4-H Events

As events are upcoming in the Northwest Area or western Kansas, they will be posted below with complete details.  There are several, so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page. 


Northwest Youth & Leaders' Forum (NWYLF)

The Northwest Youth and Leaders' Forum (NWYLF) and Day Camp Training is tentatively set in June 2015, at the K-State Ag Research Center Auditorium in Hays.  NWYLF is open to any Kansas youth 12 and older, 4-H leaders, other community volunteers and Extension staff. 

All participants must submit the registration form, pay the $10.00 registration fee (cash or check to KSU) and send a 2015 copy of your Kansas 4-H Participation Form in order to attend the 2015 NWYLF.  We suggest that you have your local Extension office FAX the registration form and participation form by the deadline.  The $10.00 fee may then be snail mailed to:  Deryl Waldren, NW Area Extension Office, P. O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701.   For additional information contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail him at dwaldren@ksu.edu

2015 NWYLF Information Downloads
Kansas 4-H Participation Form (Word) - Due 6/15/15
Map to K-State Ag Research Center, Hays

2015 NWYLF Registration Details - Files will be posted by April 15, 2015.

Special Trainings & Programs
Northwest Area 4-H Judges’ Trainings:

2015 4-H and Open Horse Judges’ Certification Clinic Registration Open
As a current horse judge you may be in need of recertifying, or perhaps you’d like to get certified so you can judge 4-H and open class horse shows.  Join us on Friday, April 17th for a 4-H and open horse judges’ certification clinic co-sponsored by the Colby Community College Equestrian program, K-State Research and Extension and Northwest Area 4-H.  The training runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Colby Community College Farm, 2002 County Road 23, Colby, KS  67701. 
Dr. Teresa Douthit, Associate Professor in Animal Nutrition, Department of Animal Sciences, KSU, will be the lead trainer.  The training will include two halter classes and four performance classes.  
Cost of the certification is $30 that includes lunch, snack and training materials.  There will no refunds except in the event that the training is cancelled due to low numbers.  All participants must remain for the entire training in order to be certified.  Registrations are on-line due by April 1st by visiting: http://www.colbycc.edu/athletics/teams/equestrian/horse-judge-certification/.   Participants must be at least 19-years-old to attend the certification.
Checks should be made payable to “CCC Equestrian” and mailed by the deadline to:  Shanda Mattix, CCC, 1255 South Range Avenue, Colby, KS 67701.  For more information, contact:  Shanda Mattix, shanda.mattix@colbycc.edu; 785-460-5464 or Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu; 785-462-6281.


2015 Horse Judges Certification Clinic Flyer (PDF)
2015 Horse Judges Certification Clinic Flyer (Word)

Vibrant Video Training Information

4-H Vibrant Video Training (Basic)
In 2012, 2011 and 2012 vibrant video trainings were held to allow participants the time and technical support to strengthen the video and editing skills.  As future trainings are organized they will be posted here. The intent is to give KSRE staff and volunteers the skills to create effective video clips for the Kansas 4-H Program.  Information will be posted as it becomes available about future trainings for K-State Research and Extension.

The training objectives are:
-Participants will learn about the tools and resources for making their own video productions, including: script writing, story boarding, video production, video post-production, uploading   the video, and troubleshooting.

-Participants will learn the principles of good video production, including: video composition with a diversity of subjects, good video composition, narration, varied screen shots,   eliminating distracting elements, avoiding tokenism, good quality sound levels, appropriate   music in selection and sound levels, and positive representation of 4-H.

-Participants will learn how to begin editing and critiquing their own videos for content, quality and effectiveness.

For more information, contact:
Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281, e-mail - dwaldren@ksu.edu

Great Northwest Escape

The Great Northwest Escape is a one-day retreat for Northwest Area Extension staff and is pending for 2015.  The event has previously been held at the Cedar Bluff Reservior, south of WaKeeney, KS.  The committee of Northwest Area staff will be finaling details in the near future.  Details will be posted as they become available.

Last updated: 2/5/15