Agent Associations
Professional Development
2014 Spring Professional Development Conference
The 2014 4-H Spring Development Conference - “Personal & Professional Leadership” is being co-sponsored by the Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the K-State Research and Extension Youth Development Program Focus Team, April 14-16, 2014.  This exciting three-day, two night program is open to any KSRE staff person.  Participants may attend the entire conference, or may attend part-time. The conference will be at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
Ron Alexander will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 15, and will present "Exercising Leadership for Growth."  Ron is President of R.E. Alexander and Associates, LLC. Additionally, he serves on the faculty of the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, KS.  For more than 30 years, Ron has directed and facilitated a range of leadership and community development projects and initiatives, including several efforts with K-State Research and Extension and Kansas 4-H Youth Development.  He is a proud alumnus of K-State.  Ron is passionate about his faith, his family and bicycling.
Molly Thornburgh of the Greater Kansas City YMCA will present “Exploring Science Inquiry” on Wednesday, April 16.  Her hands-on interactive session showcases science inquiry.  Science inquiry is vastly different from the experiential learning model that 4-H uses.  Participants will be guided through an educational activity for a new learning experience.  Throughout her presentation, Molly will weave in facilitation tips.
2014 Spring Conference Registration - To register, visit or paste into your browser:
Please submit your payment to: Beth Hinshaw, 2000 N Poplar, Hutchinson, KS, 67502.  Checks are to be made payable to the KAE4-HA and are due postmarked by April 1, 2014 or earlier. 
Questions about registering, contact Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281, or e-mail



Future NAE4-HA Conferences:

NAE4-HA 2015
Portland, OR

Pictures from NAE4-HA 2012 in Orlando:

State's Night Out- Capone's Dinner Theater

Kansas Delegation at the 2012 NAE4-HA Awards Banquet
Awards Banquet

KAE4-HA>4-H Clover