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Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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2018 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo

What: Kansas is famous for its golden wheat fields all across Kansas. Families have been participating with the Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo for 60+ years. Join us at the Community Center in South Hutchinson on August 2nd for an exciting educational wheat fun day dealing in all things wheat. The wheat expo is open to all 4-H members, family members, 4-H leaders and Extension staff.  Full information and details are now available.

There will be nine divisions open to youth members with cash prizes and ribbons awarded. The wheat divisions include: (1) 1 lb. bin run for crops members; or (2) 1 lb. bin run for "adopt-a-producer"; Participants may pick division 1 or division 2, but not both. All wheat samples must be postmarked to KSU by July 20 so testing can be completed. Other divisions open include (3) 1 quart jar sample of cleaned wheat; (4) three standard yeast rolls; (5) three standard sized cookies; (6)  three standard muffins; (7) photography contest of wheat-related photos; (8) wheat educational posters or display boards; and (9) a Cloverbuds division for 5-6-year-olds awarding participation ribbons. 

There will be two tours offered.  Participants may attend one double tour, and will select the tour at the time of registration.  Tour 1 - Dillon's Nature Center, 3002 E. 30th Avenue, Hutchinson, KS; 620-663-7411 and
Kauffman Seeds, Inc., 9218 S. Halstead Street, Hutchinson, KS 67501; 620-465-2245.  Tour 2 – Hedrick Exotic Animal Farm, 7910 N. Roy L. Smith Rd., Nickerson, KS 67561; 888-489-8039 and Kincaid's Seed Research Wheat Plots, Yoder, KS.  Cost is $6 per participant payable at the event. 

When: August 2, 2018

Where:  Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson, KS 67505

Who: Any interested youth and adults

Registration:  Click Here

Registration Fee: $6 per person registration cost to help offset the Wheat Expo costs.  This fee will be collected at the door in South Hutchinson on August 2nd.

Registration Deadline: July 22, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

If you are planning on staying overnight don't delay in making your reservation in South Hutchinson.

 Judging Bread ExhibitsJudging Quart Jars of WheatJudging Wheat ExhibitsParticipant Making Bread