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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 30, 2015

2016 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open

Submitted by Deryl Waldren

As wheat harvest begins, it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2016 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2015 and goes through September 2016. The enrollment form and program details are currently available. Visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=297.

Members are asked to contact their local Extension Office by July 10 for information with enrollments due to the Northwest Area Extension Office by July 24, 2015. Cost for 2015-16 will again be $30 to receive the five varieties of wheat. This fee is now needed to contribute to the cost of the wheat varieties. It is very important that we know the number of participants early, so we can have enough seed and metal signs available for Extension agents and leaders to pick up at the Kansas State Fair. New participants will receive a free large plot sign, and five free individual variety signs. These will be distributed on Friday, September 11, at the 2015 Kansas State Fair.

Don’t forget to pull your wheat samples for the Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Thursday, August 6, at Hays, and also for wheat samples at your county fair, that may be eligible for the Kansas State Fair 4-H Crops Division. This year's participants who are getting ready to harvest their plots should be planning their county fair display for possible qualifying for the Kansas State Fair entry in the Showcase Building.

For more information, contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or email dwaldren@ksu.edu.