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Southwind District

Erie Office

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

Fort Scott Office

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

Iola Office

1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645
Effective June 1, 2023
all offices will be open
8 am to 4:30 pm and 
closed from 12 to 12:30 pm for lunch.



2023 County Fair Dates

Allen County - July 27 thru July 30

Bourbon County - July 15 thru July 21. 

Neosho County - July 20 thru July 24. 

Woodson County - July 15 thru July 19.

Project Scorecards

Want to learn about what the judge will look for while conference judging your exhibit at the county fair. Look no further than the 4-H Exhibit Area Downloads at this link: https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/fairs/kansas-state-fair/index.html. You will also find the Kansas State Fair Book at the top of the page. Those in the STEM projects will want to utilize the Kansas State Fair Book and the scorecards to make sure projects are meeting requirements.

Kansas State Fair - September 9 - 18

If you have an exhibit going to the State Fair, you will need to have your entry at your local Extension office NO LATER than 4:30pm on Tuesday, September 6th.  If you are planning on taking your exhibit to Hutchinson yourself, you'll need to pick up your entry card to attach to your entry.

Please visit this link to make sure you have all of the scoresheets/forms and information you will need to attach to your exhibit: https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/fairs/kansas-state-fair/index.html The fair book will have a description, but below that are each project area and the requirements to prepare it for the KSF. Please read it carefully! 

Good luck to ALL Southwind youth at the fair!



    Kansas Department of Agriculture has changed the requirements on having poultry tested for County Fairs. For birds exhibited at the county fair in the Southwind Extension District that originate from Kansas do not need to be tested before the fair until 2027. Birds will then be tested every 5 years. Now, if your bird comes from out of state you will be required to test within 90 days of the fair.