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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)

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LEADING THE PACK - Obedience Practice With Your Pup 

  • When & Where: 

    Ellsworth Series: Oct. 22nd, Nov. 5th, Nov. 19th & Dec. 5th at the J.H. Robbins Library Basement
    Russell Series: Oct. 15th, Oct. 29th, Nov. 12th & Nov. 26th at the Russell Co. 4-H Building
    ALL classes 6:30pm-8:00pm

  • Open to ALL kids, ages 8-18.  They DO NOT need to be enrolled in 4-H or the Dog Project
  • RSVP by October 5th 
    at https://goo.gl/forms/OMzOwyW8sccMa5ma2 or call 785-483-3157 / 785-472-4442 

Different obedience commands will be presented at each class. Also featuring "Dogs with Jobs" guest speakers at each class.

Attendees should bring: Your dog, 6 foot leash, a collar made of leather, chain or fabric (no prong collars/harnesses/e-collars), a crate if your dog is used to it & a water bowl - SHOTS RECORDS REQUIRED AT 1st CLASS!!!


(Any dog who is an issue man be removed and not allowed back at instructor's descretion)

Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl - "4-H Dogs Under Construction"

  • What: The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference & Quiz Bowl
  • Educational Classes:  Classes will be posted by August 25th as they are confirmed. 

The conference will have a special scavenger hunt, "4-H Dog Olympics" contest, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, prepared and inpromtou presentations, plus s'mores and much more.

The mini dog quiz bowl for 7-9-year olds will be continued.  Youth will learn how quiz bowls work in a fun, non-threatening environment with lots of hands-on activities to teach new dog skills.  Youth participating in the mini quiz bowl may not compete in the general dog quiz bowl on a team or as an individual.

All youth must be chaperoned by parent or 4-H leader. County groups will be housed in the same cottage and all dogs must be on leash or kenneled in your room. Owners must pick up and bag after dogs.  

  • When: October 20-21, 2018
  • Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center, near Junction City, KS
  • Who: 4-H members 7-18 years of age.  Only one dog is allowed per youth participant that must be noted on the registration form.  Dogs are optional and may be included in the conference to aid in their socialization skills.  However, youth do not have to bring a dog to participate.  Parents, volunteer leaders and KSRE staff are also invited.
  • Registration: Online after August 25th 
  • Registration Fee:  Cost is $120.00 for full-time participants, $70.00 for Saturday only and $50.00 for Sunday only. T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line for an additional cost of $11.00 and $27.00 respectively.
  • Registration Deadline:  October 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m.  There is a $25 cancellation fee once participants have registered on CVent through October 8, 2018.  No refunds will be given beginning on October 9, 2018.
  • Additional Information & Registration Available at http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/dog/index.html

Run for Fun 4-H Agility Camp


  • When:  November 10-11, 2018
  • Where:  Susan & Mike Williams' Training Facility, 7277 North Hillside, Park City, KS 67147
  • Registration:   Agility Camp Flyer 
                            Agility Camp Registration Form
                            Kansas 4-H Participation Form
  • Registration Fee:  $60.00 per 4-H team.  Limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Registration Deadline:  Registration must be received by November 1, 2018.  A completed Kansas 4-H Participation form must be submitted with the registration form.  Click on the above link for a copy of the participation form.





Fiber Arts 







2018 Meade Co. 4-H Horse Club Horse Show

Douglas County 4-H Horse Project Club 4-H Hippology and Quiz Bowl Contest

  • When: November 3, 2018
  • Where: Dreher Building – Douglas County Fairgrounds - 2120 Harper Street, Lawrence (Next to the Main Extension Office Building)
  • Fee: Competing Youth  $12.50
            Adult $7.50
            Non-Competing Youth 7.50 
  • Pre-Registration Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Flyer & Registration Form



Judging Clinics, Contests & Camps

Judges Training



2019 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
  • When: August 24-25, 2019
  • Additional details available in June 2019 

Livestock Shows

Master Gardeners

Biochar: Know It, Make It, Use It / Norton KS
  • When: October 24, 2018  9:00am-1:30pm
  • Where: Bullseye Event Center, Norton KS 
  • Registration: Call Twin Creeks Extension Office 785-877-5755
  • Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • Free Workshop - Lunch Provided 
  • Flyer
Biochar: Know It, Make It, Use It / Pratt KS 
  • When: October 25, 2018 8:00am-3:00pm 
  • Where: Pratt Community College, Pratt KS
  • Registration: Call Pratt County Extension Office 620-672-6121 or click here for online registration
  • Registration Deadline: October 22, 2018
  • Free Workshop - Lunch Provided 
  • Flyer


Getting Started with UAS in Western Kansas

  • When: November 15, 2018
  • Where: Robbins Center, One Tiger Place 
                Fort Hays State University, Hays KS 
  • Cost: $20 per seat, lunch provided
  • Online Registration or call 785-628-8201
  • Flyer



Prescribed Burn Workshops




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

4-H Robotics SpaceTech Experience

The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Kansas Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson are again teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming for Kansas 4-H Youth Development. This fourth program will feature “Robotics.” The experience will begin Friday, November 16, at 4 p.m., and will end on Saturday, November 17, 4 p.m. Cost will be $115 for youth between 9-18-years old and $115 for all adult participants. All youth must have a designated chaperone to attend. Parents, grandparents, other relatives, and guardians may chaperone their own children/relatives. They may not chaperone other non-family members. Registered KSRE 4-H Leaders or KSRE staff may also chaperone 4-H members. Adult chaperones will be responsible for their children overnight.

Registration includes three meals, two breaks, and an overnight stay. Participants will learn how to program robots and use sensors. There will be a final team robot competition. Other engineering activities include making a catapult and launching pencil erasers, plus much more.  There will be a tour of the Cosmosphere, a planetarium show, and a digital dome program.

This Cosmosphere collaboration is designed to be an adult-child experience, where 4-H members and adults can interact and learn from these fun and educational experiences. The program will include overnight indoor camping at the Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson, KS, (bring your own sleeping bag, air mattress, pillow, towel and toiletry items). The experience is open to 4-H members, parents, grandparents, volunteer 4-H leaders, and KSRE staff.

The CVent registration system will be used, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html after October 1, 2018. Registration will close November 4, 2018, 11:59 p.m. There will be a minimum number required or the Robotics SpaceTech Experience will be cancelled. The program is limited to the first 60 who register on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, dwaldren@ksu.edu, or call 785-462-6281.


Swine Day 2018
  • When: November 15, 2018 
  • Where: K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan KS 
  • Fee: $25 / Onsite Registration $50 - No Charge for Students if registered ahead of time
  • Registration Deadline: November 7, 2018
  • Registration/Brochure/Additional Information


Women In Ag