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2024 Kansas 4-H/FFA Wheat Expo in Manhattan, KS

What:  Join us for the 2024 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Monday, August 12th at Pottorf Hall in Manhattan, 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.


The Kansas Wheat Innovation Center is a facility at Kansas State University where scientists create new varieties of wheat that will have greater yields and/or quality. It has research laboratories where different traits and selected to create new wheat varieties and greenhouses where new varieties are grown and tested for yield and quality.
The Hal Ross Flour Mill is a facility at Kansas State University where wheat is brought in and made into flour. The mill is used to teach students and wheat industry workers about the process of making flour from wheat, and is used to perform research on ways to improve the flour milling process.


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. 

Registration:  OPENS JUNE 1

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