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This Kansas camp facility has out-sized impact

The Around Farm Progress podcast shares the value of the Rock Springs State 4-H Center in Kansas and what it means beyond 4-H

Willie Vogt

April 23, 2021

Can a 4-H camp facility make a difference? Looks like this facility in Kansas does. The Rock Springs Ranch State 4-H Center near Junction City, Kan., is used for far more than 4-Hers. From FFA officer training to classes for those who are part of the Kansas Ag and Rural Leadership class, the facility is a busy place.

The 735-acre facility is celebrating its 75th year serving the state and Jennifer Latzke, editor of Kansas Farmer, caught up with leadership for the organization to look back at the camp's founding. And she also looks to the future with the group.

The value of camping and the investment in camp facilities in any state cannot be underestimated. The impact these have on youth, and in this case, adults, is immeasurable. Listen in as Latzke gets the lowdown on how this facility got going and keeps going today.

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Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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