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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

April 15, 2016

2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open

Submitted by Deryl Waldren

As wheat harvest approaches it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2016 and goes through September 2017.  The enrollment form and program details are currently available.  Visit:  http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/wheat/wheat-variety-plots/index.html.  

Members are asked to contact their local Extension Office by July 10 for information with enrollments due to the Northwest Area Extension Office by July 25, 2016.  Cost for 2016-17 will again be $30.00 to receive the five varieties of wheat.  This fee is now needed to contribute to the cost of the wheat varieties.  It is very important that we know the number of participants early, so we can have enough seed and metal signs available for Extension agents and leaders to pick up at the Kansas State Fair.  New participants will receive a free large plot sign, and five free individual variety signs.  These will be distributed on Friday, September 9th at the 2016 Kansas State Fair. 

Don’t forget to pull your wheat samples for the Kansas State 4-H Wheat Expo on August 3rd in Wichita and also for wheat samples at your county fair, that may be eligible for the Kansas State Fair 4-H Crops Division.

Resource information for the wheat variety project includes:  (1) Wheat Variety Plot Brochure, 4-H 565 Revised 2010,) (2) Wheat Variety Plot--Youth Participant Handbook, 4-H 566, Revised 2010, and (3) 4-H Wheat Variety Plot Record, P1099, Revised 2010.  To download these files, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/wheat/wheat-variety-plots/index.html.  This year's participants who are getting ready to harvest their plots should be planning their county fair display for possible qualifying for the Kansas State Fair entry in the Showcase Building.  For more information, contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail dwaldren@ksu.edu.