is published in May. A fair book explaining rules and classes is available late in June.
For youth who are at least 12 years old and enrolled in, and takes part in, the leadership project. We take part in helping the younger members in the club. By doing this, we grow, mature and learn leadership skills. We do not follow a traditional 4-H Club meeting format. We are comprised of four committees. These committees are focused on citizenship and activities to boost leadership skills as well as assisting the Jr. Leaders in the process of organizing and hosting events.
Kansas State Fair
The Kansas State Fair is located in Hutchinson, Kansas. For more details visit the Kansas State Fair website at http://www.kansasstatefair.com/.
This includes any 4-H project that involves animals! The Livestock page is a resource to 4-H'ers with information about upcoming deadlines, shows, events and meetings.
Mr. and Miss 4-H
A long standing tradition for the older youth of Johnson County 4-H to compete for the title of Mr. and Miss 4-H. They help out with different events throughout the year and are the "face of 4-H."