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 set tentatively for Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the K-State Ag Research Center Auditorium in Hays from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Registration is due August 15, 2014.  NWYLF is open to any Kansas youth 12 and older, 4-H leaders, other community volunteers and Extension staff.  Participants will register by hard copy in 2014.  (See below for details). 

All participants must submit the registration form, pay the $10.00 registration fee (cash or check to KSU) and send a 2014 copy of your Kansas 4-H Participation Form by August 15, 2014,  in order to attend the 2014 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.

2014 NWYLF Information Downloads
Kansas 4-H Participation Form (Word) - Due 8/15/13
Map to K-State Ag Research Center, Hays

2014 NWYLF Registration Details will be posted by June 30, 2014.

Special Trainings & Programs

Northwest Area 4-H Judges’ Trainings Set
On Saturday, October 19, 2013, the Northwest 4-H Advisory Committee in cooperation with K-State Research and Extension will be hosting a training for foods judges and photography judges in Oakley at the Logan County EMS Building, 703 West Third St.  Cost is $7.00 for each workshop that includes lunch and breaks.  Foods participants should bring one baked good for judging in the 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. training.  Photography participants should bring two 8” X 10” photographs to be judged in the 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. training.

Karen Blakeslee, Director of the K-State Research and Extension Rapid Response Center in Manhattan will be teaching the food judges training.  Rod Buchele, K-State Research and Extension 4-H Specialist in the Southwest Area and Pansy Fryman will teach photography. Pansy is a Kansas photography action team volunteer and a fair judge.

A minimum of 10 registrations is required to host the foods training and a minimum of five is needed to host the photography training.  Attendees will be trained in time to have their name added to the 2014 Northwest Area 4-H Judges’ Directory.  To register, call 785-938-4480, at the Golden Prairie Extension District - Gove Office by October 15th.   You may also complete the registration form instead of calling.

Download these Flyers and Registration Form:

NW Area Food Judges' Training Flyer - 2013
NW Area Photography Judges Training Flyer - 2013
NW Area Judges' Training Registration Form - 2013

Last updated:  9-11-13

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
Rod Buchele, 620-275-9164, e-mail - rbuchele@ksu.edu

Great Northwest Escape

The Great Northwest Escape is a one-day retreat for Northwest Area Extension staff and is pending for 2014.  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: 2/4/14