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4-H Youth Development

Kansas State 4-H Office
201 Umberger Hall
1612 Claflin Road
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5981 fax

Photography Leadership

The mission of the Kansas 4-H Photography Action Team is to create and expand opportunities for youth and adults interested in photography, provide volunteer leadership for Extension units , regional and state level events and work in cooperation with 4-H Specialists to define and refine photography curriculum and competition under the 4-H brand. To apply to become a member of the Photo Action Team, please fill out the action team application, and send it to the Kansas State 4-H Office. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.

Photography Action Team Members & Committees:

  • Chairman: Christy Befort
  • Recorders: Karolyn Kellogg-Howey
  • Shutterbugs in the Garden, (Botanica, Wichita): Eric Otte
  • Shutterbugs in the Garden City Zoo: Pansy Fryman
  • Shutterbugs in Hays: Christy Befort
  • State Fair Photo Judging Contest Chair: Eric Otte
  • State Fair Photo Judging Contest Chair Elect: Hannah Fox



  • Bob Harlan - Riley County
  • Kathleen Ramanda – Shawnee County
  • Ginger Kopfer – Geary County


  • Eric Otte - Sedgwick County
  • Pam Paulsen – Reno County
  • Karolyn Kellogg-Howey – Reno County
  • Susan Stich - Southwind District
  • Ben Stich - McPherson County
  • Hannah Fox – Coffey County


  • Christy Befort – Ellis County
  • Heather Befort – Ellis County
  • Carol Griffith - Twin Creeks District
  • Allison Grice - Sunflower District
  • Tammy Grice - Sunflower District


  • Lynn Buchele – Finney County
  • Pansy Fryman – Finney County
  • Joshua Irsik – Finney County
  • Judy Irsik – Finney County
  • Gracie Jessup - Phillips-Rooks District