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2024 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest  

The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2024, in Manhattan, Kansas (tentative planned dates).  Our contest is hosted for the day by the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources. 

Intermediates must be 9 thru 13 before January 1 of the current year. Seniors must be 14 thru 18 before January 1 of the current year.

The objective of 4-H Horticulture Judging is for members grow in their ability to think, to reason, and to make logical and scientific judgments, through plant identification, knowledge testing and judging classes. 

Schedule for the Day

9:30 a.m.  Registration - Lobby of Throckmorton (come in SE doors of building)

10:00 a.m. - Orientation – Throckmorton 1018

Contest instructions and locations at the conclusion the contest begins

Break for lunch, campus tours on your own, or K-State souvenir shopping.

2:00 p.m.  Awards - Throckmorton 1018

Cost per person will be $18.

Registration information will be shared with local offices in late June 2024.