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2020 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo in Wichita Cancelled

Due to changing conditions in Kansas with the COVID-19 pandemic during summer 2020, it is with regret that the 2020 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is cancelled. There will be no public event in Wichita on Thursday, August 6th. Recently Sedgwick County implemented a county-wide cap of 45 persons at any public event. While we are disappointed, Kansas 4-H Youth Development will continue to follow all county government resolutions regarding COVID-19, and to protect Kansas 4-H families.

However, one part of the Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo will continue. Those 4-H members who entered their wheat samples in Division I or Division II (adopt-a-producer) by July 27th (deadline extended) will have their wheat tested at K-State. Results will be e-mailed later in the summer.

Alternative Kansas 4-H Wheat Program educational opportunities will soon be posted on the Kansas 4-H web site for 4-H members and families to learn more about Kansas wheat. They will be posted on this page at a later time. For additional questions or to get involved with the wheat expo planning committee, contact Deryl Waldren at 303-349-7403 or e-mail him at: dwaldren@ksu.edu.

The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo will return in 2021.

What: Join us the 2021 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo.  We are excited to bring the wheat expo back for a fun, educational and hands-on program in person for all Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, grandparents, volunteer 4-H leaders and KSRE staff.

Kansas is famous for its golden wheat fields all across Kansas. Families have been participating with the Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo for 65+ years. Join us for an exciting educational wheat fun day dealing in all things wheat. Full information and details will be available by May 2021.

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. 

When: 2021 date to be determined at a later time


Who: Any interested youth and adults


Registration Fee:

Registration Deadline:

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

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