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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
620-244-3826
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
620-223-3720
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-2242
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
620-625-8620
Fax:  620-625-8645

 

Welcome to Southwind 4-H!

We're excited about you and your family becoming a part of our 4-H program.  The information on this page will help you navigate getting started, because in the beginning, learning about 4-H and its benefits can be a bit overwhelming.  Our 4-H Agent Jennifer Terrell, or our 4-H Program Assistant MaKayla Stroud, are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  They can be reached at 620-244-3826.

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The "Learn by Doing" philosophy encourages 4-H members to plan and organize monthly meetings, community service projects, and other club activities. 4-H members can choose from more than 30 projects, each providing the participant a chance to explore a new topic, while developing new skills. Many of the projects have knowledgeable adults willing to assist the youth; however, other projects will be done independently at home with assistance from parents. 4-H members will have several opportunities to talk about and present their projects through club meetings, project shows, or the county fair.

Southwind Extension District 4-H Family Guide

Explore 4-H Projects

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Cloverbuds is an educational program that introduces young children, ages 5 and 6, to 4-H in a fun, non-competitive way. The purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to support their positive development as they explore their world, discover the possibilities, build self-esteem, and practice basic social skills. 

Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Self-understanding skills (Initiating independence and self-direction)
  • Social skills (Getting along with others)
  • Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
  • Learning skills (Learning to learn)
  • Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play)

Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds guide

Tips for Cloverbud Parents