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2023 Kansas 4-H/FFA Wheat Expo in Pratt, KS

What:  Join us for the 2023 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Tuesday, August 8th at Pratt Area 4-H Center in Pratt, KS.

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:  Participants will choose one of the following:  

  • Option A:  Next GINeration Cotton Gin and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
  • Option B:  Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Pratt Energy, LLC ethanol plant.

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 online registration to receive your confirmation sheet with the mailing address and wheat information to send your wheat samples by July 15.


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