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

June 6, 2023

Kansas 4-H Wheat Variety Plots

Submitted by Kelsey Nordyke

The 2023-2024 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program begins fall of 2023 and goes through September 2024. Members should contact their local Extension Office by July 15 for information with enrollments due to the State 4-H Office by August 1, 2023, in order that we can have enough seed and metal signs available for Extension agents and leaders to pick up at the designated locations. Extension Agents should complete registration here.

New participants will receive a free large plot sign, and five individual variety signs. Returning members receive updated wheat variety names on sticky paper to place on existing metal signs. These will be distributed when the wheat is picked up.

There will be no cost for the program in 2023-24 since the five varieties are again being sponsored by commercial companies.

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 4-H and FFA Showcase Building. Wheat Variety Displays can also be entered in the 4-H Wheat Expo August 8 in Pratt.