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Welcome to Graham County

 
Your local K-State Research and Extension Office is a remarkable resource for finding the information that you need.We offer information on lawn and gardening, 4-H and youth, crops and livestock, community development, health and nutrition, home and family, and so much more! We are so much more than just a website. Visit our office to talk face-to-face with your local agents.
 
Upcoming Events
Hazardous Occupation Training
H.O.T. training is Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Graham County 4H Building beginning at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Pre-register by Monday, April 28, 2014.  $15 for manuals, lunch and refreshments provided.  For youth ages 13-15 who will be working on a farm.  To register call: Trego 785-743-6361, Ellis 628-9430, Gove 938-4480, Norton 877-5755, Sheridan 675-3268, Decatur 475-8121, or Graham County Extension Offices 421-3411.  Student needs to bring Student Tractor Manual, pens, and pencils and the assignments are required to be completed prior to class start-up including review of manual and completion of worksheets.
Certification will be presented to participants who meet all of the following:
  1. who attend all sessions
  2. who complete the required assignments
  3. who successfully complete a tractor safety exam
  4. who safely demonstrates the ability to operate a tractor and all its controls according to safe operating procedures under the supervision of a parent or employer
  5. who are 14-15 years of age (others will receive certification at the time they turn 14)

4-H Swine Identification
Swine identification must be submitted to the county agent by April 26, 2014 to qualify animal/animals for the fair show.  Identification papers and ear tags are available at the Extension Office and will need 4-H member, parent/guardian, and county agent or FFA Advisor's signature.  Two pictures will be required, one of the side view that show all 4 feet and legs and a front view of a complete head shot with the ear tag number showing.  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the Extension Office at 785-421-3411 or Karen Shepard at kshepard@ksu.edu.
 

4H Photo Adventure Camp 2014
June 14 thru 17th, at Rock Springs 4-H Center.  Registration fee is $195 for youth and $215 for adults.  Parents and 4-H Volunteers are invited to attend camp and learn along with the youth.  Enrollment is limited so don't delay in registering.  Register online, registration closes May 1, 2014, go to: http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=317.
Photo Adventure Camp is an intense, exciting four day photographic experience for teens age 13-16.  Cameras, teens, and a camp theme of "Images with an edge" will combine to explore and capture camper's vision  in both new and traditional activities.  Talented and dynamic volunteers will provide hands-on instruction enabling many new skills to be learned.
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Water Smart Landscape Series
Homeowners, Landscape Professionals, Master Gardeners, & Community Members Plan to attend this Free Series which includes supper.  KSU Ag Research Center, 1232 240th Ave, Hays, KS, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Soil testing, xeriscaping, plant location and species, household water conservation, efficient watering in the landscape, stormwater runoff, private well maintenance, and lawn care will be discussed.
  1. March 25th--Raising Your Water IQ
  2. April 1st-- Soil Testing, Soil Health, and Fertilizer Management
  3. April 8th-- Xeriscaping and Drought Tolerant Plant Species
  4. April 22nd-- Healthy Lawn Management in Drought Conditions
Please RSVP at 785-628-9430 for meal count by March 21st.

Full Circle... An Aging Expo: Living Life!
The Full Circle Aging Expo is perfect for aging individuals, their families and professionals who work with aging populations to learn about issues from Estate Planning to Dementia.  The Expo will be held on April 25, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Hays, KS at the Messiah Lutheran Church.
For further information go to: www.northwest.ksu.edu under Events. Registration is $25 per person or $40 for 2 family members. Registration is due April 17, 2014.    Full Circle>aging expo, Full Circle>aging expo2, Full Circle>aging expo3, Full Circle>aging expo4, Full Circle>aging expo5,
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The Kansas 4-H Sportfishing Tournament
Open to all 4-H members.  The contest runs throughout the year and ends September 15, 2014.
One 4-H Angler of the year will be named in each of the species listed below. These are fish commonly found in Kansas waters.  Each Angler of the Year will receive a 4-H Sportfishing cap and tackle box with fishing gear or comparable prizes (one per individual). All participants that enter a certified entry will receive a 4-H Sportfishing cap (one per individual).
The following species will make up the contest:
Specie         Minimum length for entry
Catfish        15"; Sunfish 6"; Crappie 10"; Black Bass 15"; Carp or Drum 15"
Find complete instructions and rules on the Wildlife Project page of the Kansas 4-H Website: http://www.kansas4h.org/p.aspx?tabid=529.  Gary Gerhard at ggerhard@ksu.edu.
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