Thursday, September 3, 2015

The 4-H Tip Sheet provides timely advice for 4-H members.

Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines
State and Area 4-H deadlines for local Extension staff, 4-H members and volunteers.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Kids Count Report
The recently released Kids Count report offers extensive data, recommendations and tools on issues related to children and families. It is one of many annual reports that provides a gauge for planners, decision-makers, business leaders, community organize

Upcoming Events

Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend - KYLF AND KVF
Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend will be held November 20-22, 2015. The weekend includes the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum and the Kansas Volunteer Forum. Online Registration will open in late August. Registration will be due on October 15.
4-H Horticulture Judging
The 2015 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in Manhattan, Kansas. Our contest is hosted for the day by the Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Natural Resources.
48 Hours of 4-H
Join us October 10-11 to see just how much we can give back to our communities! The weekend after National 4-H Week, is the perfect opportunity to setup a service project. Its time for the 2nd Annual 48 Hours of 4-H Event.
2015 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl News
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 17-18 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “All About that Dog.” Registration will be through the CVent 4-H system with registration due by September 25th.

4-H Online

Prep for the New Program Year
On October 1st, 4HOnline will “rollover” to the new 4-H Program year. This will require local Extension staff to complete some work in the system to ensure that 4HOnline is ready to accept new 4-H enrollments and returning member reenrollments.

Kansas State Fair

Kansas State Fair – Horse Summary
Horse entry details for the Kansas State Fair Fair.

Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Form Available
Updated 2016 Scholarship Available

Professional Development

Food Preservation Update for Agents
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Registrations are now being accepted to attend the Food Preservation Update classes in September.
4-H Updates Set for Nov. 10, 12, 13
We look forward to our series of 4-H Updates. More details and registration will be coming. For now, choose a site and reserve the date on your calendar. Nov. 10 - Garden City, Nov. 12 - Ottawa, Nov. 12 - Salina.
Foundations of Youth Development and 4-H Program Management
The Foundations of Youth Development and 4-H Program Management training is designed to introduce participants to the foundations of positive youth development and to effectively apply and incorporate good management practices to the 4-H program.

Marketing

Recruit New 4-H'ers During Back-to-School Time
Now is the time to increase recruitment efforts for youth to join 4-H. Utilize the "Life's Little Questions" campaign materials.

Funding Opportunities

NCR-SARE Announces 2016 Youth Educator Sustainable Agriculture Grants Call for Proposals
The 2016 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.

Program Information

Avian Influenza Web Page and Changes to Poultry Events
The stop movement order for poultry to slow the progression of avian influenza (AI) from the Kansas Division of Health has resulted in changes to several poultry events. This has resulted in many questions about how events will be handled.
Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training News
Reminders and last calls about Dog events and Judges certification.
Standards for Participation in Kansas FFA and 4-H Youth Development Educational Opportunities
The purpose of the standards outlined below are to assist in determining eligible participation in FFA and/or 4-H Youth Development learning experiences.
Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Training in 2016
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team works to assist counties with advice and tips concentrating in these core areas: astronomy, aviation, robotics, rocketry, GPS/GIS and computers.

Other News

Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Application Process
The Youth Council Application information link is available on the KYLF webpage on the State 4-H Website. Any Kansas 4-H member between the ages of 14 and 18 before January 1, 2015 may apply.
Discovery Days Task Force Applications
Discovery Days Task Force Applications are now available
Counties/Districts Needed for 2016 Kansas 4-H Japanese Exchange
This summer inbound program which Kansas has conducted with LABO and LEX in Japan since 1977 is seeking counties to participate in 2016.
2015 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo Results
Over 45 Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, friends and Extension staff attended the 2015 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo in Hays on August 6th at the K-State Ag Research Center. Participants judged educational classes of wheat, cookies, weeds, and photography.

Camping

4-H Camp Changes
If counties/districts are negotiating changes among current camp groups, the information below needs to be followed for 2015.

Reaching New Audiences

Have something you need translated in Spanish? We have a 4-H community partner!
Dr. Laura Kanost is a 4-H mom, volunteer, and also happens to be a certified translator and associate professor of Spanish at Kansas State University. Dr. Kanost has offered for her translation class of fall 2015 to take 4-H documents and translate them.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

2016-17 Academic Year Programs Hosting
By mid September, Kansas 4-H will be making a commitment to host students for the school year from Japan, Korea and Mexico Through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs for the 2016-17 school year.
2016 Kansas 4-H Exchange Programs Outbound Opportunities
Kansas 4-H Exchange Programs in collaboration with States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs and the IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. is offering several exchange outbound opportunities for Kansas youth and 4-H alumni.