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Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)

upcpming events



Kansas Turfgrass Field Day
  • When: August 2, 2018
  • Where: Rocky ford Turf Research Center
                 1700 Barnes Rd, Manhattan KS 
  • Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch)
  • Registration Deadline: July 26, 2018
  • Flyer
  • Online Registration
Kansas State Fair 2018 Summer Ag Adventure Challenge
The Kansas State Fair wants to encourage students to learn more about Kansas agriculture. Farmers feed and clothe the world. Farmers today are raising more food with fewer resources. It is estimated that by 2050, we’ll need to feed two billion more people. Understanding how and where your food comes from is important. The Fair wants to help students connect with the people who grow their food.
There are 12 agriculture adventure stops; you choose 6 of these stops to visit between May 1 and August 15, 2018. You can mail, email or bring your completed adventure sheet to the Kansas State Fair. All adventure sheets turned in by August 15 will receive a KSF Agriculture Fun Pack. Your name will also be put into a drawing for a free Kids Club ticket package to attend the 2018 Kansas State Fair.



Bucket Calf


Kansas Range Youth Camp
  • When: June 10-22, 2018
  • Where: Camp Mennoscah, Murdock KS 
  • Who: Upcoming High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
  • Cost: $250 per participant (financial assistance possible) 
  • Registration: Contact James Ungerer 785-223-3705 or james.ungerer@ks.usda.gov
  • Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Flyer

4-H Campference is an event for 12-14 (before Jan 1, 2018) year old youth, who are ready to take 4-H to the next level.  The Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council combines the best aspects of a camp and a conference into an event for middle school youth who still want the ‘fun’ of 4-H camp, but who also want to challenge themselves to develop critical skills so that they can set themselves up for success in the future.  Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Members will serve as counselors for this event

  • When: June 26-29, 2018
  • Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center
  • Fee: $280
  • Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018
    ***Register Early as Campference has filled up in the past before the deadline***
  • Additional Information
  • Online Registration
2018 Northwest High Adventure Trip - Backpacking & White Water Rafting


Clothing & Textiles


4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

Dairy Goats


35th Annual Central Kansas District 4-H Invitational Dog Show
  • When: June 30, 2018 
  • Where: Saline County Expo Center
                 900 Greeley, Salina KS 
  • Fees: $8 per dog per class - Pre-Registered
             $10 per dog per class - Walk-In 
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: June 20, 2018
  • Flyer & Registration Form


2018 Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular
  • When: June 22-23, 2018
  • Where: Sedgwick County Zoo
                Wichita, KS 
  • Who: The workshop is open to all youth and adult volunteers interested in 4-H entomology! One parent from each family must register and attend with children.
  • Fee: $65 
  • Additional Information & Flyer
  • Online Registration




Fiber Arts 






4-H FCS Judging Health Project

School is almost out for youth in your local communities.  What does health look like where you live?

Entries for the 4-H FCS Judging Contest were due on May 15, 2018.  Due to the low number of entries received, the committee has decided to reopen the opportunity for youth teams to submit.  Here is the quick scoop:

  • Youth in two age categories (9-13) and (14-18) can team up (2-4 youth per team) to focus on a local health aspect.
  • The team will identify a health aspect to address, collect information about the aspect and create a video about the aspect.
  • Video links are due to Andrea Feldkamp afeld@ksu.edu by July 10.
  • Video entries will be reviewed, and qualifying entries will be invited to participate in the September 15th contest at the Kansas State Fair.
  • Team winners of the September 15th contest are eligible to receive $250 towards the team’s plan for their health project.
  • Visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/contests/fcs-judging/index.html for rubric links and full contest details.


2018 Rawlins county 4-H & Open Horse Show
  • When: June 30, 2018
  • Where: Rawlins County Fairgrounds 
                 Atwood, KS 
  • Entry Fee: $4 per class if pre-registered
                     $5 per class day of show
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: June 27, 2018
  • Flyer & Entry Form
NC 4-H District Horse Show



Judging Clinics, Contests & Camps

Judges Training


4-H Summer Leadership Academy
  • Who: Youth, ages 12 and older
             Adults, volunteers and parents
  • When: June 23, 2018
  • Where: K‐State Polytechnic
               2310 Centennial Rd, Salina KS 
  • Cost: $15 Registration fee covers all sessions, lunch, resources, and a t‐shirt!
  • Registration: ONLINE by June 13 (11:59 p.m.)!
  • Flyer


K-State Ranching Summit Registration
  • When: August 15, 2018
  • Where: KSU Alumni Center Ballroom
                Manhattan, KS 
  • Cost: $40 individual by 8/8
             $70 two attendees from same operation by 8/8
             $20 student by 8/8
             $70 per person at door - no discounts
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: August 8, 2018
  • Online Registration
  • Brochure
  • Additional Information

Livestock Shows



Shutterbug Events

There are several Shutterbug Events scheduled in 2018 around Kansas. 

  • April 14  Auburn, KS
    Auburn Event Flyer 
  • April 28  Wichita, KS 
  • May 5  Garden City, KS 
  • October 13  Hay, KS 

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Prescribed Burn Workshops


Midway District 4-H Rabbit Clinics

Kara Hays, Ash Creek 4-H Club, is coordinating a series of Rabbit Clinics for those in the Rabbit Project.  All Clinics will be held at the Ellsworth Fire Station at 4:00p.m.

  • January 7:  Basic Care and Records
  • February 11:  Breeds and Colors
  • March 11:  Showmanship Demo—Bring Your Rabbit
  • April 8:  Work on Showmanship—Bring Your Rabbit
  • June 3:  Work on Showmanship—Bring Your Rabbit
  • June 16: Work on Showmanship—Bring Your Rabbit
  • July 8:  Review and Games—Bring Your Rabbit




Kansas Sheep Shearing School
  • When: October 19-21, 2018
  • Where: KSU Sheep & Meat Goat Center
                 Manhattan, KS 
  • Fee: $200 per person 
  • Registration Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Flyer & Registration Form
Kansas Certified Wool Classing School
  • When: October 19-21, 2018
  • Where: KSU Sheep & Meat Goat Center
                 Manhattan, KS 
  • Fee: $150 per person 
  • Registration Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Flyer & Registration Form

Shooting Sports

Space Tech


Dr. Bob Hines 33rd Annual Kansas Swine Classic
  • When: July 6-7, 2018
  • Where: Riley County Fairgrounds, Cico Park
                 Mahattan, KS
  • Fees: $15 per head / $10 per pen 
  • Registration Deadline: June 25, 2018 
  • Brochure


Women In Ag