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 will be Wednesday, June 17, 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 $15.00 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/scan the registration form and participation form by the deadline.  The $15.00 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:

News Release (Word)
News Release (PDF)

Schedule (Word)
Schedule (PDF)

Registration Form (Word)
Registration Form (PDF)

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

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

No current trainings are scheduled for 2015, at present.  As they are organized, they will be posted to this site. 

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 will be Friday August 28, at the Webster State Park in the Town Center Shelter, beginning at 10:30 a.m.  The committee of Northwest Area staff will be finalizing details in the near future.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

Last updated: 5/15/15