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Marais des Cygnes District

MdC District Paola Office

Miami County
913 N Pearl, Suite 1
Paola, KS 66071
913-294-4306
913-294-4301 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Kathy Goul, FCS Agent-
kgoul@ksu.edu
Karla Hightower, 4-H Agent -
khightow@ksu.edu
Katelyn Barthol, ANR Agent -
kbarth25@ksu.edu

linn office

Linn County
115 S. 6th St.
P.O. Box 160
Mound City, KS 66056
913-795-2829
913-795-2656 fax
Office Hours:
8-4:30pm M-F

Franny Eastwood, FCS Agent -
fmeastwo@ksu.edu
Abbie Powell, 4-H, ANR &
District Director- abbie2@ksu.edu

Send to all agents:
maraisdescygnes
@listserv.ksu.edu

Project Information

Livestock Special Notice

Marais des Cygnes District YQCA 2022 information
Class Info for May & June

YQCA Website

Communications:

Kansas 4-H Presentation Overview

4-H Presentation Brain Storming Activity

Effective Presentation Tips

4-H Public Speaking

4-H Public Speaking Record

Preparing and Using Visual Aides

4-H Demonstrations

4-H Illustrated Talks

Demonstration and Illustrated Talk Outline Plan

Dog:

4-H Dog Care & Training Education Resources List

Dog Training Calendar 2022 Updated - Miami County

Dog Training Schedule 2022 Updated - Linn County

Kansas 4-H Dog Show Immunization Record -
Please use form Revised October 2017 and discard older ones

Foods:

Food Preservation 101  for '21 with Karen Blakeslee
(you will need to copy and paste the zoom link for it to work)

Foods Judging

Food Preservation Judging Tips

Food Preservation Tips for Exhibiting

Food Safety Recommendations for Food Preservation Exhibits Revised

It's More than Keeping your Fingers out of the Cookie Dough

Judges Guide for Food and Nutrition Exhibits Revised

Just Because it Seals Doesn't Mean its Safe

What is your Elevation?

When are Baked Goods Done?

Health and Wellness:

Bicycle
10 Smart Rules to Bike Safety

Horse:

**Example of a completed Horse ID Paper

Horse ID Papers revised January 2020 - Must be turned in by May 1 in order to be able to show at Miami, Linn and State Fair. Youth must pass Level Testing as per age and have current Health and Coggins test for horse.

Do not use forms with revision date that is older that 2020.  Please see **example above so you will know how to fill them out correctly. 

Miami County Youth 9 & older must pass the Level 1 testing (written & riding) by July 1, to show at the Miami County Fair.  (If youth are showing at the District Horse Show, testing must be completed before the Distrist Show)

2 Year Old Snaffle Bit Nomination

3 Year Old Snaffle Bit Nomination

Horse Level Testing Information
Level Testing 2022

~K-State Horse Information~

Livestock:

Kansas 4-H Animal Science 2022 Webinar Series Videos

2022 Miami County Fair Livestock Declaration Form

2022 State Nomination Information

2022 State Livestock Nomination Rookie Guide

2022 Letter to KS Youth Livestock Families on Nominations

Market Goat:

Market Goat Showmanship from Start to Finish - MF3064

Poultry:

Checklist for Cleaning & Disinfecting Poultry Enclosures

Avian Influenza

HPAI: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Pollorum-Typhoid Testing  2022
Miami County Fair Poultry Pullorum testing is on July 12 from 4-6pm at the Fairgrounds in Paola.  This is open to 4-H and Open Class Poultry Exhibitors.
Kansas continues to be a Pollorum-Typhoid (P-T) clean slate. This means that all poultry (except waterfowl) involved in exhibitions, such as the county fair, are required to either originate from a hatchery or breeding flock that is classified as a U.S. P-T Clean through the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP). Or test negative on the P-T test within 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition.

Poultry testing Brochure

Backyard Biosecurity Practices to Keep your Birds Healthy

Becoming a Certified Tester

Rabbit:

2021-22 Rabbit Club Schedule - Miami County

Shooting Sports:

2021-22 Training Schedule - District-wide


Swine:

2021 Kansas Junior Swine Week Videos