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First Kansas Volunteer Inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame



A point where five trails converge at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City, Kansas, was once an area where many young people could get lost, turned around and need direction. A Kansas couple devoted to the 4-H program decided to make a change to help these young people find their way, which led to the creation of the Galle-Pence Trail Plaza.
10/30/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas 4-H Volunteer Honored... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn and the newest Kansas inductee into the National 4-H Hall of Fame:  longtime 4-H volunteer and supporter Marilyn Pence Galle.

10/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Carolyn Harms



Prestwick, Scotland; Jinjiang, China. A U.S. aerospace company opened repair facilities here. A key person in developing this venture is a woman from rural Kansas. Not only is she a leader in the business world, she is a remarkable volunteer in her community and state as well.
10/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Kansas 4-H Master Volunteer Program Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Rod Buchele reports that applications are being taken for the Kansas 4-H Master Volunteer Program, training for which starts early in 2015.

10/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Preview: 2014 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw and 4-Her Jill Seiler of the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council preview the 2014 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum coming up in November.

10/12/2014 7:00:00 PM


Weekend Full of Service



When members recite the 4-H pledge, they vow to use their hands for larger service to better their club, their community, their country and their world.

10/6/2014 8:00:00 AM


This is National 4-H Week... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack and 4-H Youth Leadership Council president Blake Foraker talk about National 4-H Week, which runs from now through Saturday, closing out with the 48 Hours of 4-H community service initiative this weekend.

10/5/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas 4-H: State Fair Review... Play Audio



The assistant director of Extension for 4-H youth development at K-State, Barbara Stone, looks back at 4-H activities at the recent Kansas State Fair, and looks ahead to National 4-H Week in early October.

9/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


International 4-H Exchange: Apply Now... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren talks about the International 4-H Exchange opportunities available to Kansas youth in 2015...applications for which are now being taken.

9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


48 Hours of 4-H... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw and the vice-president of the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council, Anna Setter, remind 4-Hers and adult leaders about the upcoming 48 Hours of 4-H community service activity coming up in October.

9/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


4-H Volunteers Forum Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Rod Buchele previews the 2014 Kansas 4-H Volunteers Forum taking place in November, applications for which are being taken now.

9/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


PLAY IS ESSENTIAL TO EARLY LEARNING Play Audio



Parents should be relieved when they pick up their child from preschool and they say that “playing” was the best part of their day. Play is not a break from learning – it’s the way young children learn. Several studies have shown that children learn more from educational activities that support their own interests and ideas and play is the main way children learn and develop the skills necessary for critical thinking and leadership. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says to forget about sitting preschool-aged kids down at the table and using work sheets, drills and flash cards to learn about letters and numbers, what they really need is the freedom to play.
 

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


2014 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the 2014 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference for youth and adults involved that highly-popular 4-H project.

8/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


National 4-H Ag Innovation Challenge... Play Audio



K-State 4-H events coordinator Sarah Keatley talks about the national 4-H Ag Innovation Challenge, which introduced youngsters to the field of aquaculture.

8/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Your Next 4-H Project... Play Audio



K-State 4-H specialist Diane Mack offers a few guidelines to parents about exploring what 4-H has to offer to their children, as enrollment time is quickly approaching for the next 4-H project year.

8/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


2014 Kansas 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest Play Audio



K-State Extension assistant for youth gardening and plant science Evelyn Neier looks ahead to the 2014 Kansas 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest.

8/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



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12/11/2013 8:00:00 AM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
12/4/2013 8:00:00 AM