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Coffey County

Welcome to Coffey County 4-H!

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults that support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential based on the guidance, respect, skills, knowledge and wisdom adults can share.

4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.

Coffey County 4-H

Head, critical thinking, problem solving;
Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
Hands, serving others; and
Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.

In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!

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 Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet - Click Here


2020 Summer Internship- Apps Due April 1st

Coffey County Extension is seeking a full-time summer intern to work June 1 to the first or second week in August. Duties include helping the office staff prepare for the County Fair, aiding the County Agents with Extension programs, basic office tasks, and working the County Fair. Applications are due April 1st to the Extension Office and are available by clicking here.

Get your Creative Hats On

The Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management Program is hosting an insect-themed art contest for Kansas 4-Her’s and art students. The artwork created by Kansas youth will be used to create an “Old Maid” style card game and distributed to Kansas schools. The program encourages youth to get your creative hats on and create an entry before the April 3, 2020 deadline. Entries must feature an insect as the central focus of the art. More information on the rules and how to submit an entry can be found at: https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/pesticides-ipm/ or you can e-mail fmiller@ksu.edu to have the rules e-mailed to you.

2020 Spring Livestock Weigh-IN Dates & Forms

ALL Market Animals MUST be weighed in and tagged on the designated species weigh-in day in order to show at the Coffey County Spring Show or County Fair. In addition we will be recording ID numbers for BREEDING animals. If your breeding animal already has an ID tag in an ear that is the number that will be used. If not you will be given a number tag that must be in the animal's ear at County Fair time. To clarify, breeding animals do not need to come to weigh-in, but their breed and ID's do have to be recorded with the Extension Office by the end of weigh in.  

Market Tags will cost $4 per animal payable via cash, check or credit card prior to your animal being tagged.  One market weigh-in form PER EXHIBITOR.  Exhibitor weigh-in forms should have information for just that exhibitor and that exhibitors animals.  No family tagging.

BEEF (Market/2nd Year Bucket Calves)- March 28- 8a-10a- Burlington Vet Clinic

Beef Form

SHEEP- April 22- 5p-7p- Coffey County Fairgrounds

Sheep Form

GOATS- April 22- 5p-7p- Coffey County Fairgrounds

Goat Form

1st Year Bucket Calf- April 22- 5p-7p- Coffey County Fairgrounds

SWINE- April 29- 5p-7p- Coffey County Fairgrounds

Swine Form

Contact Information

Darl Henson
Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent & 4-H
Phone: (620) 364-5313

Jill Barnhardt
FCS & 4-H Agent

Lauren Hull
Office Professional/Program Assistant


Make a Payment

4-H event registrations or other 4-H related items (excluding the 4-H program fee) may be paid through the "Donate" button below.  Please note that this is not an actual donation, but a means to make your 4-H related payment process easier. 

 Special 4-H Recognition

Outstanding Club

2018-2019: Smilin' Thru

Outstanding 4-H Club

2017-2018: Tip Top 4-H

Tip Top

2016-2017: Tip Top 4-H

Outstanding 4-H Club

2015-2016: Tip Top 4-H

Herdsmanship Award

2018-2019: Smilin' Thru


2017-2018: Smilin' Thru & Liberty 4-H

Herdsmanship Award

2016-2017: Smilin' Thru 4-H

Herdsmanship Trophy

2015-2016: Liberty 4-H

Friend of 4-H

2018-2019: Mark & Janella Newton

Mark and Janella

2017-2018: Carie Collins

Friend of 4-H

2016-2017: Lauren Hull

2015-2016: Arden & Kathy Payer