UPDATE - K-State Research and Extension has extended its ban on all face-to-face extension programs, meetings and events through July 4, 2020.
For the health and well-being of our 4-H families, volunteers, and professionals, all in-person 4-H events, contests and activities at the state, regional, district, county and local levels are to be postponed, canceled or converted to non-face-to-face experiences. This applies to scheduled events, contests and activities that are led by local 4-H volunteers as well.
Full Announcement for 4-H In-Person Activities through July 4th, 2020
Current operations status
In accordance with K-State and Kansas State Research and Extension current COVID-19 protocol, the State 4-H office staff are working full time remotely in an effort to practice isolation and social distancing. Please contact the appropriate staff member that may best assist your needs:
|Staff Member||Email Address||Brief Overview of Responsibilities|
|Wade Weberfirstname.lastname@example.org||Department Head, State Program Leader|
|Dona Ratliffemail@example.com||EIN, Events, Financials, Office Management, Scholarships|
|Aliah Mestrovich Seayfirstname.lastname@example.org||Culturally Sensitive Issues, IDI, Reasonable Accommodations, Communication|
|Anissa Jepsenemail@example.com||Livestock, Military Youth, STEM, Science of Ag, KAP's, Shooting Sports|
|Natalia Suarezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Program Fees, Volunteer Screening, Waivers|
|Sarah Sullivanemail@example.com||CVent, Finance, Program fees, Web|
|Shane Potterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Volunteer Development|
|Shannon Roggeemail@example.com||Horse, Horticulture, Shooting Sports, Wildlife|
|Terry Robertsfirstname.lastname@example.org||4HOnline, Charters, EIN, ES-237|
|Amy Sollockemail@example.com||SW and NW Regions, Camp, Marketing, Ambassadors, Communication, Clothing, Entomology|
|Beth Hinshawfirstname.lastname@example.org||SE and NW Regions, Campference, Citizenship, Leadership, Rabbits|
|Diane Mackemail@example.com||NE and NW Regions, Foods and Nutrition, Found. of Youth Dev, Grants|
4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. and over 88,000 youth in Kansas with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. Based on their interests and guided by adult volunteers, youth develop their own pathway in 4‑H. They select from a broad menu of local 4‑H programs and projects. There are hands-on, learn by doing, opportunities for everyone.
Kansas 4-H is a vibrant youth development program for K-State Research and Extension. In 4-H, we are committed to providing positive dynamic learning experiences for as many young people as possible.
Ready to get started? Find a 4-H Club near you or Contact Kansas 4-H for more information.