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Douglas County

K-State Research and Extension Douglas County 
2110 Harper Street
Lawrence KS 66046

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Monday - Friday



Bus Routes to Our Office

Bus Route Options: Route 1 & 5

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Youth Livestock


2022 Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is required for all of the following projects to show at the DgCo Fair: Beef (including bucket calf), Swine, Sheep, Meat and Dairy Goats, Dairy Cattle, all Poultry, and all Rabbits. 

2022 Important Deadlines/Calendar

March 22 - YQCA Platform Family Transition Deadline

April 15: Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Scholarship Application Deadline

April 24:  Last Day to Order Market Beef DNA Envelopes for Nominations

April 30 -Spring Livestock Expo &  Small Livestock Tagging

May 1:  Market Beef Nominations Due

May 2 - Douglas County Small Livestock Tagging

June 8:  Last Day to Order Small Livestock DNA Envelopes for Nominations

June 15:  Commercial Heifer, Swine, Sheep, & Meat Goat Nominations Due

June 22-25:  KASLA (Session 1)

June 29-July 2:  KASLA (Session 2)

July 1-2:  Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Swine Classic

August 20 - 21 -  State 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes (tentative)

September 9-18-  Kansas State Fair

September 3 - October 2 - Kansas Junior Livestock Show

State Livestock Nomination Information and Resources
How to Order DNA Envelopes - Order ASAP

Helpful Showman Resources

| Beef  |  Sheep  |Swine  |Meat Goats  |
Dairy Goats  |Dairy Cattle |Poultry  | Rabbits  |
Meat Goats
Dairy Goats
Dairy Cattle