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What is Southwind 4-H?

Area Leadership Training

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.


What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across Kansas engaged in learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Caring adults who support our programs are essential for youth to achieve their potential. Adults can share guidance, knowledge and wisdom, as well as model respect and provide skills training.

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

  • H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
  • H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
  • H ands, serving others; and
  • H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.

4-H had its beginnings in rural America, but it now serves youth in urban and suburban as well as rural communities. Kansas 4-H is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 19. The new 4-H year starts in October, so many prefer to join 4-H at the start of the school year. 4-H enrollment, however, is open year round, so youth can join any time.





Agent Staff
Jennifer K. Murphy
Jennifer K. Murphy
Southwind Extension District Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Erie Extension Office
100 S. Main - Courthouse Erie, KS 66733

District 4-H Events
4-H Programs
Livestock Resources

4-H Beef Record Book

Old Fort Classic Swine, Beef, Sheep & Goat Show
Bourbon County Fairgrounds, Fort Scott, KS
Saturday, June 6, 2015 flyer
4-H Youth Rabbit Show
Riverside Park, Iola, Kansas
Saturday, June 6th flyer