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What is Southwind 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults who support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential. Adults can share guidance, knowledge and wisdom, as well as model respect and provide skills training.

4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.

  • Head, critical thinking, problem solving;
  • Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
  • Hands, serving others; and
  • Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.

 4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban as well as rural communities. Kansas 4-H is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 19. The new 4-H year starts in October, so many prefer to join 4-H at the start of the school year. 4-H enrollment, however, is open year round, so youth can join any time.


Southeast Region 4-H Youth Challenge Day

June 11, 2019 - Emporia, KS 


Come to the Youth Challenge day to compete in the Judging contests and Favorite Foods Show.  The Favorite Foods show is for local Extension office winners; and anyone can compete in the judging contests.  The flier with additional information is available here.

Favorite Food Show


Tuesday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. at Moran Community Center

RSVP to Pat: 620-223-3720 or call Jennifer: 620-244-3826 for more information.

Click here for flier.


Southeast Area Judging Contests

Crops, Photography, Family & Consumer Science and Horticulture, PLUS Favorite Foods Show!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds

Complete schedule and information is available here.



Jennifer K. Terrell
Southwind Extension District Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Erie Extension Office
111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733

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