Kiowa County junior livestock beef weigh-in held

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Kiowa County Beef weigh in was held February 18 at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds. A big thank you to the county maintenance crew for cleaning the snow drifts that would have made it impossible to get cattle on the scales. 

There were eight head of beef animals, all steers, weighed in by seven youth participants.

One steer was weighed in under the new Family Animal rule. This rule makes it possible for an animal to be shared by the family and used in the event of a member losing an animal.  

From the Extension Agent - Kiowa County 4-H Off to a Great Start in 2022

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Kiowa County 4-H members are off to a great start for 2022. The State 4-H officer team lead youth from across the state during the Leadership Development Conference held in Denver January 29-31. 

Kiowa county had three delegates present. Alexa Nelson and Katherine Trosper attended for the first time as county senators to represent Kiowa County 4-H on the district and state level. 

From the Extension Agent – 4-H Updates

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Things are really starting to pick up with 4-H. It seems as though May is the month where projects really start to fire up.

Our final enrollment numbers for 2021 are 11 volunteer/leaders, 49 members, and 17 Cloverbuds. 

The Kiowa County Riding Club and horse project members have lots of events planned all summer long. the horse project leader Yonda Leonard has teamed up with Prowers County and are alternating practices and clinics for the summer. 

4-H and FFA livestock show animal selection workshop set

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Please join us, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Kiowa County Community Building. We will be hosting a Livestock Show Animal Selection Workshop lead by Yuma County Extension Agent Travis Taylor. Taylor was the Junior Livestock Show Judge for the 2020 Kiowa County Fair. 

Taylor will be discussing the ins and outs of selecting livestock for show season. 

The workshop should last about an hour with a question and answer session. Estimated start time is 3:30 pm following the Prairie Queen 4-H Meeting. 

Kiowa County 4-H Clubs’ March Reports

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Prairie Queen Cloverbuds

The Prairie Queen Cloverbuds meet Sunday March 21, 2021 at the Eads Community Building to learn about plants. 

The Cloverbuds were shown many different samples of soil and asked it the plants would grow. There was potting soil, clay, sticks, rocks, cotton and plastic gloves. It was determined that the rocks would not work well because the seeds just stayed on the top.