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2022 Kansas 4-H/FFA Wheat Expo in St. John, KS

What:  Join us for the 2022 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Thursday, August 4th at the Stafford County Annex Building in St. John.  We are pleased to be working with the KSRE-21 Central District Extension Office. 

The wheat expo will be a fun, educational and hands-on program for all Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, grandparents, and KSRE Extension staff.  You do not have to be enrolled in crops/plant science projects to participate.  4-H members enrolled in Food and Nutrition, Photography and Field Crops are encouraged to participate.

The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat.  Lunch and refreshments are sponsored, and tours will be available.

Tours:  Everyone will participate in the same tour with the group splitting into two equal groups, with each group then flipping to the other tour after about one hour. 

  1. Stafford County Flour Mill, 108 S. Church St., Hudson, KS 67545; 620-458-4121. See where they make the famous Hudson Cream flour and mixes marketed all over the USA; https://www.hudsoncream.com/.
  2. Osborne Fruits &Vegetable, 309 East 4th Ave., St. John, KS 67576, 620-5467-3932; with Mike Osborne and Jill Stimatze. Osborne Fruit & Vegetable is a small town, family-owned business that has a wide range of fruits and vegetables to offer from our beautiful, big garden. "From our field to your table!"
    Spare Farms, 171 SE 20th Ave., St. John, KS 67576, 620-549-3330 is a family-owned business that grows high quality vegetables that are sold at farmers markets in local cities.

Contests:  There will be eight contests open to youth members with cash prizes and ribbons awarded.  Classes include: (1) 1 lb. bin run for crops members; or (2) 1 lb. bin run for “adopt a producer”; (All wheat samples must be postmarked to KSU by July 20 so testing can be completed).  Youth may bring multiple exhibits in Divisions 3-9. A maximum of two placings per individual in each division, 1-8 will be awarded. (3) 1 quart jar sample of cleaned wheat; (4) three standard yeast rolls; (5) three standard sized cookies; (6) three standard muffins; (7) wheat photography contest; (8) wheat educational posters and (9) Cloverbuds, (5-6-year-olds) with participation ribbons. 

**Please complete the registration to receive your confirmation with the mailing address and wheat information to send your wheat samples.

Update:  Crops Judging will be added to the 2022 4-H/FFA Wheat Expo.  Register your teams for the 25 plant, 25 seed ID contest by July 25.  The contest will use State Fair Crops contest rules and will help prepare teams for the State Fair contest.

When:  Thursday, August 4, 2022

Where:  Stafford County Annex Bldg.; 210 E. 3rd, St. John, Ks 67576

Who: All Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, grandparents, and KSRE Extension staff.  You do not have to be enrolled in crops/plant science projects to participate.

Registration: 2022 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo Registration

Registration Fee:  $6.00 to cover the CVent registration fee

Registration Deadline:  July 25, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

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

 Judging Bread ExhibitsJudging Quart Jars of WheatJudging Wheat ExhibitsParticipant Making Bread