4-H

From the Extension Agent – 4-H Updates

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Things are really starting to pick up with 4-H. It seems as though May is the month where projects really start to fire up.

Our final enrollment numbers for 2021 are 11 volunteer/leaders, 49 members, and 17 Cloverbuds. 

The Kiowa County Riding Club and horse project members have lots of events planned all summer long. the horse project leader Yonda Leonard has teamed up with Prowers County and are alternating practices and clinics for the summer. 

4-H and FFA livestock show animal selection workshop set

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Please join us, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Kiowa County Community Building. We will be hosting a Livestock Show Animal Selection Workshop lead by Yuma County Extension Agent Travis Taylor. Taylor was the Junior Livestock Show Judge for the 2020 Kiowa County Fair. 

Taylor will be discussing the ins and outs of selecting livestock for show season. 

The workshop should last about an hour with a question and answer session. Estimated start time is 3:30 pm following the Prairie Queen 4-H Meeting. 

Kiowa County 4-H Clubs’ March Reports

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Prairie Queen Cloverbuds

The Prairie Queen Cloverbuds meet Sunday March 21, 2021 at the Eads Community Building to learn about plants. 

The Cloverbuds were shown many different samples of soil and asked it the plants would grow. There was potting soil, clay, sticks, rocks, cotton and plastic gloves. It was determined that the rocks would not work well because the seeds just stayed on the top. 

From the Extension Agent – 4-H open enrollment deadline nears

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Hello, Kiowa County!

I hope that you all are doing well. I know that we have all been wishing we could just get back to normal. Unfortunately, we do not know when this will happen.

I know that this past year was challenging for you as it has been for everybody. We cannot let the past dim our future. It is my hope that we can move forward to a more successful and involved year.  

Kiowa County 4-H Exhibit Day Results

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As everyone knows many events and activities have looked different in these strange times of dealing with Coivd-19. Kiowa county was fortune enough to have interview judging for exhibit day. I was extremely glad that we could at least do this, as I think it is one of the most important parts of project completion. 

This process helps members to be more confident with judging and answering questions that concern a project that they have made themselves.

Kiowa County 2020 sheep and goat weigh-in

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Hello from the Extension Office. I'm sorry that you have not heard much from me, but I am sure that everyone knows that the COVID-19 coronavirus situation has changed all our lives.

After a no face-to-face order was put in place, it was lightened - a little. Programs that cannot be completed virtually have been allowed. These activities must be approved not only by Kiowa County, but also by all levels of Extension.